This tiny freshwater creature can live for 1400 years

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When this little animal was born, the planet only held about 200 million people. By continually renewing their cells, small freshwater polyps known as hydras are able to come close to achieving a type of biological immortality - in a controlled lab setting, researchers have found that 5% of a hydra population would still be alive after 1,400 years.
Photo: When this little animal was born, the planet only held about 200 million people. By continually renewing their cells, small freshwater polyps known as hydras are able to come close to achieving a type of biological immortality - in a controlled lab setting, researchers have found that 5% of a hydra population would still be alive after 1,400 years.

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