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Single celled organism dies. /r/ALL

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u/__MellonCollie__ Dec 07 '21 Silver Wholesome

Well, shit. I didn't expect to feel sad for the little thing, but I do.

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u/Atlantic0ne Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 08 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome

This is happening on you right now.

Cells die and are reborn 300 million times per minute. Three, hundred, million times.

It’s a fucking mad house on your body

Edit: of course this stupid post is my most upvoted ever…

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u/GabiTGB Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

Thank you for that disturbing piece of info.

Edit: Guys....this wasn't an invite to make the disturbing info even more disturbing.

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u/GoldenBull1994 Dec 07 '21

It’s also happening in your eyes u/GabiTGB

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u/GabiTGB Dec 07 '21

Makes sense, seeing as I have bad eyesight.

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u/MuckleMcDuckle Dec 07 '21

All of us also have tiny arachnid mites that live in our eyelash holes that cone out at night to feast on our dead skin.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/21/725087824/meet-the-mites-that-live-on-your-face

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u/MokoBruh Dec 07 '21

So you're telling me I had little dudes living rent free in my eyelashes? The audacity!

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u/MuckleMcDuckle Dec 07 '21

No, not rent free. We're all fucking slobs, constantly sluffing off dead skin and excess oil. These thrifty buggers get to live in our skinholes in exchange for cleaning up the mess we make everyday.

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u/MokoBruh Dec 07 '21

Ok. So by washing my face I'm actually starving their economy. Got it.

Thanks man.

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u/Hilijane Dec 07 '21

They are also screaming in agony on their way out but, lucky you, it's outside of our range of hearing.

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u/FaisalAli_91 Dec 07 '21

"I REGRET NOTHING!" Dissolve

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u/MovieNightPopcorn Dec 07 '21

I’m so glad the majority of comments are along these lines. I felt terrible watching it go, swimming along right up until the end. I’m glad I’m not alone. How strange to feel so affected by a single cell!

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Starry Giggle Tearing Up Brighten My Day Spit-take

All its circles fell out

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u/i_dig_this Dec 07 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Finally a scientific answer

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u/UnderstandingDull570 Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Wholesome

The circles of life...

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u/crescent_blossom Dec 07 '21

Ohhhhh I finally understand the song

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u/CiDirkona Dec 07 '21

Thank you for a laugh amongst all these unpleasant feelings.

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u/SpatuelaCat Dec 07 '21

Thank you for curing my daily existential dread

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u/gHx4 Dec 07 '21

Well I'll have you know they weren't supposed to fall out.

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u/ThrowMeAwy1996 Dec 07 '21 Helpful

Can someone explain in a bit of detail what we're seeing? Did something trigger its death? Did it just disintegrate slowly??

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome

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u/findingbezu Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry I'll Drink to That

So it was murder!!

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u/RescuePilot Dec 07 '21 hehehehe

Murder, most foul!

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u/CatumEntanglement Dec 07 '21

More like murder most clean!

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u/RescuePilot Dec 07 '21

Clean, you say? Can you account for your whereabouts at the time of the incident?

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u/CatumEntanglement Dec 07 '21

The water was pure. As were my intentions!

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u/TheOnceAndFutureTurk Dec 07 '21

And yet behold the outcome of your dubious machinations!

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u/arcaneresistance Dec 07 '21

Why is it that if a man kills another man in battle, it's called heroic, yet if he kills a man in the heat of passion, it's called murder? 

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u/cssmith2011cs Dec 07 '21

Oh Marshall, no! He was such a sweet rat.

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u/mndon Dec 07 '21

Thoughts and prayers

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u/Gutsinabucket Dec 07 '21

So we're finding ways torture single cell organisms.

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u/Tryhard696 Dec 07 '21

Me: scratches arm

Single Celled Organism Government: BEWARE!! WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ARE KILLING BILLIONS OF US AT A TIME!!!!

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21

*Weapons of cell disruption.

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u/CallMeDrLuv Dec 07 '21

Using hand sanitizer, you may as well be the single cell Hitler.

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u/giulianosse Dec 07 '21

Aaaand you just made me kinda sad by looking at an entire micro universe of dead microbes whose existence got erased in under a minute. Even more funny considering I'm killing/replacing billions of cells and all sorts of bacteria every second just by existing.

What a bad time to be an empathetic creature.

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u/aloofloofah Dec 07 '21

Also, they don't disappear after boiling, you just drink their dead bodies.

