An amoeba can withstand ingestion of all types. If you want to kill an amoeba, you can boil it, squash it, or dry it out. I’m guessing you could also kill it with toxins or coercives. But if an amoeba lives in a large body of water–as so many of them do–it could conceivably be about as old as the water itself. AND… Aardvarks do somersaults. An albatross has the ability to turn off half its brain at a time. And soldier ants will clog the entrance to the colony with their heads. When worker ants return to the nest, they know which solider heads to bonk, in what order, to gain entrance.

I’m reading the best dictionary ever.

(Originally posted December 9, 2016)

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