In the latest episode of It's Okay to be Smart, Joe Hanson takes a look at evolution's many (many, many) super-human solutions to the selective pressures of the natural world. If you've ever needed evidence of evolution's boundless creativity, look no further than this collection.


Writes Hanson:

Evolution has come up with some pretty amazing ways to get things done when it comes to animals, plants and microbes. From radiation-resistant bacteria (like Dr. Manhattan) to geckos who climb glass using atomic adhesion (like Spider Man) to a shrimp that can shoot a bubble the temperature of the sun (like Aquaman).


We recommend pairing this video with our roundup of animals that would make great superheroes – and this post on the one animal superpower everyone always seems to overlook...

[It's Okay to be Smart]


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