Meet The Tiny, Immortal Hydra, Which Rips Itself Open To Eat
Hydras, tiny freshwater organisms known for their ability to seemingly live forever, tear a hole in their bodies to feed.By Steven Sparkman | March 8, 2016
Hydras are tough little monsters, and I'm not talking about the serpent that's always fighting naked Greek heroes.
Real hydras are less than half an inch long, appear to be able to live forever and have to rip open their bodies every time they want to eat something.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have recorded the first-ever up close videos of a hydra basically tearing itself a new one, illustrating in gross detail just how the process works.