A microscopic waterbear scratching its back in a similar fashion to a real bear
54081 upvotes
1170 comments
to_the_tenth_power
5 days ago
gfycat.com
A microscopic waterbear scratching its back in a similar fashion to a real bear
TrustedExpert
6262
5 days ago

Does something that small have nerves thats can sense itches?

Looks more like its trying to consume the square object its pushing around. It stops moving when it loses that object

flxdg
4837
5 days ago

I think you're right but that explanation is boring

TrustedExpert
1680
5 days ago

Reality often is.

puddlejumpers
560
5 days ago

Then feed us fun lies instead!

JemGod
558
5 days ago

Here we see the microscopic waterbear performing a circle dance in order to attract a mate.

SprittneyBeers
302
5 days ago

If the circle dance is ineffective, the water bear will be forced to gather other water bears and begin a circle jerk.

NooniH
125
5 days ago

Read the entire thing in David Attenborough's voice....

pommelawyer
71
5 days ago

Not sure if you're telling me you did or I should.

ediks
59
5 days ago

Yes

Benz-101_
6
5 days ago
NooniH
3
5 days ago

..... both.

Cory2020
26
5 days ago

That’s Sir David Attenborough to u peasant

NooniH
29
5 days ago

As a UK national we get to call him by his street name! Big D.

J3sush8sm3
3
5 days ago

Im watching a documentary with him narrating as we speak

BreadForAll2020
20
5 days ago

And thus Reddit was born

LillyPip
11
5 days ago

Kinky!

GoneInSixtyFrames
2
5 days ago

Circle Jerks are not the only thing a water bear does before hibernating.

o-dizz
1
5 days ago
real_dea
2
5 days ago

I really wanted that sub to exist. zips up jeans in dissatisfaction

puddlejumpers
14
5 days ago

See? Much better. And your username is truly outrageous.

cobojojo
8
5 days ago

Here we see a sea bear being rejected by a sea bear circle

RapistDwarf
7
5 days ago

Who knows maybe that's exactly what he's doing

JemGod
3
5 days ago

Just a waterbear looking for some waterbear love 😉. Also, love your username.

DasEve16
8
5 days ago

Its a waterbear but since there is a protective circule around its prey it can't reach. If there was an oval we would see a different scenario and let's not talk about making chimpanzee-like noices Edit: typo

salamanderpencil
3
5 days ago

Noice!

John-Farson
2
5 days ago

...since there is a protective circule around its pray it can't reach...

Let's not bring religion into this, please.

lizhurleysbeefjerky
3
5 days ago

The waterbears can often be seen goading each other on to perform this manoeuvre until they are dizzy, at which point they attempt to run in a straight line and place a hat atop a small cone. Scientists are still no clearer as to why, males and females alike partake. An untrained observer might well speculate it is them having fun, yet we know at all other times waterbears prefer a life of monotony and stoic contemplation.

Amidstsaltandsmoke1
2
5 days ago

Does a waterbear shit in the water woods?

ILiveInAWAN
2
5 days ago

you're actually a microscopic waterbear in a coma

FuckWayne
2
5 days ago

Jesus was born to a virgin

lonevolff
2
5 days ago

Tell me lies tell me sweet little lies

puddlejumpers
2
5 days ago

Tell me tell me lies tell me tell me lies

SEND_DUCK_PICS
2
5 days ago

Every may 15th waterbears perform the ritual reenactment of a legendary escape from a large ameoba made by Bob waterbear in the year 1593, considered by most waterbears to be the cleverest thing a waterbear has ever done

puddlejumpers
2
5 days ago

Holy shit, that's today!

ChickenZenphyre
2
5 days ago

If you observe carefully, it looks like the microscopic waterbear is summoning a mitochondria which is the powerhouse of the cell.

dunnoanymore18
2
5 days ago

The earth if flat

impasta_
13
5 days ago

Waterbear: I am inevitable.

1norcal415
2
5 days ago

Not sure if Thanos or Trump

gingerbread_homicide
2
5 days ago

Thrumpnos

theoryofcoolness
27
5 days ago

Reality can often be disappointing as well

treesandfood4me
5
5 days ago

Name checks out

ThatLid
4
5 days ago

Reality is often disappointing

Valdrbjorn
3
5 days ago

Reality can be whatever I want.

etiennetop
1
5 days ago
thedudeabiding
16
5 days ago

I made this exact reference yesterday. It was lost on the person I was speaking with, too.

fuzzb0y
26
5 days ago

Because it was super bad

xVortexA
2
5 days ago

damn that's terrifying

curiouscabbage69
1
5 days ago

Aren't all cocks?

TehPharaoh
18
5 days ago

Still cute though, like a puppy kicking away a ball its trying to pick up

SnapySapy
8
5 days ago

More like that golden retriever who keeps licking rhe chicken nugget stuck in a high chair but it just keeps spinning instead of being eaten.

Jugbot
2
5 days ago

Is it though? Water bears are cool!

Cookie4316
2
5 days ago

Reality is often dissappointing

zenshatta
2
5 days ago

How is it boring? We're literally observing microscopic life forms that live all around us, doing their thing. That's pretty interesting to me

PianoMastR64
2
5 days ago

idk. I think it's more interesting. Simple life following simple rules in the right conditions can end up exhibiting complex behaviors like this. It's even more special because we can relate to dropping something that rolls away just beyond reach as we struggle for far too long to pick it up in hunchback position.

RitoShimada
1
5 days ago

Reality is often disappointing.

jman878
124
5 days ago

Perhaps it is trying to remove debris from its body with cellular lipids from that cell wall. Like a cell soap bubble bath.

heseov
55
5 days ago

That would require enough intelligence to understand it could use another object as a tool. Probably not.

SerLava
72
5 days ago

Well I think his theory is wrong, but it would not require intelligence- whatever behavior this is, is simply a reaction to chemical stimuli. It is essentially a robot programmed by evolution.

jman878
39
5 days ago

They have to molt their cuticles regularly. Its behavior is also nearly identical to tardigrades trying to shed their "skins". This would be one of the first stages of molting. Loosening the outer cuticle. I was trying to humanize it(which is a big nono in biology for this reason: people applying human traits or actions to an animal or cell.

redlaWw
40
5 days ago

Water bears are tardigrades.

ReactDen
5
5 days ago

Lots of Protozoa are motile, but they don’t have nervous systems. Motility and nervous systems don’t go hand in hand.

fabzter
3
5 days ago

And don't go into metazoa. There are motile macroscopic multicellular organisms with out any kind of nervous systems.

ieee802
17
5 days ago

They do have a nervous system though.

Madmans_Endeavor
13
5 days ago

Well they have a brain. Unsure how much of a peripheral nervous system they have. A lot of non-disease related itching is due to nociceptors that such primitive animals likely lack.

venbrou
8
5 days ago

Thing is a water bear does have a nervous system. It has a brain and several ganglia.

Systral
107
5 days ago

Doesn't mean they feel pleasure from scratching.

SPOOFE
69
5 days ago

Sure, but we can’t necessarily prove you feel pleasure from scratching, either. ;)

Systral
60
5 days ago

Yes we can. Lymbic system.

altruisticbacon
25
5 days ago

Why go so far? I can tell you (with words) from my experience it’s true. So can others.

Edit: Lol. You all got me in that I wasn't clear. I'm taking about humans. Humans can say they're itching. I'll address other points in the replies.

Edit 2: Actually, no. I'll address the other points here:

I could be lying. Yes, humans can. Yet we are also pragmatic. We generally trust our friends when they say their head hurts. Sometimes we try to piece out people's motivations when we suspect someone is lying.

