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.
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...