True facts about the naked mole rat, nature's best impression of a scrotum with teeth

If you haven't watched Ze Frank's absurdly entertaining nature series, "True Facts About _______," you owe it to yourself and those around you to take a personal day and just rip through the whole lineup, starting with this week's installment on the naked mole rat.

The NMR is a perennial favorite 'round these parts, and one of our top picks for Most Likely to Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse. Seriously, these glabrous little weirdos are tough as nails – way hardier than their testicular appearance would lead you to believe.


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Interesting that you mention their ability to survive a nuclear apocalypse: NMRs (of a kind) play an important role throughout the excellent dystopian anime Shinsekai yori (From the New World), the last episode of which aired on TV Asahi last week.