In Too Deep?

Let me introduce you to Halicephalobus mephisto, another of those wonders of the natural world as it is reported to be the “deepest-living land animal found”.

It was recently discovered partying on in the balmy depths of a couple of  South African gold mines. Not a bad choice for a home if your a bit of an extremophile, though I’m not so sure about the all-bacteria diet. And that asexual reproduction thing sounds extremely dull. Though I guess the kudos of having your name derived from Mephistopheles is a bit of a consolation.


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