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u/browngray Dec 07 '21

Or cooking. Crispy dead salmonella and E. coli.

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u/durdesh007 Dec 07 '21

you are breathing in bilions of these single celled stuff just inhaling. think of these organisms as grains that can move and duplicate

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u/CptnBlackTurban Dec 07 '21 Silver

Realized in Cell Function class why the antibacterial/antiviral cleaner is called "Lysol." Get it? Lyse all.

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u/akmv2 Dec 07 '21

Ooooo I thought it was Lysis Solution

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u/katz4every1 Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Helpful

Cell wall or membrane was disrupted and then eviscerated. This is what happens with certain antibiotics. Very cool to watch.

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u/Dr_Terry_Hesticles Dec 07 '21

It made me kinda sad :(

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u/greengoldblue Dec 07 '21

His name was Steve, and he lived a good life.

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u/RefrigeratorStriking Dec 07 '21 Silver

His name is Robert Paulson.

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u/LNLV Dec 07 '21

For real! That was so dramatic and tragic! It was running for its life when it was disintegrating from within!!

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u/katz4every1 Dec 07 '21

Don't worry everyone, I don't remember them having like a nervous system so they probably don't feel pain

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u/KaoticAsylim Dec 07 '21

My very uneducated answer is that it just shit out all its parts. Would not recommend

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u/aj12x8 Dec 07 '21

I would assume it's in alcohol which compromised the outer membrane of its cell

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u/shabadoola Dec 07 '21

Pretty much what happens when there’s alcohol in me.

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u/quicktick Dec 07 '21

Have you tried putting you in alcohol?

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u/Im_a_Knob Dec 07 '21

on my 18 birthday im sure i was alcohol.

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u/nilesandstuff Dec 07 '21

Alcohol would be much more sudden.

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u/craftmacaro Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Wholesome

Depends completely on the type of alcohol and concentration… .05 osmolarity methanol in .125 molar NaCl solution wouldn’t be anywhere close to as rapid as lysis you might have witnessed with .3 osmolarity ethanol, butanol, or any others as the higher the carbon concentration the more rapidly it enters and intercalates the membrane and causes toxic effects internally. In fact…undiluted with other solutes isotonic methanol takes noticeably longer (seconds compared to fractions of a second for red blood cells) compared to the same concentration of ethanol. Butanol and you’re not finding anything in time with a microscope.

Source: current physiology professor and during my TAship I taught and reworked our osmolarity lab including preparing many variations of the “time different alcohols” as they lyse cells and realize that higher hydrophobicity coefficients of alcohols mean faster cell penetration. This could be alcohol… it was my first thought… but no, it’s not concentrated nor is it anything besides methanol or a very, very dilute alcohol solution of another alcohol and something like NaCl (after accounting for ionization).

It could also be one of hundreds of known toxins, proteins or small compounds, enzymatic or nonenzymatic, or any number of other treatment conditions. Hell… it could just be at a non optimal pH for all we know. Having done my doctorate studying potential inducers of different cellular death mechanisms I can say confidently that if observing one cell dying could give us confidence in an underlying mechanism we would use it as an earlier observation of any bioprospecting candidate with cytotoxic properties of an unknown mechanism before we ran to flow cytometry, MTT assays, fluorescent microscopy, and hundreds of other more expensive and more difficult methodologies to figure out mechanisms.

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u/testa12 Dec 07 '21

This is such a ‘we know lots but aren’t sure’ science answer haha.

  • it could be alcohol, lots of different alcohols effect cells in different ways
  • the concentration of alcohol also changes the speed of cell death
  • the amount of carbon atoms in alcohol also plays a role
  • actually it could be anything.
  • in fact if looking at this gave us any indication of what the fuck we were looking at we’d be able to bypass a shit load of other tests we use for figuring out what’s killing cells.
  • so yeah, it’s a cell dying in something.

Don’t get me wrong, loved it. Keep up the good work doc.

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u/Chocolate_Boy Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

My guess is it’s moving across one of those textured anti microbial surfaces that cuts through the membrane with sharp points.

EDIT: my guess is wrong, it popped on its own (or something…). Thanks u/chriscrossnathanial !

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

This is a Blepharisma, a single-celled eukaryote. Often the cells get swollen due to osmotic pressure changes and explode eventually. Blepharisma is a light-sensitive organism and it avoids light and under certain intensity of light conditions it can go to an apoptosis-like cell death.

