Did you know Antarctica’s largest native land animal is a flightless insect measuring less than one centimetre? ‘Belgica Antarctica‘ as it’s known in Latin may be tiny but this little midge is tough. It can survive being frozen for most of the year and even live without oxygen for a month.

Scientists studying this remarkable creature believe it can even provide some valuable lessons for human health care. Read more here.

Photo from the Smithsonian magazine article

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