We're talking about PROVING something Proof is a brutal concept. It parses truth from lies, giving a sense of absolute certainty. It's also a narrow concept of truth. It's true that I'm typing now. No need for math, logic, or instruments for you to confirm it. If I itch, it's true to me. If I tell you that I itch, it's true for us. Once again, only if you suspect a conspiracy on my part would you doubt my itch.

Computers can be programmed to say they itch Yes, they can. I have reasons to suspect a lie in that case. I know from the experience of being a human that itching involves skin, discomfort, and scratching. From schooling, I know nerves and perhaps medication, inflammation, mosquitoes, or other things are involved. I wouldn't trust a computer because it departs so much from my experience of itch.

But we are fundamentally computers We're also fundamentally a pile of organs. We're also fundamentally just molecules. We're also fundamentally rational actors. There are many fundamentally's that we could conjure to explain the world. Models are useful, which is why we shouldn't ditch the idea that we're computers, we're piles of organs, molecules, rational actors, or whatever other model you want to use to explain the world. Yet models aren't reality. Reality is more complex than models.

The idea that we live in the matrix is the result of pushing the metaphor of a brain as a computer to an extreme. It isn't representative of reality as we know it. Reality as we know it is one where I can say I itch, and that is true. No need for any other models to say that.

elhooper
49
5 days ago

does anyone here speak tardigrade?

Techiastronamo
38
5 days ago
cumandanal
3
5 days ago

Clever

Ex_Why_
3
5 days ago

Lol I had to go into advanced reply (on mobile) because I had a feeling you did that.

kromagnon
16
5 days ago

If I programmed a computer to insist that it felt pleasure from scratching itches, would you believe it?

RaiseHellPraiseDale3
15
5 days ago

I think “prove” was the key word there

rkjp
8
5 days ago

You could be lying, therefore your testimony offers no proof.

DaJuiceIODLoose
16
5 days ago

So they itch twice as much?

TaxationBecomesTheft
21
5 days ago

Nope, they itch half as much. 1 tardiscratch = 2 humanscratch /s

Lanadelroi
2
5 days ago

Vegans: Now what

MartianInvasion
2
5 days ago

So they're twice as smart as humans, got it.

ParameciaAntic
44
5 days ago

It's actually just stuck. There's a cover glass pinning everything to the slide.

The round object it's circling is the high point that allows it some movement. It can't venture further away without getting squished more.

The_True_Black_Jesus
2
5 days ago

Yeah I think this dude's right cause there seems to be a second one that didn't escape the squash a little lower

DubsNC
2
5 days ago

Ahh, that’s the wonderful thing about Reddit. Someone is always here to point out the hopelessness of existence vs micro water bear wants scritches.

facestab
26
5 days ago

I thought it looked stuck do to some surface tension type of force or something.

mrskwrl
21
5 days ago

Still cute in a dumb way.

Diesl
17
5 days ago

The waterbear is stuck to the surface tension of the fluid and can't escape.

DrMewler
2
5 days ago

Release the waterbear!

cashpiles
13
5 days ago

lol I like how you put that

goodanimals
11
5 days ago

True. I think this could be caused by chemotaxis, which is a thing that bacteria and yeast do. They migrate in the direction of concentration gradient of a special chemical (usually food). It is a simple mechanism that usually works pretty well except some tricky situations (like in this video).

Whitewalkingauror
4
5 days ago

It's a simple spell but quite unbreakable.

The-Potato-Lord
3
5 days ago

Then I'll take it off your corpse.

numbers909
3
5 days ago

Can't argue with a username like that

CurunirTheWisest
4
5 days ago

I think it was trying to pierce that object(virus) into that organism to symbiotically destroy its defenses and consume its complex energy bits

Catbrainsloveart
2
5 days ago

If I remember correctly the poor thing is stuck via water surface tension

thatcannabisguy
2
5 days ago

It's probably surface tension and it's stuck to it

The-Great-Gaingeeni
2
5 days ago

No they wouldnt. It is not actually scratching its back.

bwaredapenguin
2
5 days ago

I give it 4 hours before a "C O N S U M E S Q U A R E O B J E C T S" meme ends up on /r/surrealmemes

YeaYeaImGoin
2
5 days ago

Obviously it's not got an itchy back

_advocate_
1
5 days ago

mmm squar objects drools

kickit08
3252
5 days ago

No he just can’t step inside of the sea bear circle

Thanks for first gold

moviemeister
475
5 days ago

SEA BEARS AND FAIRYTALES ARE REAL!?!?

SaintSeal
86
5 days ago

"Fake Science Monthly"

PoiLethe
2
5 days ago

Instead of The Onion, it would be called the Golden Apple.

CrimsonNova
198
5 days ago

THAT'S AN OVAL!!! IT HAS TO BE A CIRCLE!!!

bluEyedillusion
76
5 days ago

THEY HATE CRAWLING EVEN MORE THAN WALKING

DisterDan
3
5 days ago

I GUESS HE JUST DOESNT LIKE YOU

criscodesigns
3
5 days ago

These SpongeBob quotes have me ROFLKPTRing

AntiSeaBearCircles
117
5 days ago

I do my best

1234fireball
28
5 days ago
cloakedstar
25
5 days ago

3 years, you waited for this moment.

naterich_stl
41
5 days ago

Underrated comment of the day

lannister_the_imp
9
5 days ago

The moment I saw this I thought of Spongebob

Vanilla_7hund3r97
2
5 days ago

Someone give this man GOLD !!!

The-Syrinx-Priest
2
5 days ago

This comment section is exactly what I expected and I'm not disappointed

Sumit316
1862
5 days ago

This water bear is "Tardigrade" and it has survived all five mass extinction events.

Another fascinating thing about it can withstand temperatures ranging from -458 °F to 300 °F, pressure six times stronger than what is found in the deepest parts of the ocean, and can go without food and water for more than 10 years.

It is sometimes dubbed as the hardest thing to kill on (or off) planet earth.

etiennetop
772
5 days ago

But yet they are snail food..

balllllhfjdjdj
850
5 days ago

Eventually we all are

muffinless
303
5 days ago

Not this guy.

HdurinaS
167
5 days ago

Decoy snail

DirtiestTenFingers
65
5 days ago

Personally, I wondered why nobody ever pointed out that at no time ever is the snail ever said to be near him. He gets his immortality and a million dollars, some random crustacean in the amazon suddenly has an IQ and a swiss bank account. I think that man goes insane long before he finds the right snail.

theproblemdoctor
35
5 days ago

He is immortal. He will wait for mr snail. Snail will come to him too. + once people become immortal years start to blend togheter. Creating the illusion of time moving much faster. This dude will probably not go insane.

MATA321
55
5 days ago

Gottem

sturdybutter
29
5 days ago

"I ask them to pour a little salt down the hole after him, just to remind him who hes dealing with" Fucking hilarious

ViperSRT3g
10
5 days ago

With the $1M buy a cubesat and launch that snail into space, preferably into a heliocentric orbit. Even better if you're able to buy enough cubesat slots to be able to allow for enough fuel to de-orbit into the sun.

stron2am
8
5 days ago

Plot twist: that guy is a Tardigrade

Glilopi
2
5 days ago

This was incredible

perpetualwalnut
2
5 days ago

Why not just become friends with the snail and make a trues?

Knightman18
32
5 days ago

I love it

ldo_obl
11
5 days ago

I rather be ash.

saintjonah
2
5 days ago

Snails eat ash.

