This little creature seems to 'live forever'

February 3, 2015 4:02 PM

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A water-loving animal called the hydra may measure less than a half-inch, but still has something on us: It seems to live forever. Treehugger revisits this biological mystery, calling hydra "marvels of the animal world" that share "regenerative powers" with the multi-headed Hydra of Greek mythology.

We know about hydra because—according to a video by two NPR reporters—a teacher discovered the plant-like creature in a pond 250 years ago and split it in half.

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