Strange Blob Can Solve Problems Like Getting Out Of A Maze Despite Not Having A Brain
The Paris Zoological Park is home to many fascinating animals.
But on Wednesday (16 Oct), it unveiled a truly remarkable creature that you wouldn’t have believed existed on Earth.
Don’t let its dull appearance fool you, for this is a creature full of marvels.
Dubbed the ‘blob’, this enigmatic organism is literally brainless, yet boasts nearly 720 sexes, among other unusual traits.
Unclear if it’s an animal or fungus
According to an Agence France-Presse video, the creature has been in existence for millions of years, but scientists are still unsure about what exactly it is.
For one, scientists are unclear if the blob’s an animal or fungus, or something else in between.
At times, the blob showcases animalistic behaviour like learning and was even able to solve problems like getting out of a maze.
It can also detect and digest food, and move even though it does not have any legs.
Additionally, scientists were shocked to find that blobs were able to transmit information when they were merged despite the absence of a brain.
By the way, it also has nearly 720 sexes, because why stop at just 2 right?
Blob is housed in Paris Zoological Park
The exhibit that houses the blob in Paris Zoological Park will be open to public on Saturday (19 Oct).
If you happen to be in Paris and would love to check it out, here’s where to get to:
Location: Paris Zoological Park
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6pm, Sat-Sun: 9.30am-7.30pm
Nearest train station: Porte Dorée
Mother Nature never ceases to amaze. Though we can’t help but wonder, what are all 720 sexes like?
What do you think of this strangely amazing blob? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured image adapted from YouTube.