Ageir9
17
5 days ago

Bet it's one of those snails from /r/AskReddit

nashmishah
29
5 days ago

yeah and this is their teeth.

already_satisfied
7
5 days ago

Do they die in the snail's gut?

andrewsad1
35
5 days ago

Tardigrades are able to survive in the most extreme environments on (and off) Earth, but to do this, they have to enter cryptobiosis. Basically, the tardigrade stops all metabolic processes, and it "dies" for a little bit. When it's no longer in trouble, it comes back undamaged.

Unfortunately for the tardigrade, cryptobiosis can't protect from the corrosion of stomach acid.

Is_Not_A_Real_Doctor
3
5 days ago

One would presume they are still susceptible to digestive enzymes, lysosomes, and free radicals. They’re still organic. They have cell membranes that can be ruptured and their organelles can still be degraded into base protein.

Arisonius
2
5 days ago

Can the snail see them or does it just kind of haphazardly devour them like a vacuum cleaner accidently getting a delicious m&m?

RealisticIllusions82
143
5 days ago

Sounds like human beings are not destined for survival. My wife can’t live outside of the 65-75 degree range, according to our thermostat

ShiraCheshire
35
5 days ago

Heck, I can't even live at 75. I melt around 71.

nikesoccer01
14
5 days ago

Live in Texas, regularly sleep in 77 degrees. How much do you have to spend on AC for low 70s?

ShiraCheshire
8
5 days ago

I grew up in a pretty cool area, it almost never got hot. We had wind storms and floods like crazy, but the temperatures were very cool and mild year-round. There'd be like one day a year in the summer when it would get up to around 80 and everyone would panic.

Now that I live in a slightly hotter area, I mostly just melt and am absolutely miserable. I don't sweat much at all so I just overheat bad and want to die. Though it still doesn't get past 73 or so downstairs (always hotter upstairs) because I have an axolotl and he will die if it gets too hot.

IGotSoulBut
11
5 days ago

Grew up in an area with temps hitting a legit 105°F with 90% relative humidity during many summers.

I legitimately can't fathom finding 71 warm. It's the perfect indoor condition. At 67, it's slightly chilly for inside.

Somato_Tandwich
3
5 days ago

I live in a place where it hits -40 or lower in the winters and 80 is stay inside unless you're going swimming hot, and I keep the house about 67-69. 71 is warm enough for me that if I wear pants instead of shorts, I'm sweating.

It's crazy how we get tempered by our home climate, for real. You not fathoming people who think the 70s are warm is just like people here being surprised by people visiting wearing jackets when it's in the fifties lol. I visited Florida once and I thought I was gonna melt like ice cream

IGotSoulBut
2
5 days ago

Our ability to temper ourselves is pretty amazing. Spent one summer doing manual labor outdoors. I became pretty much conditioned to extreme heat for the following two years. So much so that short bouts in the upper 90's or in high humidity almost felt comfortable.

That same winter had temps in the teens, and I can not remember ever feeling so cold.

NemTheBlackGoat
2
5 days ago

I grew up in upper Michigan, I feel you

redditpentester
11
5 days ago

Why would she want to? That's a pretty big and normal range.

KeepingItSurreal
82
5 days ago

Not theoretically. They have already done experiments and dehydrated tardigrades were able to withstand 10 days in the vacuum of space and full solar UV radiation. When brought back to earth and rehydrated, the majority of them revived. Hydrated tardigrades had significantly lower rates of survival, but there were survivors out of the test subjects.

Incredible creature.

kevendia
42
5 days ago

When they were brought back from space, they more than just survived, they laid eggs

E: to be completely fair, parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction) is a very common reaction to stress in some animals.

ProperGuard
26
5 days ago

Wow one day millions of years from now some alien planet is going to be invaded by microscopic space bears and it all started right here

tumpdrump
15
5 days ago

Or we were seeded by microscopic spacebears first.

They_Are_Wrong
3
5 days ago

That's one of the biggest theories

IchooseYourName
3
5 days ago

You should really read The Dark Forest trilogy. They're not bears, but they dehydrate themselves to withstand the harshness of space travel. And it takes them 400 years all the while humans are preparing for their arrival. Truly fascinating read.

dontaskmeimdumb
4
5 days ago

That sounds pretty cool.

I'll have to add it to the list!

--_-Deadpool-_--
3
5 days ago

Almost finished season 2 after binging it for the past few weeks. Absolutely love it.

Is_Not_A_Real_Doctor
2
5 days ago

Plot convenience.

error1954
2
5 days ago

I think that experiment has already been done but I'm not certain

Kankunation
2
5 days ago

Idk how long, but yes. They can survive in the total vacuum of space.

Scraggarax
7
5 days ago

Would it be evil of us to send these off into space hoping they'll populate another planet somewhere?

Mooseknuckle94
5
5 days ago

Probably. NASA makes a big deal about not contaminating other planets as well as not bringing anything, like bacteria or something, back.

FCalleja
3
5 days ago

If you believe the panspermia hypothesis, they could very well already be in other planets.

LoudGunZ
5
5 days ago

But will it survive the upcoming one? Find out next time...

dittbub
6
5 days ago

On dragon ball z!!

Happiest_Seal
3
5 days ago

metric bot where are you we need you... nvm... thats -272.22 C to 148.89 C (0.93 K to 422.04 K)

Lathoron
3
5 days ago

Neuroscientist here. They are actually incredibly easy to kill. I was working under a professor that was doing research on fear conditioning and worked with marine tardigrades. One of the the biggest problems running the research is that they would die incredibly fast. Culturing them is incredibly difficult as well. The reason they were able to live and be "indestructible" is because they have several different kind of hibernation. In our case, we were trying to get these marine tardigrades to "tun" or dehydrate themselves. This essentially enables them to "die" and when placed in water, "come back to life". The thing is, simulating these experiments are incredibly hard. Especially if you are trying to shock them. Anyway, even though they are said one of the hardest things to kill, they are actually absurdly fragile creatures. At least in my experience with marine tardigrades. Terrestrial ones may function completely different.

FIZZIEON451
2
5 days ago

And us mortals sweat around 80-90 degrees and die from temperatures below sub zero but can’t really survive below sub 100 and most of us can barely swim.. also most of us can’t go a day without food.

We think we’re a strong lifeform yet compared to this... we’re nothing.

Tizbi
2
5 days ago

I’m glad something as indestructible as this isn’t menace to humans, imagine bedbugs being that tough to kill shudders

UbajaraMalok
2
5 days ago

Uhh... That temperature is almost absolute zero, are you sure of that?

Dragmire800
2
5 days ago

and has survived all mass extinction events

Everything alive today has, in one form or another, survived all mass extinction events

jaimealexlara
1709
5 days ago

I wonder if this is the way higher beings see us...

Hrafnagar
504
5 days ago

I think you're on to something here.

FriendTreaty
170
5 days ago

But the earth is flat?? /s

Granimal-Boofluff
65
5 days ago

That would make more sense though. Otherwise it would be “greater radius beings”

donmeta
5
5 days ago

Also known as Americans.

shawarma_law
3
5 days ago

I think they prefer the term IHOP-American.

TalkativeTree
28
5 days ago

It's flat because they put us in this flat ecosystem for observation. The government and people part of the conspiracy are simply our caretakers given special privileges for keeping everyone else in the dark.

/s

MightyMorph
9
5 days ago

EDIT: Im starting it for real guys!

THere is only one religion and that is the true religion. This world keeps telling us falsehoods, lies like; climate change, coal lungs, renewable energy, global warming, that the moon controls the tides, that there arent chinese made weather machines. that the earth is round and vaccines dont cause autism. That black people and muslims are real humans. Its all lies to keep us sedated and unholy.

