The Most Surprising Animal Facts

The natural world has a way with surprises. There are some things in nature so bizarre that not even the greatest, most creative and forward-thinking artists could ever dream of thinking them up. Like tornados, for example. What’s the deal with those crazy things? But this sentiment isn’t limited to only mindless meteorological phenomena, it’s also applicable to the animal kingdom. These some surreal animal facts that are sure to make you reevaluate everything you think you know about the critters of the world.

There’s an immortal species of Jellyfish.

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Yeah, you read that right. We’re not mincing words here. There’s literally an immortal being swimming among us. The turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the immortal jellyfish, is capable of completely reversing its aging process, meaning that it’s stuck in a perpetual loop of adolescence. While this is nothing short of incredible, it’s worth pointing out that these jellyfish aren’t truly immortal, given that they’re prone to injury and disease.

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