No, not plasticine worms, pleistocene worms.

The Siberian Times reports on the amazing recovery of some worms that have been frozen for 42,000 years and are now moving and feeding. Quote.

Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts.

The roundworms from two areas of Siberia came back to life in Petri dishes, says a new scientific study.

?We have obtained the first data demonstrating the capability of multicellular organisms for longterm cryobiosis in permafrost deposits of the Arctic,? states a report from Russian scientists from four institutions in collaboration with Princetown University.

Some 300 prehistoric worms were analysed – and two ?were shown to contain viable nematodes?.

?After being defrosted, the nematodes showed signs of life,? said a report today from Yakutia, the area where the worms were found.

?They started moving and eating.?

One worm came from an ancient squirrel burrow in a permafrost wall of the Duvanny Yar outcrop in the lower reaches of the Kolyma River – close to the site of Pleistocene Park which is seeking to recreate the Arctic habitat of the extinct woolly mammoth, according to the scientific article published in Doklady Biological Sciences this week.

This is around 32,000 years old.

Another was found in permafrost near Alazeya River in 2015, and is around 41,700 years old.

Currently the nematodes are the oldest living animals on the planet.

They are both believed to be female.

The worms came back to life in a laboratory at The Institute of Physico-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science in Moscow region.

The scientists say: ?Our data demonstrate the ability of multicellular organisms to survive long-term (tens of thousands of years) cryobiosis under the conditions of natural cryoconservation.

‘It is obvious that this ability suggests that the Pleistocene nematodes have some adaptive mechanisms that may be of scientific and practical importance for the related fields of science, such as cryomedicine, cryobiology, and astrobiology.? […]? End of quote.

As interesting as this undoubtedly is, did you notice something curious as you read through?

“One worm came from an ancient squirrel burrow in a permafrost wall”

What is a squirrel doing burrowing through permafrost?

Well, it wasn’t. Wikipedia says, “arctic ground squirrels make shallow burrows in areas where the permafrost does not prevent them from digging.”? So if this burrow is now in permafrost, there must have been an earlier time when it was not permafrost.? Sometime in the last 32,000 years when it was much warmer than it is now. Warm enough for the ground to be soft enough for a squirrel to dig a burrow.

Curious. This would imply that?sometime in the past it was warmer than it is now.? But we are continually told that the world cannot survive a 2C increase.

Still the great thing is, if it really does all go to custard as the global warming, climate change, alarmists predict, the worms have proved that we can all be frozen and put in storage until the world cools again to a “safe” temperature; which it will once we all stop using petroleum products and stop dairy farming.

Once the “proper” climate has returned, we can be thawed in a laboratory and carry on, having avoided the great catastrophe.

SAFETY WARNING:? Only two worms out of 300 survived the freeze and thaw process, so choose your cryogenic service wisely.

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