This world is actually round, but the real earth is flat. Because what happened was we lost the war against an unchristian race of aliens who had not heard the wisdom of Jesus Christs older brother. Yes the real first son of god. Yahweh. You hear some falsehoods about Yahweh, but reality in our real world Yahweh was the real son of god who came to give us salvation, but then the devil used an alien race to invade our planet and trapped Yahweh and in our defeat they put us into this matrix system to sedate us, while using our spiritual holy energy to further empower the devil and his alien race of demons gays and blacks!

amendment: God in his wisdom sent his second son to free us from this matrix. Jesus Christ. He was unfortunately murdered by the alien race enslavers. We the followers of Yahweh, fought back but they were too many and they won after decades of war. And slowly they spread falsehoods about how Christ came back to life and saved us and this world was the result. No this world is a fake, and they just want you to believe their lies and just wait until you die to reach heaven. But the real heaven is our real planet. Where we are with god everyday.

At first they tried to give us a replica of our real world but we would notice ways to escape as we could feel the call of Yahweh, so they created this fake world where they messed up things like earth being round and there being like gays and blacks and such things. We were actually in an utopia before then, so they created these things to keep us in check! To keep us distracted with fake money, and fake round planets or where the sun is in the center or that gays blacks and browns exist. To keep us sedated and confused. They even mock us with movies with changed roles and history to laugh at us!

But we the true followers of Yahweh, from the real planet for humans Cascellia, collected evidence and found pathways to espace this world and back to our real world where we fight to free Yahweh and bring back uptopia on our planet where everyone looks like the fake supermodels here but 100x better, and every man and women can have whatever they want. Its written by the words of Yahweh. Only those that believe and are dedicated will gain the wisdom to see the path.

To learn more you have to be part of a system though because if people found out about the facts and evidence we have collected, they would go insane so we need to make sure there are only those dedicated to the cause that get access to that information.

We do rigorous investigations to ensure the authenticity of our evidence, and you can slowly gain access by showing your dedication with your time, your attention and your donations.

So donate today, there is no limit, when you have reached the correct number of donation in total, you will gain access to our first enlightened room. Donate what you feel is correct to show your dedication to our cause!

To learn more: join r/FollowersofYahweh


original:

~~Its actually round, but the real earth is flat. Because what happened was we lost the war against an alien race, and in our defeat they put us into this matrix system to learn more about us, because they got bored of learning everything in our normal flat earth with normal humans so they created this fake world where they messed up things like earth being round and there being like gays and blacks and such things. We were actually in an utopia before then, so they created these things to keep us in check! There is a secret path to leave this fake world and wake up back in our real world with real humans, so that we can win our fight. To learn more you have to be part of a system though because if people found out about the facts and evidence we have collected, they would go insane so we need to make sure there are only those dedicated to the cause that get access to that information. We do rigourous investigations to ensure the authenticity of our evidence, and you can slowly gain access by showing your dedication with your time, your attention and your donations. So donate today, there is no limit, when you have reached the correct number of donation in total, you will gain access to our first enlightened room. Donate what you feel is correct to show your dedication to our cause! ~~ /s or maybe i should start a religion.

SlimC05
8
5 days ago

I’d sign up for it. Didn’t read the whole thing tho, but i haven’t read all the bible so...

MightyMorph
4
5 days ago

im starting it now. Im going towards a more redneck kind of vibe as it seems they are the easiest people to fool. anti intellectual anti minority anti gay. That should yield the best chance.

[deleted]
2
5 days ago

[deleted]

MightyMorph
2
5 days ago

yeah i was thinking that it might be complicated.

But then again you also dont want too much attention on it either.

Scientology grew to its space because of more like MLM, but then again isnt all religion just MLM.

But i will incorporate your ideas, using the confederacy and mixing that into it. Perhaps make it so that civil war wasnt about slaves or state rights but a deep rooted secret battle between the forces of evil vs the followers of God. That the defeat meant that people were subdued and made to forget but a few true believers exist and they show the golden confederate battle flags. boom merchandizing.

varungupta3009
10
5 days ago

Are you serious? There is definitely no Earth.

r/NoEarthSociety

joe4553
2
5 days ago

No just the universe that the earth is in.

Actuallyconsistent
1
5 days ago

It is looking at it from the higher dimensions.

shamel4700
1
5 days ago

so we're like microscopic shits on a petri dish?

JesseRodOfficial
15
5 days ago

We live in a society

John-Farson
2
5 days ago

I simply think he's on something there.

KyleLousy
2
5 days ago

I think you're on to something here DMT

shaka_sulu
79
5 days ago
monkey_trumpets
42
5 days ago

He must have had the lid unscrewed on the jerks jar because there are too many jerks in this world.

MarioKartGuy27
21
5 days ago

shut up, jerk.

monkey_trumpets
3
5 days ago

You're the jerk.

MarioKartGuy27
2
5 days ago
mau-el
9
5 days ago

Probably bought all the jars from the jerk store too.

J3sush8sm3
11
5 days ago

Gar larson is one of my favorites, right underneath bill waterson

youkaime
6
5 days ago

He'd probably love it if that were his first name.

J3sush8sm3
7
5 days ago

Somebody deleted my y. When i find out who it is il shoot them in the head

youkaime
3
5 days ago

That f--ker keeps hitting you. Take these! 'l

ibraw
22
5 days ago

Daytime = Lab hours

Night time = Lab closed

MGLLN
3
5 days ago

This is fucked up

1norcal415
3
5 days ago

Help?

Nest_o
19
5 days ago

If there was a giant eyeball the size of the universe, would we even be able to make it out?

Would it be able to see us?

Xanderoga
11
5 days ago

Cue Modest Mouse's 3rd Planet

luckofthedrew
6
5 days ago

My boss just quit their job, says they're going out to find blind spots

Diatomaceous-serf
3
5 days ago

And they'll do it

batmansthediddler
3
5 days ago

when you get to the promised land, you're gonna shake that eye's hand

SheriffBartholomew
9
5 days ago

I was just thinking about that yesterday while sitting at my desk. I work in a high-rise and I was looking down at all the little people and thinking about how I would never guess the complexity of their lives if I was that much bigger than a person.

Luke6805
8
5 days ago

Think about it, you see this little water bear moving around but it as an organism could never even come close to comprehending what we are, and I'm honestly pretty sure it's the same for us. There's some higher being thats so advanced our brains are just not even close to comprehending their existance

notmypantaloons
8
5 days ago

lens zooming in on me walking down the street

higher being: "look at this microscopic straliarrogar scratching its balls in a similar fashion to a real straliarrogar"

haliax69
6
5 days ago

Yes, crows must find our simplistic ways amusing

1norcal415
2
5 days ago

Caw caw!!! Caw cawcaw caw!!!!

FlyLikeATachyon
6
5 days ago

Front page of 5DReddit

Look at this human spirit-walking in a similar fashion to us!

gif of some guy tripping on shrooms

Top comment: “Are we sure this human is really spirit-walking in the way we do? Do three-dimensional creatures even have receptors that can sense spirits?

Looks more like it’s having a sensory overload and hallucinating. He even stops moving after a while.”

CoolDudeMann
4
5 days ago

i wonder if the bear can see or notice us or are we so far away from him he doesn't even notice us.

Improving_Myself_
5
5 days ago

Now think about our population, and then think about how many of these "higher beings" know enough/care/can be bothered/are even in a position to look.

We're primarily looked at by "higher being" undergrads soon to be weeded out of their program.

Bask in the insignificance.

brendan008
2
5 days ago

Weed says what?

Weymansbigiron
25
5 days ago

Yeah, but have you ever tried DMT?

