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EAGLE EYE
06-13-2010, 04:43 PM
http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/jellyfish.jpg
(Photo: Peter Schuchert (http://www.ville-ge.ch/mhng/hydrozoa/hydrozoa-directory.htm))

The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal (http://montereybayaquarium.typepad.com/sea_notes/2010/02/an-immortal-jellyfish.html) in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.
Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan (http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/HOR_I25/HYDROZOA.html) jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).
The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/01/29/the-curious-case-of-the-immortal-jellyfish/) which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again. Researchers are studying the jellyfish to discover how it is able to reverse its aging process.
Because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They're now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters. "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion (http://www.worldhealth.net/news/jellyfish_that_can_age_backwards_are_inv/)," says Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute.
Bryan Nelson is a regular contributor to Mother Nature Network (http://www.mnn.com/), where a version of this post (http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/10-animals-with-the-longest-life-spans/older-than-your#image) originally appeared.



http://green.yahoo.com/blog/guest_bloggers/26/the-world-s-only-immortal-animal.html

INF
06-13-2010, 04:48 PM
great piece of info.thank you.

Crackhead Bob
06-13-2010, 04:49 PM
What a truly beautiful yet sad creature.

EAGLE EYE
06-13-2010, 04:50 PM
Oh and this would be a good opportunity to pass this link on:

http://www.singularity.com/themovie/index.php


^ Hopefully the full movie will be online by fall after it circulates the summer movie festivals.

By 2045 we may essentially become immortal like this jellyfish. At least I hope.

PALEFORCE
06-13-2010, 05:13 PM
we are very close, well i shouldnt say we, but them and it has nothing to do with any cybernetic enhancements or anything like that, it has to do with keeping cellular communication at its peak.

people could easily live active lives well to 150+ but in this modern world it is nearly impossible for the common man to have this lifestyle

LORD NOSE
06-13-2010, 05:31 PM
life and life more abundantly - the reason why we are not sharing in this is because we refuse to do what we know is the right thing to do - the righteous and intelligent are in control of this whole thing - not the evil - we are really just seeing it the wrong way - Again, Death is unnecessary and unnatural

Ghost In The 'Lac
06-13-2010, 06:13 PM
Looks like Krang found himself a new vessel

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/jmidget123/Krang.jpg

djskillz
06-13-2010, 06:40 PM
Looks like Krang found himself a new vessel

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/jmidget123/Krang.jpg

lmao

Living-jism
06-13-2010, 06:45 PM
Can't we just eat it? lol

EAGLE EYE
06-13-2010, 08:40 PM
Can't we just eat it? lol

This isn't surprising coming from you

New-Yorks-Finest
06-13-2010, 09:38 PM
some sick shit here, i didnt know their was an immortal animal!

SID
06-14-2010, 08:13 AM
Oh and this would be a good opportunity to pass this link on:

http://www.singularity.com/themovie/index.php


^ Hopefully the full movie will be online by fall after it circulates the summer movie festivals.

By 2045 we may essentially become immortal like this jellyfish. At least I hope.

Yeah Ray Kurzweil is heading us into a new era for sure.

Cant wait for Singularity and transcendent man
http://transcendentman.com/

LORD NOSE
06-14-2010, 08:30 AM
how does infra red light work ?

we can't see that shit normally right ?

what if i made a full body suit made of infra red, would yall be able to see me ?

i'ma make a helmet like that

cutn' heads
06-14-2010, 08:39 AM
No one lives forever, no one. But with advances in modern science and my high level income, it's not crazy to think I can live to be 245, maybe 300. Heck, I just read in the newspaper that they put a pig heart in some guy from Russia. Do you know what that means?

SID
06-14-2010, 08:47 AM
You have no idea what's coming...

Frank Sobotka
06-14-2010, 09:08 AM
Those jellyfish must be bored out of their minds.

LORD NOSE
06-14-2010, 10:40 PM
a floating brain with 100 mini snakes for legs

it's a brain with no body to feed - of coarse it'll live forever

deny the flesh

deny the bowels/stomach

feed the brain and mind

you'll live longer

EAGLE EYE
06-14-2010, 11:02 PM
did this guy just call the tentacles "mini snakes" ?

Mumm Ra
06-14-2010, 11:29 PM
i thought they looked more like mini eels but whatev













(jk - good thought sunny)

LORD NOSE
06-14-2010, 11:38 PM
snakes,eels,long glowing wheels

whatever you feel

Uncle Steezo
06-14-2010, 11:40 PM
jellyfish invasion.

SID
06-15-2010, 03:17 AM
Did the man who runs KTL just call jellyfish tentacles "mini snakes" to connect to the autistic demographic?

Mumm Ra
06-15-2010, 03:37 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xo008fhxaBo/Sg0M0BhAJMI/AAAAAAAAAFA/EfW0PlrXdYM/s320/john-witherspoon.jpg
mini snake, mini worm, mini i dont give a damn

the real fool gets caught up in appearances and misses the big picture

SID
06-15-2010, 03:42 AM
Your right......



a floating brain with 100 mini snakes for legs
it's a brain with no body to feed - of coarse it'll live forever




Timeless Jewels.

Mumm Ra
06-15-2010, 04:01 AM
ive yet to hear anything better from you
keep getting caught up though, no matter

Mindsword
06-15-2010, 06:34 AM
can its chemicals/genes be used on humans?

LORD NOSE
06-15-2010, 12:05 PM
Did the man who runs KTL just call jellyfish tentacles "mini snakes" to connect to the autistic demographic?

mini snakes,electric strings, Tv hairs,sid dicks,etc.....
however you wanna see it

peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches with alfalfa

it's all the same

LORD NOSE
06-15-2010, 12:07 PM
ive yet to hear anything better from you
keep getting caught up though, no matter


he can't make the connection

Mumm Ra
06-15-2010, 05:16 PM
no
but i try to show him countless times anyway
so many times he can't look past his own feelings and it stops him short
he wouldn't post your whole quote because of his feelings of where it came from