15 Animals With Secret Superpowers

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Turritopsis Jellyfish 

The  superpower of the Turritopsis Jellyfish is that it is immortal, or as close as any animal on Earth has come to it. When it gets old, it doesn’t die, instead it reverts back to it’s earliest stage of development, the polyp, and starts life over again.

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Mimic Octopus

The secret superpower of the mimic octopus is that it is actually a secret agent in the ocean. It can mimic up to 15 different marine species to perfection including the lion fish, sea snake, jelly fish and flatfish.

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Lyrebird

The Lyrebird’s secret superpower is that it can mimic any sound that it hears exactly, even if it is an unnatural sound. Basically, think of the Jabberjays from Hunger Games, only these guys are real! They can exactly mimic the sound of anything including car alarms, chain saws and camera shutters.

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15 Scientific Discoveries That Happened by Accident

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Vaseline — Robert Chesebrough

Robert Chesebrough was the guy who invented petroleum jelly and named it Vaseline. The young chemist made his discovery in Pennsylvania on an early oil rig. Workers complained about the “rod wax” that clogged up their drills. Chesebrough took some back to his lab — and found that distilling it produced a light colored gel. He patented the process of making it in 1872, and the rest is history. Chesebrough claimed Vaseline as a miracle healing product — and even ate a spoonful of it every day!

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Corn Flakes — John Harvey Kellogg

Corn Flakes are still one of the world’s most popular cereals. But did you know how long they’ve been around for? This breakfast food was first invented in 1894! It came about when a team of Seventh-Day Adventists set out to develop new foods for the vegetarian diet that is part of their faith. Dr John Harvey Kellogg and his younger brother had left out some cooked wheat. By the time they came back, the wheat had staled — but they came up with idea of pressing it through rollers — hoping to get long sheets of dough. Instead they got flakes! So they toasted them up and served them to patients of the sanitarium they ran. 

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