Joshchamp
3
5 days ago

Man, whoever downvoted you for this comment sucks.

hexiron
3
5 days ago

Pull that up, Jamie.

DabbinDubs
6
5 days ago

Does Cannabis make you have an interest in the metaphysical world and it's workings? Or do people that are interested in things like this happen to like Cannabis?

Wrobot_rock
12
5 days ago

Yes

DiscordAddict
5
5 days ago

Cannabis makes people more introspective in general. So do the tryptamine psychedelics

DabbinDubs
3
5 days ago

This is true, I feel as if cannabis is even the most introspective compared with the popular tryptamine psychadelics as there is no visual distraction and you are much more in tune with your 'normal' psyche. Not to say that you can't have profound introspective journeys on DMT, but in my experience it's less about learning about myself and more about exploring the vastness of tomfoolery which is the brain.

Chaosblade
2
5 days ago

Yes.

EdgiPing
2
5 days ago

What higher beings? Pilots?

fannypaquin
2
5 days ago

hits bong "Yep"

Upwherewebelong
1
5 days ago

If by higher beings you mean people in hot air balloons, then no. We just look smaller.

ChiefGhandi
648
5 days ago

It would be incredible to see through their eyes. Like how does the microscopic would look to them?

NetFoley
516
5 days ago

I once read a Redditor saying even we could get to this size ( or just the size of an ant which is way bigger ) we would barely see anything because the amount of light you get from smaller eyes has such a huge impact on your vision

Edit : that didn’t seems clear so I meant to explain what would happen if you could miniaturize yourself to this size

ChiefGhandi
238
5 days ago

I remember reading somewhere on here that there are multiple dimensions all around us. Using the example of ants; they see the world in a different way than humans do. If an ant were on a table in a corner of a room, it would see the room in a totally different way than the human sitting next to the table would. This goes beyond the fact that the ant wouldn’t comprehend what’s in the room like the human would, and what you just said about the amount of light used in eyes that small makes total sense.

gdtimeinc
195
5 days ago

Does that constitute a seperate dimension or is it just a different perspective?

Wrobot_rock
131
5 days ago

They mixed up a popular analogy of an ant on a wire. From our perspective, the wire is 1 dimensional but to the ant it's 2D. This is an easy way to explain wrapped up dimensions that loop back on themselves

Unbarbierediqualita
60
5 days ago

From our perspective the wire isn't actually 1d. It's 3d.

A theoretical line could be 1d, but a physically represented line will always be 2d

eaglessoar
42
5 days ago

youre technically correct but missing the analogy (or you get the analogy and are just being pedantic which is more likely)

CoffeeCupScientist
16
5 days ago

I'm missing the analogy can you explain like I'm five for my pea brain.

I see an ant on a string, I see a 1d sting but the and sees a 2d sting? Wouldn't both me and the and see the 3dworld?

Ants are bigger thans stings... Ive seen an ant on a string... this analogy is completely lost on me.

aNiceTribe
30
5 days ago

What they meant is; In our mind, one can go up or down a string. Those are the two interesting directions on a string. As an ant, one can also go around it while standing on it, and that decision is meaningful for them. An Ant sees depth and paths and perspectives that are, to us, not meaningful (like the ridges between the tiles of my bathroom).

[deleted]
14
5 days ago

[deleted]

jacobdu215
4
5 days ago

Yea man I got lost in this chain of convo. A wire isn’t even 1D to us, it’s still 3D...

zGunrath
3
5 days ago

I think it’s that it looks 1D from a distance to us, but since the ant is physically on the wire it’s 2d for it.

I don’t know if that’s right though

eaglessoar
3
5 days ago

from a distance a wire looks 1d, though from the perspective of an ant on the wire it is 2d, it can either walk along the wire or around the wire

the analogy for extra dimensions is they are so tiny that with all our strongest tools we cannot see them, they are like the 1d wire in the distance, but for something up close on a small enough size scale relative to the wrapped up dimensions, it can actually experience them and move through them like the ant can walk around the wire that seems 1d from our far off perspective

MasterWizard25
22
5 days ago

This is a way of explaining how the fourth dimension would work. The ant on the surface of the table sees 2 dimensions (x and y), but the human would have the added dimension of z. That's the difference between the second and third dimensions. From there you can infer the relationship between the third and fourth dimensions. Neil DeGrasse Tyson does a very good job of explaining this concept in a lot of videos that you can easily find on YouTube.

Wrobot_rock
26
5 days ago

A better example is an ant on a wire, 1D to us, 2D to the ant and if it walks in the second dimension it loops back on itself. Some string theories have tiny dimensions that loop back on themselves

Edit: the wire appears 1D to us from a distance. Realistically for us, the ant, and the universe as we know it the wire is 3D (or 4D if you include time, or 10D/11D according to string theory)

DiscordAddict
9
5 days ago

Wires are 3d tho...

i_am_not_piet
3
5 days ago

That’s a shitty example, without explaining it in detail, it isn’t even clear what the example is of.

Even after reading the explanation it is only moderately clear.

Joshchamp
2
5 days ago

The ant on the surface of the table sees 2 dimensions (x and y), but the human would have the added dimension of z.

Quick question - wouldn't the ant have x and z and the human would have the added dimension of y? I'm pretty sure y is always the vertical dimension. I could be wrong though.

MasterWizard25
5
5 days ago

On a graph, y is vertical; IRL, z is.

Joshchamp
4
5 days ago

Ah I see, thanks for the correction. I think I learned this mistake from playing around with code in Minecraft where the programmer for whatever reason made y the vertical axis in a three-dimensional game.

Litico
7
5 days ago

well to be fair as long as you're consistent it's arbitrary

MasterWizard25
1
5 days ago

It's the same in Minecraft; x and y are horizontal and z is vertical.

SpartanAltair15
3
5 days ago

Negative. Y is vertical in minecraft, X and Z are horizontal.

gravityGradient
5
5 days ago

The way x,y,z point ,aside from them being perpendicular to each other, is arbitrary. Some folks like what's called the earth centered frame where z points down. Other industries and disciplines like z pointing up. Both are correct. It's more of a preference.

The only real rule is to explicitly document which frame (which way your axis point) you use.

jacobn28
2
5 days ago

Isn’t time the 4th dimension?

TalkativeTree
2
5 days ago
gmnitsua
1
5 days ago

I think they were possibly getting around to the flatlander 2 dimensional example but then just stopped.

my-little-wonton
1
5 days ago

Well different eyes can perceive differently. Their eyes would be so much more different from ours that they just wouldn't see like we do

MackMizzo
36
5 days ago

This idea scares me because it means there's a good chance there's a "greater" universe outside of our perception just as there are several levels of "lesser" universes below us. We evolved specifically to operate here on planet Earth, we don't necessarily have the tools to perceive everything.

ChiefGhandi
26
5 days ago

I think you’re right, but I see no reason to be afraid of it. I think the movie Men in Black made a great example of this using “Orion’s Belt”. At the end you see the the greater alien beings actually using the galaxies in a game of marbles. Just like the scene (I forget which MiB movie) where there is a small city existing in a locker.

If these higher beings are out there, they don’t seem to be interacting with our dimension in any obvious or noticeable ways. And if they are, it would have been happening since the beginning of humanity anyway. So... I guess just keep calm and carry on haha.

Kaladindin
14
5 days ago

You can say the same thing of an ant colony on a driveway. Normally isn't bothered by humans but all it takes is one kid with a magnifying glass or some water.

ChiefGhandi
4
5 days ago

Sure but maybe we have our colony (Earth, or even our solar system, or... possibly the whole galaxy) somewhere deep in the Amazon, or in a sand dune in the Sahara desert. I’d reckon there are billions of any colonies in the world right now, that’s will never have any interaction with humans. But still, the possibility IS out there.

pagliacci323
7
5 days ago

Men in Black opened my eyes as a child. I think the locker scene was in mib2.

