What Is A Trichoplax?

A Trichoplax is one of the simplest organisms you can find. It has no discernible organs or structure, and is basically a flat blob of tissue that moves around. Is it alive? I don't know. But I thought I'd ruminate on other conundrums in this space.

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Ever Wondered What Being Inside A Tornado Was Like?

I've always enjoyed the movie Twister that came out a while ago, especially because of the improbable plot. Surviving the inside of a tornado by tying yourself to a pipe? Laughable but fun, especially with lots of whiz-bang effects.

As it turns out, the laughably improbable has happened. You can read a lengthy, but fascinating story here of a minister that survived a tornado in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee by holding onto a tree. His description of the eye and of passing through the walls of the tornado are vivid and gripping, though some of his theological ideas are a little odd. (Telling people that their loved one's felt God's love if they were killed by a tornado? Might be a stretch.) If you just want to read it for the account of living through the tornado, you can start on page 6.