Everyone hates growing older. Your hair turns grey, your skin gets saggy, and your overall health leaves much to be desired. Humanity has been working hard for hundreds of years trying to find a solution to reverse or delay aging. But like it or not, aging still is an inevitable part of our life.
There are ways though that might help to slow down the process of aging. You can live a healthy lifestyle which reportedly prolongs your years on Earth. But who are we kidding, we are all gonna die one day, right? However, there are some lucky species who have apparently found the fountain of youth because they basically live forever.
The scientists call Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish “biologically immortal” for a reason. These see-through animals can reverse to the earlier stages of their life cycle whenever there is a danger of injury or starvation or some kind of environmental stress. It’s like a butterfly that turns back into a caterpillar. This way it can literally live forever.
Movement is life, but that’s not about hydra. This very simple animal that lives in freshwater basins, stays in one place most of the time waiting for any pray to swim past. What makes them immortal? Hydra’s stem cells have the ability to constant self-renewal which is apparently the key to hydra’s forever youth.
Lobsters don’t really grow old. Just like hydra and its ability to regenerate its cells, lobster is able to endlessly repair its DNA. While being biologically immortal animals, lobsters usually die of diseases or basic overfishing.
It’s a well-known fact that turtles live for centuries. It has also been proven that the internal organs of a turtle don’t seem to grow old over time. They can basically live forever if they are smart enough to avoid predators and diseases.