ChiefGhandi
7
5 days ago

Same here. It’s a great social commentary on how we perceive ourselves on Earth and in the universe, while provide new perspectives to how we might actually fit in to everything.

TaijinNSF
3
5 days ago

If some being was able to play marble with galaxies it would be several billions light years high ! So it probably barely moved an inch of its arm since humans appeared on earth. Still not a reason to worry though :p

[deleted]
1
5 days ago

[deleted]

Zunger
49
5 days ago

Ant-Man wore a helmet so it's probably fair to say there's sufficient technology to allow him to see.

JohnnyV_6661
23
5 days ago

And besides let’s not forget about...Pym particles.

sanchypanchy
16
5 days ago

If you put the word quantum before everything it’s scientific.

Quantum healing particles

NetFoley
3
5 days ago

Sorry to break your dreams man :(

Plutonium_man
2
5 days ago

Um. If antman is the size of an atom, then how could he possibly be made up of atoms?

The problems go way deeper than the intensity of light entering his eyes.

meowaccount
5
5 days ago

I think you're correct. Not all animals evolved to have LENSES like humans have. I believe smaller things only see light/darkness, if anything

NobodyDropMe
2
5 days ago

Microscopic beings "see" through chemical gradients. Atleast with bacteria, they see by sensing the level of a chemical they want. If they sense high iron somewhere they'll tumble and roll in semi-random directions stopping to see if they are in a higher gradient of that chemical.

ChiefGhandi
5
5 days ago

It’s still a perspective I’m unable to imagine. All you’d have to do is saturate the image a little bit... /s

Edgekin
4
5 days ago

Like how astronauts on acid do.

griffcon
2
5 days ago

I think what you are referring to is called "manifest image".

FrenchLama
2
5 days ago

Happy cake day my dude, however I'm pretty sure that sadly, that's not how sight works

alainsworld
200
5 days ago

He is just playing with that LEGO piece in front of him

rhythmjones
44
5 days ago

He stepped on it, OUCH!

gabetoloco2
22
5 days ago

F

ThatWeirdRavenclaw
2
5 days ago

F

luigithebagel
2
5 days ago

The only thing that actually can kill these things.

13dan30007
92
5 days ago

So can these little fellas actually feel stuff like itching and etc I know it sounds like a stupid question but im curious if they feel the same on that small of a level

Swedneck
82
5 days ago

Unlikely, but since they have nerves and even brains, it's not impossible.

trapbuilder2
48
5 days ago

Probably not, it's more likely that it's just trying to eat that square thing. But I might be wrong

CCSploojy
2
5 days ago

That's probably it. Organisms that simple usually just have sensory systems for food and threats. The feeling of scratching an itch is a much more complicated process involving a sensory system they probably don't have (e.g. Meissner's corpuscles vs pacinian corpuscles) as well as reward system for the relief (limbic system). But, then again, they could potentially have some different system that can sense an itch in a different way but it really wouldn't be the same.

Ytrylogical
76
5 days ago

What is that thing actually is?

to_the_tenth_power
157
5 days ago

Tardigrades (/ˈtɑːrdɪɡreɪd/; also known colloquially as water bears, or moss piglets) are a phylum of water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals. They were first described by the German zoologist Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773, who gave them the name of "little water bears". The name Tardigrada (meaning "slow steppers") was given in 1777 by the Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani. They have been found everywhere: from mountaintops to the deep sea and mud volcanoes; from tropical rain forests to the Antarctic. Tardigrades are among the most resilient known animals, with individual species able to survive extreme conditions that would be rapidly fatal to nearly all other known life forms, such as exposure to extreme temperatures, extreme pressures (both high and low), air deprivation, radiation, dehydration, and starvation. Tardigrades have even survived after exposure to outer space. About 1,150 known species form the phylum Tardigrada, a part of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. The group includes fossils dating from 530 million years ago, in the Cambrian period.

usersub22
43
5 days ago

Can one swallow a tardigrade?

iamjacksleakyfaucet
54
5 days ago

Would one want to swallow a tardigrade?

Frigentus
30
5 days ago

I would

iamjacksleakyfaucet
32
5 days ago

I wonder: Do you think it tastes like a miniature gummy bear?

mangonada123
21
5 days ago
Exploreptile
11
5 days ago
iamjacksleakyfaucet
2
5 days ago

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

MISREADS_YOUR_POSTS
4
5 days ago
SammyLuke
14
5 days ago

They would probably survive too. Poop and all.

cubixy2k
5
5 days ago

What's wrong with being drunk?

Seicair
6
5 days ago

You just ask a glass of water.

A_Third_Past_Four
3
5 days ago

I was once an emperor of a whole planet just from drinking a water!

etiennetop
1
5 days ago

Snails eat them

Galaghan
25
5 days ago

You probably have.

moral_mercenary
11
5 days ago

I dunno. But if you can make a mental connection with one you can force it to make your starship travel through space instantaneously.

saviourofthesesh
8
5 days ago

Yeah they're tiny

mangonada123
2
5 days ago

They give water a better flavor

nodnodwinkwink
30
5 days ago

Also worth noting that the smaller and less mobile looking creature below the main subject is a Retardigrade.

djasonwright
6
5 days ago

That's fucked up.

I'm laughing at something entirely unrelated to this comment.

geneticanja
4
5 days ago

The only time using 'retard' on Reddit is actually funny. I bellylaughed.

DiscordAddict
5
5 days ago

The name Tardigrada (meaning "slow steppers") was given in 1777 by the Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani.

Hey that's cool, my cousin is tarded too and he has a degree in engineering

Genshed
2
5 days ago

Spallanzani also performed experiments on reproductive biology that involved dressing frogs in taffeta pants.

quartersniff
2
5 days ago

Something important to remember tho, is that yes, they can survive in those conditions, but not forever, and also, it doesn’t really matter if you can survive the apocalypse 5 times over if you can’t survive against things like predators, not a hater, they’re hella cool, but their priorities are kinda misplaced

CaptainAndy27
20
5 days ago

A Water Bear or Tardigrade as they are sometimes called.

Ytrylogical
6
5 days ago

Oh,now i remembered.Thanks.

Malobaddog
5
5 days ago

Or a living god

DONT_AMAZE_ME_BRO
19
5 days ago
phunanon
2
5 days ago

Or it's just a non-native speaker...

to_the_tenth_power
65
5 days ago

This video was taken as part of an exhibition for the Microbial Life show at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in 2017.

settiek
2
5 days ago

u/extracellularmatrix is the guy who did it by the way, he had posted this and had a couple of comments about it too.

saltzy27
63
5 days ago

Is there a subreddit just for microscopic organisms? This is pretty interesting

Magicokito
128
5 days ago
Paladin_of_Trump
27
5 days ago
Gentleraptor
2
5 days ago

HEYO

facelewis
9
5 days ago

Yeah, that's what I came here for. I could watch a twitch stream of this shit all day.

Burt_Macklin_youSOB
3
5 days ago

For your kind consideration: r/MicroNatureIsMetal

partysethatirl
2
5 days ago

Came here to ask this question. I could watch more of this.

overpineapple
63
5 days ago

The heck are all those 8-packs lying around???

TheWhitestGandhi
30
5 days ago

I used to work with algae, they look like Scenedesmus to me.

emptyrowboat
4
5 days ago

Thank you!!! It's the only reason I came to the comments.

TheWhitestGandhi
3
5 days ago

No problem! It's nice to be able to use that useless little piece of information!

