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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-zoo-blob/paris-zoo-unveils-the-blob-an-organism-with-no-brain-but-720-sexes-idUSKBN1WV2AD

 

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PARIS (Reuters) - A Paris zoo showcased a mysterious new organism on Wednesday, dubbed the “blob”, a yellowish unicellular small living being which looks like a fungus but acts like an animal.

This newest exhibit of the Paris Zoological Park, which goes on display to the public on Saturday, has no mouth, no stomach, no eyes, yet it can detect food and digest it.

The blob also has almost 720 sexes, can move without legs or wings and heals itself in two minutes if cut in half.

“The blob is a living being which belongs to one of nature’s mysteries”, said Bruno David, director of the Paris Museum of Natural History, of which the Zoological Park is part.

 

But it also seems qualified for political office:

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“It surprises us because it has no brain but is able to learn (...) and if you merge two blobs, the one that has learned will transmit its knowledge to the other,” David added.

 

Discuss, while we have time to do so.

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Kahuna

Interesting stuff..

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4 hours ago, Goetz1965 said:

Does it means we need 720 toilets ?

Nah - don't have eyes to see differences

What could be scary is if they start gene splicing these things - we could wind up with a real Blob.

Simple organisms may be easy to kill but impossible to eradicate?

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