Cutest Li'l Invertebrate Ever--Now a Plush Toy!
While other environmental news sites stoop to cadging pageviews through cheap tricks like puppies, Sierra has always opted for the high road. When we profile a cute creature, it's some bizarre invertebrate that you've never heard of before--like, for example, the tardigrade. Also known as a "water bear," this little feller can survive temperatures anywhere from absolute zero to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, doesn't mind the solar heat and radiation in the inky vastness of space, and can reproduce without sex.
What it didn't have until now, however, was a marketable version of itself as a plush toy--only $35 on Etsy! Just the thing for the budding young microbiologist in your life.
PAUL RAUBER is a senior editor at Sierra. He is the author, with Carl Pope, of the happily outdated Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress. Otherwise he is a cyclist, cook, and father of two. Follow him on Twitter @paulrauber.