Dobalina_Wont_Quit
3
5 days ago

Not useless! Together you form the all-knowing internet hivemind. You're simply doing your part, citizen.

TheWhitestGandhi
4
5 days ago

One of us, one of us

dtrippsb
29
5 days ago

Beer

jeepsterjk
29
5 days ago

Water beers for water bears

datsraycists
2
5 days ago

beer bears beats battlestar galactica

Ninjamoo
2
5 days ago

Microscopic chocolate bars

RarelyUseful
44
5 days ago

Title is misleading, this thing is actually stuck to the bubble because of the surface tension of the water and will be going around in circles forever.

Gryves
20
5 days ago

I doubt anyone thinks he's actually scratching.

RarelyUseful
2
5 days ago

geneticanja seems to think he is

Gryves
2
5 days ago

Well, tell him it's not!

MetallicAchu
36
5 days ago

What is he scratching on?

Windowsandvents
20
5 days ago

It looks like an air bubble that got trapped when the cover slip was put on the slide.

hockeypup19
3
5 days ago

It may be just an air bubble that got trapped under the cover slip that was put onto the slide

MetallicAchu
3
5 days ago

I really think that it looks like an air bubble that got trapped under the cover slip that was put onto the slide

bleepblopbloop
3
5 days ago

Unpopular Opinion: It's just an air bubble that got t rapped under the cover slip that was put onto the slide.

MaximAntosh
2
5 days ago

I could be wrong but I'm almost certain that it looks like an air bubble that got trapped under the cover slip that was put onto the slide

Avambo
2
5 days ago

It might simply be an air bubble that got trapped below the cover slip, which was put on the slide.

intriquedrock
3
5 days ago

Im not sure of it, but it certainly appears as an air bubble that got trapped below the cover slip that was put onto the slide.

Indosay
9
5 days ago

Yeah, that's what I wanted to know.

OttotheTurk
12
5 days ago

an air bubble trapped under the coverslip on the slide.

LetThereBeNick
3
5 days ago

Surface tension at these tiny scales is like a static cling of death. And his feet do a poor job finding enough traction to escape in this glass world

OttotheTurk
2
5 days ago

That's what I was thinking - poor little guy is stuck.

ItsaMe_Rapio
17
5 days ago

Ah, the simple bear necessities of life

xmissxandristx
5
5 days ago

I had to scroll way too far for this. Baloo would be so disappointed.

guapoguac
11
5 days ago

Did anyone notice that he took a dump or gave birth?

TunaCanz
19
5 days ago

Definitely took a dumper. I’m something of a scientist myself.

Dragon_Scale_Salad
5
5 days ago

It was trying to get at one of the little square things, probably to eat it, but it slipped behind it’s back and dropped behind the little guy.

EmbarrassedBirth
9
5 days ago

Little guy on bottom, checking out surrounding!

phaniccc
9
5 days ago

What is he scratching against?

JCC0
9
5 days ago

MicroscAWWpic

Turtlelephant
7
5 days ago

Here I was thinking this was something South Park made up

wizardsafe94
3
5 days ago

All I could hear when I looked at this post was that Taylor Swift song lmao

justinsayin
8
5 days ago

I'm guessing this waterbear is under a microscope, so his world has been flattened to almost 2D under a slide cover. He's probably not scratching his back.

WishingTreeTop
2
5 days ago

He scratch my back I scratch his

TheLimeyCanuck
6
5 days ago

Tardigrades will outlive even cockroaches.

olive0020
6
5 days ago

Bears will be bears

joshstewart90
5
5 days ago

I could fight one then tell everyone I fought a bear

EitherCommand
2
5 days ago

Get this man a Nobel prize!

Littlerley
5
5 days ago

It's not scratching its fucking back. There's a bubble under the microscope slide that it's stuck on.

But hey let's just make shit up for the title to get more karma.

a-blessed-soul
3
5 days ago

You must be fun at parties

xstormcursex
2
5 days ago

You say that as if people aren’t actually believing this

[deleted]
2
5 days ago

[deleted]

LastGuardianStanding
6
5 days ago

Creepy to think there’s something smaller than that making its back itch

Genshed
2
5 days ago

"Little fleas have littler fleas Upon their backs to bite 'em; And littler fleas have lesser fleas And so on, ad finitum."

MuttsNStuff
4
5 days ago

So what exactly is it scratching itself on? And do they serve a purpose or are they just teeny critters?

Im_StonedAMA
13
5 days ago

do they serve a purpose?

Nothing exists to not serve a purpose, including yourself.

Tardigrades eat things smaller than themselves and are eaten by things larger than themselves. Circle of life.

RedDeadRedonculous
4
5 days ago

Yup. Nants ingonyama, bagithi Baba.

MuttsNStuff
3
5 days ago

But even then. Does our purpose have much purpose? Ahhh how insignificant life is. :,)

carl_pagan
2
5 days ago

Our purpose is to usher in the next mass extinction.

Up_the_Down_Steroid
2
5 days ago

The purpose of the tardigrade I believe is to help populate new environments.

Nehemiah92
2
5 days ago

But I thought these guys were nearly indestructible?

bobrossforPM
2
5 days ago

They can survive harsh environments. Probably can’t handle being dissolved in a microscopic “stomach acid” though.

AyeAye_Kane
4
5 days ago

what exactly is it walking on?

zoidbender
5
5 days ago

Sunshine.

talkintomyhead
4
5 days ago

Aww I love you waterbear

Kairos_Wolf
5
5 days ago

The little feet kicking just kills me!

Signal_seventeen
4
5 days ago

What? Its stuck due to the water tension lol. This post is idiotic

HotDogDay82
3
5 days ago

Last time this gif came around a scientist said that the organism wasn’t scratching itself but rather was stuck to the whatever due to its surface tension. I’m sure that’s the case, but I like the “this little fella is scratching himself just like we do!” narrative

kinombura
3
5 days ago

I want to pat this bear

Sickofpower
3
5 days ago
bluishpillowcase
3
5 days ago

Good old baseless anthropomorphism.

It’s called a bear! Just like a real bear!

mathiews54
3
5 days ago

Is this a sea bear and an anti sea bear circle?

PopesOfHazard
1
5 days ago

Brilliant.

G0dsRoid
3
5 days ago

I wonder what the view is like from its perspective.

memes133
4
5 days ago

Damn, being a water bear must be lit

kingcolex
3
5 days ago

I'm pretty sure that last time this was posted it was stated its actually stuck due to surface tension and will be forced to starve to death.

dumpster_arsonist
3
5 days ago

I bet the keyword search count on Pornhub for "Tardigrade" is not zero. That should bother you.

mjc4wilton
3
5 days ago

Fun fact, the water bear is one of the most resilient species on earth. Put it in the bottom of the ocean? Lives fine. Starve it? You'll die first. Burn it? It can survive extremely high temperatures. Exile it to Siberia and freeze it? Nope, can survive in extremely low temperatures too. Send it to space? Well, its in space. Free floating. Still alive because oxygen and vaccums are over-rated.

takemymoneynow
3
5 days ago

As above, so below.

StripedBandit
2
5 days ago

One of the best and most overlooked comment here imo

takemymoneynow
2
5 days ago

Thanks man, i knew it’d get buried in the comments but comments like yours are the reason I love Reddit. Have an awesome day today my dude.

BitcoinMD
3
5 days ago

World’s smallest spore drive

1o28
2
5 days ago

Paddington needs to clean his room

stefan_89
2
5 days ago

Agario!

7GatesOfHello
2
5 days ago

I need new pets and a microscope...

