So many sexes. A Paris zoo has unveiled a mysterious new organism, named the “blob”, a yellowish unicellular living being which looks like a fungus but acts like an animal.
This newest exhibit of the Paris Zoological Park has no mouth, no stomach, no eyes, but has almost 720 sexes, can move without legs or wings and heals itself in two minutes if cut in half.
“The blob is a living being which belongs to one of nature’s mysteries”, said Bruno David, director of the Paris Museum of Natural History, of which the Zoological Park is part.
“It surprises us because it has no brain but is able to learn and if you merge two blobs, the one that has learned will transmit its knowledge to the other,” David added.
The blob was named after a 1958 science-fiction horror B-movie, in which an alien life form consumes everything that stands in it’s way in a small US town.