Saw a documentary on Physarum polycephalum AKA "The Blob" last night.

It's a single giant cell.

Although it does not have a brain or nervous system, this organism is still capable eating, moving, learning and teaching.

It is neither an animal, nor a plant, nor a fungus.

It has been living in the undergrowth for more than a billion years.

In its natural state, it feeds on bacteria and mould (fungi). In the laboratory, the scientists give them oats flakes.


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