DonMendelo
2
5 days ago

TIL microscopic things do the scraches sometimes

enraged_boner
2
5 days ago

he may be microscopic, but he is still a real bear

nikilz
2
5 days ago

Who are you to decide which of us is a real bear?

N3koChan
2
5 days ago

Anyone hearing Homer Simpson?

somethingrhino
2
5 days ago

Is he pushing against a cell wall? Whatever it is I reeeally want to know what that would feel like scaled up. It looks springy and soft, maybe like the surface of a bouncy castle but wet?

RealisticIllusions82
2
5 days ago

Ok wtf is a microscopic waterbear

TheSeansei
2
5 days ago

Is this real or is this another house hippo?

SupaFlyslammajammazz
2
5 days ago

Tardigrades! The longest living species on Earth.

Tannysack
2
5 days ago

TIL water bears are a real thing. Idk why I just assumed South Park made it up

RipMyDikSkinOff
2
5 days ago

Do you think they have little communities like we do but we just can't see? I wonder if he has a garage and upgraded appliances.

whawks1
2
5 days ago

Am I the only one who thought water bears were just something that South Park made up for that one episode where Jimmy and Timmy discover them?

84MillionGuaranteed
2
5 days ago

This is fucking stupid and idk how anyone fell for it. I mean just fucking think about it.

dssa7751
2
5 days ago

Hey, water bears are real bears too...

TowelSnapper89
2
5 days ago

Or he’s desperately trying to penetrate that sea-bear circle, to no avail

ChuckNorrisarus
2
5 days ago

This is so crazy... Mucroscopic life, man.

MrHouseGang
2
5 days ago

Obviously that’s a sea bear because there’s a circle right frickin there guys! cmon now

RicoRodimusPrime
2
5 days ago

A monster so large It is using our sun as a back scratcher.

cwturk
2
5 days ago

I think Micro Bear just took a shit on his last turn there.

ChicagoDog45
2
5 days ago

I know this is about the bear but what are those LEGO things?

Chrissius
2
5 days ago

Awww look at him can survive volcano eruption and space awwwww :3

Majicat
2
5 days ago

Its so cute and innocent and totally unaware of our existence

PixelSpecibus
2
5 days ago

What the hell. I learned about these shits in BIO 102 and I still have no fuckin idea what these are.

HorribleUsername336
2
5 days ago

It might be stuck to that thing due to surface tension....

530josh
2
5 days ago

“Make sure you stay out of the Tardigrade fields. They’re cute, but they’ll eat you”

RollinThundaga
2
5 days ago

Water bear? As in a tardigrade? Is that what they look like under regular microscopy?

Edit: I've only seen the electron microscope pictures.

IM_S0_HIGH_RIGHT_N0W
2
5 days ago

Wait a second. This isn't actually what it's doing, is it? Wouldn't discovering that microorganisms possessed the capability to feel an itch and to use a tool to satisfy that itch would be a huge discovery, would it not? It would showcase that they have thought? I just never assumed these things could think.

CarlBurhusk88
2
5 days ago

Water bears never cease to amaze me. It can survive in space, an atomic blast, and it's adorable.

RedditsAdoptedSon
2
5 days ago

*scritches in microscopic

BlueDogXL
2
5 days ago

he do the scritches

morgin_black1
2
5 days ago

jesus, hes so small, what the fuck is he scratching?

roboboi
2
5 days ago

A cell

RandomGuy649
2
5 days ago

Its interesting to think about how that waterbear is living in it's own little world with no idea that it's being observed by us.

doFloridaRight
2
5 days ago

Tardigrades are cute AF

goodpotato1971
2
5 days ago

aww i just saw a post a happy cow scratching his back then he tells his friends to do that too

mistymountainbear
2
5 days ago

What in the fuck are those Chex Mix things

kooozie
2
5 days ago

WHAT IS IT WALKING ON

hr1603
2
5 days ago

wtf is a microscopic BEAR!!

Hrafnagar
1
5 days ago

I love these little guys.

laconicsherpa
1
5 days ago

It almost looks like it has a toy car or truck and it is pushing it around a track like a little kid would.

invertebrett
1
5 days ago

ELI5 what's a waterbear?

Wrobot_rock
3
5 days ago

Aka tardigrade. Tiny little bear looking organism that can survive the arctic, lava, space, and the Mariana trench. Pretty much can survive anywhere on (or near) earth

SupaFugDup
1
5 days ago

Another name it has is a Tardigrade.

It's a random microorganism that lives in moss. It's gained a lot of fame recently for being incredibly resistant to intense heat, near absolute zero temperatures, immense pressure, the vacuum of space, starvation, dehydration, and the march of time. It's heralded as the most unkillable animal in the world.

gravityGradient
1
5 days ago

What's random about it?

BiniTheMighty
1
5 days ago

This looks like me on a roundabout when I'm lost. Just circling, waiting for inspiration which exit to take.

CoolDudeMann
1
5 days ago

wow so that small thing has nerves ?

herooftime2004
1
5 days ago

The next thing that humanity needs to figure out is how to make waterbears grow to the size of a dog because they would make great pets

Nehemiah92
3
5 days ago

They would just destroy every living thing

Callmecruel
1
5 days ago

What's that large circular cell in the middle? That stuff inside it looks unsettling.

ParanormalActivity99
1
5 days ago

What is that?

NeoNatrix
1
5 days ago

It's a tardigrade right?

Uchihamaki
1
5 days ago

What's the little circle that stays on the opposite side of the bear?

TheCoastalCardician
1
5 days ago

It’s clearly chasing a football. The NFL recently got into water bears.

aiL3
1
5 days ago

I want moar of this kind of video

Nehemiah92
1
5 days ago

Water bears are the best

TooHardDidntPee
1
5 days ago

As above, so below.

FuZZyMuFFingTon
1
5 days ago

Look what you made me do

bemore_
1
5 days ago

I want one as a pet

dittbub
1
5 days ago

I just imagine it saying “woopwoopwoopwoop” like homer

Ggdra
1
5 days ago

I love the tiny legos they are playing with

varungupta3009
1
5 days ago

Tardigrades have become my new favorite since I learned about them a few years ago. They are like mini-aliens hiding amongst us.

lord2bo
1
5 days ago

where's ant man?

MuckingFagical
1
5 days ago

What is it walking on?

aoriston
1
5 days ago

Let's refrain from ascribing our own intentional states that we project onto bears onto tardigrades, if you don't mind.

OilyB
1
5 days ago

TIl waterbears have Lego. But they don't scratch their back with it.

rherrera104
1
5 days ago

Look for the bear necessities...the simple bear necessities.

beastium
1
5 days ago

How is it walking

da_bbq
1
5 days ago
okieodke-
1
5 days ago
22mikey1
1
5 days ago

Any idea if this video is in real time?

Sintek
1
5 days ago

How microscopic are these things? From what I read online most places publish they are .3 - .5mm which is far from microscopic, I can see that with my naked eye considering a human hair is 0.08 - 0.1 mm

Sujjin
1
5 days ago

This should be under /r/Eyebleach or /r/aww too lol

MJMurcott
1
5 days ago

Tardigrades or water bears along with cyanobacteria OU-20 have the ability, at least to a limited extent to survive in space and there are possible mechanisms which each organism uses to enable it to accomplish this. - https://youtu.be/lfJ_b705xVo

TheRealSamBell
1
5 days ago

Seeing anything on a microscopic level always makes me feel uncomfortable.

HeWeLoHaUnPeWi
1
5 days ago

This is mind blowing to me. If that's what the creature is genuinely doing.

femmefuckall
1
5 days ago

A microscopic waterwhatnow????