Worms frozen in permafrost for over 40,000 years brought back to life by scientists
G’day ladies and gents, how ya doing today? If you’ve ever woken up after a really bloody long sleep and felt a bit groggy, spare a thought for two Russian nematodes revived by scientists in Moscow. They’ve been brought back to life after spending tens of thousands of years frozen in Siberian permafrost.
Holy f**king sh*tballs, Batman. This is bloody incredible. Long story short, these cheeky Russian scientists have gone and found a couple of nematodes from the time woolly mammoths were roaming the earth. That in itself seems like a remarkable achievement, but these clever b*stards have even revived the pricks.
The two nematodes were about 42,000 and 32,000 years old. The first worm was found in Permafrost by the Alazeya River in the frozen wastes of Russia’s Yakutia region. It’s the oldest of the two at 42,000 years old. The other was found in a prehistoric squirrel’s burrow in Pleistocene Park – a place scientists hope they can use to recreate the Arctic habitat of woolly mammoths.
The expedition, which featured Russian researchers working with geoscientists from the US, had 300 prehistoric worms to work with, and two were found to contain ‘viable’ nematodes. Once the scientists gave ‘em a hug and a warm blanket, the two creatures started moving around and eating.
The scientists are f**ken stoked with themselves because the nematodes are multicellular. Like people. They say this result will help with research into cryogenics. ‘It is obvious that this ability suggests that the Pleistocene nematodes have some adaptive mechanisms that may be of scientific and practical importance for the related fields of science, such as cryomedicine, cryobiology, and astrobiology.”
In layman’s terms that means, “Hold onto your jockstraps, f**ksticks. With this success we can explore avenues Vicky Frankenstein could only dream of. We’ll be freezing c**ts and sending ‘em to explore the vastness of space in no time!”
Final thought: We certainly live in exciting times. This is bloody awesome sh*t. Or the end of days. I’m not sure. But you know, when the worms combine with the sarcophagus juice and bring a new plague to humanity, blame the Russians. It’s the sensible thing to do.
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H/T: Siberian Times.