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Did you know that we humble jellies hold the secret to immortality?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (30606points) November 28th, 2012

Read and rejoice.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake Cool. I didn’t know joining fluther would bring me immortality.:) It’s brought me some awesome gifts but that’s wild.

deni's avatar

That article is fantastically fascinating. Holy shit! Thanks!

marinelife's avatar

Really great article. Fascinating concept.

bkcunningham's avatar

I have reached an age where I feel like I’m aging in reverse. It won’t be long until I am wearing diapers and gumming my food.

janbb's avatar

I do know – I just read it on Facebook!

gailcalled's avatar

I, also. I read it in the Times.

linguaphile's avatar

Yep! We do!! Love that article :D

bookish1's avatar

Wow, cool article. Thank you for sharing @Hawaii_Jake . Far too long to read at bedtime, but I’ve read a quarter of it and will finish it tomorrow.

So far I’ve learned that not only are these jellies immortal, but they are poised to take over the world!

lillycoyote's avatar

Great article, @Hawaii_Jake but… while I certainly would like to live a good, long life, in good health, I’m not sure I want to live forever. Who knows? Maybe death is the beginning our “next great adventure.”

Just a little philosophical and existential musing there; not looking for an argument.



Who Wants to Live Forever

Conan the Barbarian
Do You Want to Live Forever?


Jussange's avatar

Prefer the telomerase idea. Rather stay in my prime rather than become physically of an age that it is illegal to have sex or drink or drive.

Berserker's avatar

Whoa dude, that’s insane. Potentially immortal jellyfish. and I been slaughtering all dem virgins for nothin

augustlan's avatar

I heard about the immortal jellyfish a while back, but it was nice to be reminded. So interesting!

picante's avatar

Fascinating article! I particularly admired this sentence: It is possible to imagine a distant future in which most other species of life are extinct but the ocean will consist overwhelmingly of immortal jellyfish, a great gelatin consciousness everlasting. . . . I’m rather smug with my “great gelatin consciousness everlasting” right now!

lillycoyote's avatar

@ucme I gave you a GA on this one, because I like you, even though, I got there first. :-)

ucme's avatar

Oops, so you did @lillycoyote, great minds & all that B¬)

lillycoyote's avatar

@ucme I adore you but I am not a saint and I have to say that I am just, plain and simple, not above showing you up and making sure that everyone here knows that I am just better than you are. :-)

ucme's avatar

@lillycoyote Atta girl, same old feisty, saucy mare ;¬}

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