What....that is NOT WHAT I WAS LED TO BELIEVE A NAKED MOLE RAT LOOKED LIKE!!! Thanks, Kim Possible, for these unrealistic expectations of life.

What....that is NOT WHAT I WAS LED TO BELIEVE A NAKED MOLE RAT LOOKED LIKE!!! Thanks, Kim Possible, for these unrealistic expectations of life.

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This naked mole rat has a lot of characteristics that make it very important to human beings. For one it is resistant to cancer. They also live up to 28 years, which is unheard of in mammals of its size. It seemingly does not age much in those 28 years either. It remains young, healthy and fully fertile for almost all its days, which for an elderly animal is equivalent to an 80-year-old woman having the biological make-up of someone 50 years younger. The naked mole rat is used in both…

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the naked mole rat is the only known mammal to be eusocial (living in a colony like termites and ants) with a caste system. colonies range from 20 to 300 individuals, with one breeding female (the queen) and one to three breeding males. other males and females do not breed and are either workers or soldiers

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I just want to tickle it! Credit: Antonio Olmos Need a face lift? A naked mole rat

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Naked Mole Rat Typical individuals are 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) long and weigh 30 to 35 grams (1.1 to 1.2 oz).

Why do humans live so long? The African naked mole rat might have the answer. They stay young, healthy and fully fertile for almost all its days (which for an elderly animal is equivalent to an 80-year-old woman having the biological make-up of someone 50 years younger).

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When you wake up looking like a mole rat, but you manage to cuteify yourself to a socially acceptable level!

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