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WATCH: Water bears are still nature's toughest animals

Weird as hell.

FIONA MACDONALD
11 MAY 2016
 

Tardigrades, or water bears, are freaking strange. They're the only animals that can survive in the vacuum of space, they can go decades without food or water, and they can handle being frozen for 30 years like it's NBD.

Check out the video above to find out what makes them so weird. I don't know about you, but I, for one, welcome our new water bear overlords.

Video produced in partnership with Futurism.

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