All of the love series. What Netflix successfully in front of the eight, I copy here shamelessly. A five-part series with the title “Anonymous local residents – animals in front of our house, of which you will never have heard of the door”. Hopefully, I will tie you, loving Readers, also to your chair.

The title is, as usual, a bit lurid. But the animal group to which the first episode is, in fact, secret residents, even a little eerie: water bears.

It is one of the most impressive beings, which has brought about the Evolution. Water bears often measure less than a Millimeter, have eight legs and are found almost everywhere on earth. And maybe in your garden. In the cracks of slabs or paving stones moss often grows in the ideal habitat for the microorganisms. Water bears life but also in the Himalayas in 6000 meters of altitude, in the ocean in a depth of 5000 metres, in the Arctic and in the tropical rain forest.

What makes the tardigrade so fascinating is their almost unimaginable resilience. The life of an artist can put themselves in extreme conditions, in a kind of slumber. For this, you pull all of your limbs, such as antennae and shrinking by sequester 85 percent of their body fluid.

water bears have a miraculous Protein, which is the science are so interested in, because it could represent a key to eternal life (or at least a longer life). So far, we have not managed to bring frozen people back to life. The damage caused by the Freezing in the cells are lethal. The tardigrade Protein is able, however, to patch up the damage in the DNA “” left cold or heat. Experiments have shown that water temperatures of up to 270 degrees to survive sub-zero! Here, the exclamation point is appropriate now, really.

by the Way: Currently, water bears are likely to live on the moon. In the spring, an Israeli space probe crashed during landing on the moon. On Board the probe, water bears were. Scientists believe that the organisms may survive for some time, but not permanently could keep.

Simon Jäggi (39) is a boy singer of the rock band the sorrow, works at the natural history Museum of Bern and keeps chickens.