Immortality on Earth

There is a fascinating example in science of an “eternal” living animal: the Turritopsis nutricula.

It is a tiny jellyfish-like creature that reverts to a juvenile after maturing to older life stages (an so on and so forth). It is a cell development process called transdifferentiation (say that ten times fast).

It tops any list of animal lifespans (which can be 100-400 years, depending on the animal/creature) as simply “never-ending.”

You learn something new every day! I love this beautiful amazing world.

Check out the entire wikipedia article here.

Published by


Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.