10 Living Creatures That Possess Powers We Have Only Seen In Sci-Fi Movies
If you think only movies can show us superpowers and superheroes, then you, my friend, are going to be proven wrong.
Superpowers exist in real life too and they need not be present only in humans. Yes, you heard that right! A lot of animals around us hold superpowers that will blow your mind.
These superhero animals are surprising, funny and weird but their skills are exceptional. Here, take a look at some of these fascinating animals who hold powers that make them stand out from the lot!
1) Naked Mole-Rat
The naked-mole rats feel no pain. Yes, the naked-mole rodent has the absence of a particular substance in its body that sends pain signals to the central nervous system and hence this unique rodent does not feel any pain at all. They also have an extremely high resistance to cancer.
2) Hairy Frog
This frog is the Wolverine of the animal kingdom! It has the ability to break its bones and grow claws instead. However, these claws are not real claws because they are made of bones and not keratin. These claws normally rest inside the frog’s fingers but when the animal finds itself in danger, it can force knife-like sharp claws through the skin, breaking the bones.
It is not uncommon for birds to imitate various sounds but this bird is exceptionally amazing at it. It can make any sound ranging from camera-shutters, fire alarms, chainsaws, trains and so much more. Isn’t this really cool?
4) Criocerinae leaf beetle
The larvae of this insect have found a super cool but gross way of defending themselves. In order to avoid being eaten, they cover themselves with their own excrement. Now, that is definitely a little extreme but as long as it helps them survive, we see no harm.
5) Mimic Octopus
This octopus holds the power of impersonating locals species present in its environment. Not only can it copy their skin color and texture, it is also capable of copying typical environment of animals around itself.
6) Immortal jellyfish
This creature begins its life as planula( a free-swimming tiny blob) which eventually grows into a colony of polyps and then slowly develops into a jellyfish. If it is attacked or exposed to stress, it can revert to the polyp stage, forming a new polyp colony, which makes it immortal.
They are nature’s toughest animals and it is impossible to kill them. They are known to handle extreme conditions, from temperature as high as 150°C to as low as -272°C. Not even extreme pressure or extreme radiation can harm these creatures. They can go without food and water for more than 30 years
8) Mantis shrimp
This shrimp has a very serious weapon that can actually break through glass aquariums! They have hammer-like claws that are very sharp and also can accelerate with a speed of 53 mph from a standing start. Scientists keep them in thick plastic cages so that they don’t break through the aquariums.
This duck-billed, otter-footed mammal is a rare kind because it lays eggs instead of giving birth to live cubs. They have a 6th sense that allows them to sense signals and behave accordingly. They can detect and locate different levels and movements of an electrical field and eventually avoid it’s source, for example, a shark. They simply swim away before they can be spotted.
Fleas have the perfect legs for jumping and can jump up to 7 inches in height and up to 13 inches in length. Keeping in consideration, its body size, it is known as the Olympian jumper of all animals.
Now aren’t these power amazing enough to make any sci-fi superhero jealous? We shouldn’t underestimate Mother nature! There are so many creatures out there and we have no idea what they’re capable of doing!
FI Design Credits: Nandini Naidu.
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