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u/CatsAreGods Dec 07 '21

So, the person operating the microscope killed them by looking at them. Can't get much more ironic than that.

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u/AlwaysOptimism Dec 07 '21 Wholesome Take My Energy

Schrodinger’s paramecium

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u/CatsAreGods Dec 07 '21

It's a one-celled organism with no brain that can't fly, but that's not important right now.

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u/HapticSloughton Dec 07 '21 Silver

While I chuckled at the joke, people often mistake the mechanics of "changing" things by "observing" them.

What's usually happening is that we "observe" things too small to see by bouncing something off of them (particles, photons, electrons, etc.) and interpret the results.

It's like "observing" billiard balls by throwing ping pong balls at them. If you hit one, you get data, but you've altered the billiard ball by "observing" it.

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u/jatea Dec 07 '21

I like that analogy

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u/trytoholdon Dec 07 '21 Silver

Just to add on to this because a lot of people conflate the observer effect with Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, when in fact the uncertainty principle is not about the observer effect at all, but rather about the wave-like nature of all matter:

Historically, the uncertainty principle has been confused[8][9] with a related effect in physics, called the observer effect, which notes that measurements of certain systems cannot be made without affecting the system, that is, without changing something in a system. Heisenberg utilized such an observer effect at the quantum level (see below) as a physical "explanation" of quantum uncertainty.[10] It has since become clearer, however, that the uncertainty principle is inherent in the properties of all wave-like systems,[11] and that it arises in quantum mechanics simply due to the matter wave nature of all quantum objects. Thus, the uncertainty principle actually states a fundamental property of quantum systems and is not a statement about the observational success of current technology.[12] It must be emphasized that measurement does not mean only a process in which a physicist-observer takes part, but rather any interaction between classical and quantum objects regardless of any observer.

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u/Shumez666 Dec 07 '21 Gold Table Slap

And apoptosis goes the weasel

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u/Ben_Wah_Balls Dec 07 '21 Helpful

That’s insane…

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u/aquariusotter Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Bless Up

Insane in the membrane

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u/calvinball_hero Dec 07 '21 Silver Wholesome

info from youtube source:

This is a single-celled organism in the genus Blepharisma and it is dying. I don't find them in my samples often, they usually have pinkish color and they are photophobic it means when the light levels are increased they will try to swim to the darkened areas. If they are exposed to light or starved, they will lose their pinkish color and will look like this one in the video, also strong light can even kill the colored ones. I don't know why this one died but how it dissolves to nothingness just broke my heart. Big or small, life is fragile. 😔

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u/JKastnerPhoto Dec 07 '21 Helpful Wholesome

Rest in Pieces

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u/dreamrpg Dec 07 '21

Jams germs is great channel :)

He provides footage for amazing Jurney to the Microcosmos. https://youtube.com/c/microcosmos

Warning! Videos can induce sleepiness

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u/Dick_the_Lionheart Dec 07 '21 Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Mr Stark I don’t feel so good

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u/the2belo Dec 07 '21

I don't wanna go I don't wanna go

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u/constantlytrading Dec 07 '21

That was the entire human experience but just sped up

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u/darthspacecakes Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome I'm Deceased

Ahhh the good old existential dread. Almost made it through Monday without it.

Thanks kind stranger.

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u/superblobby Dec 07 '21

It’s damn near Tuesday now. Hopefully there’s no existential dread waiting for me there

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u/ryq_ Dec 07 '21 Wholesome

Just imagine this happens like a billion times a day on your face.

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u/ItchyGoiter Dec 07 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome hehehehe Snek I'm Deceased

Yeah but those are sperm cells

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u/slayalldayyyy Dec 07 '21 Helpful Wholesome

Bro doesn’t even have feelings but I’m all up in mine.

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u/Robinslillie Dec 07 '21

Right? Damn. Poor little guy.

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u/rickiii3 Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

(this protozoan's ) death is really f--king with my anxiety level ......

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u/Simpull_mann Dec 07 '21 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Dude I can't handle the brutality of life and death..

I didn't ask for this.

Why?

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u/blueboxboi Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Helpful

That's a question we all have to answer for ourselves my friend.

If you have religion, that's a genuinely great thing to have. I personally don't (at least not a traditional one) but i deal with death by thinking that it is your innate primal ape brain instinct to not want to die. Death is the opposite of what were evolved to do, at least not until we are old. And it's the hundreds of thousands of years of evolution screaming at us, 'have babies and don't die', just like every other species on earth basically.

