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May 9, 2020

You CAN live forever… as long as you are a flatworm, say scientists

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Forget expensive lotions and potions – the key to becoming immortal could be found in flatworms, scientists say.

The worms, which live in lakes and ponds, hold the remarkable ability to regenerate time and time again – effectively living forever.

If one is cut in half, the head portion grows a tail and the tail portion grows a head. Cut it into 20 pieces and 20 new worms, each an exact copy of the first, are created.

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