I'm not gonna lie and say I don't fear death entirely but breaking it down to a chemical reaction level simplifies it for me as well as comforts me.

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u/hardtobelieveyou Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

It's the complete lack of chemical reactions after death that freaks me out more than anything. Like obviously I won't be aware of anything since I won't be, but right now I am very much able to imagine wtf it means to be literally, utterly, completely gone, and it freaks me out every fucking day

Edit: there are many replies to this comment. I haven't addressed them all but I do want to thank people for being so open and talkative about it. Replying to the comments I have has been pretty helpful and cathartic, so thanks strangers for being there :).

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u/melthril Dec 07 '21

Me too. Reading this makes me feel less alone tho.

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u/Azmatang Dec 07 '21

Me too.. I wouldn't wish it on anyone to have this constant thought/fear in their head. It really makes you lose focus on a lot of things and worry about something that you shouldn't even be thinking about (most of the time). I had something trigger this about 4 years ago, but it's getting better with some things I have been working on to deal with it.

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u/JayString Dec 07 '21

This shit wakes me up at night sometimes. The thought of never existing again for eternity is absolutely terrifying to me.

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u/hardtobelieveyou Dec 07 '21

Yeah it's a wild ride and I hate it every time. Though some days I manage to brush it off, other times it's debilitating, particularly if I'm faced with some sort of task that is deemed important by my bosses lol. Ah well. At least now I feel less alone! The (few) people around me I've shared these thoughts with haven't been able to relate so far.

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u/VilliamBoop Dec 07 '21

what comforts me: if you didnt exist before, but yet you are here now. Then isnt it possible if not probable you will exist again? everythings a cycle. sure you dont remember anything and you are not you, or maybe not even human. but it has happened to you once already at least :)

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u/LightningGirl314 Dec 07 '21

Also. Consciousness. I'm scared of my own consciousness. I understand how it works, but the idea that I have so many thoughts and really I'm just a meat sack with some neurons firing in an ever expanding universe that we know jack shit about and I don't know how to go on talking or living. Maybe it's the sleep depravation.

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u/PokemommaX Dec 07 '21 Narwhal Salute

Conciousness is weird and we don't know nearly enough about it. Take surgery for example. Anesthesia is terrifying. I've had multiple surgeries in my life. 2 in the last 2 months. And it's fucking terrifying each time, but it's what I imagine death is like. Just, gone. Nothingness. Except you just never wake up, so you'd never know and that's what scares me the most.

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u/PokaHerHontas Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

I used to pay no mind to death most my life, until I met my wife. Now death is this over whelming cloud that follows me. Maybe it’s all the mushrooms or watching my father pass, but it hurts. Over the years I have found I do not fear death, in fact I embrace it as a natural law and teaching of younger generations, it should be celebrated. Although, what I truly fear is the, not being. Not being with my women, for we truly are one. If she or I pass, it’d be a literally piece of me ripped out and for her the same. I fear not making new memories, laughing, growing. I fear the loneliness of dying slow, watching the people around grow hopeless as my health fades. I fear the goodbye

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u/ZapSquadie Dec 07 '21

You’re not alone friend

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u/Praesto_Omnibus Dec 07 '21

To think this happens 100 billion times in your body every day.

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u/biznatch11 Dec 07 '21

Oh god no I'm a house of death!!

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u/shea241 Dec 07 '21

You're a house of entropy and pain

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u/DrDabsMD Dec 07 '21

MOM! I MADE IT! I'M FINALLY SOMETHING!!!

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u/KosherNazi Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Heartwarming Eureka! Woah Dude

I know you're joking, but I gotta leave you with one of the best articles I've ever read. Here's the first few paragraphs, but it really answers these questions in a remarkable way by the end:

“All animals play,” June had once said to me. “Even ants.” She’d spent many years working as a professional gardener and had plenty of incidents like this to observe and ponder. “Look,” she said, with an air of modest triumph. “See what I mean?”

Most of us, hearing this story, would insist on proof. How do we know the worm was playing? Perhaps the invisible circles it traced in the air were really just a search for some unknown sort of prey. Or a mating ritual. Can we prove they weren’t? Even if the worm was playing, how do we know this form of play did not serve some ultimately practical purpose: exercise, or self-training for some possible future inchworm emergency?

This would be the reaction of most professional ethologists as well. Generally speaking, an analysis of animal behavior is not considered scientific unless the animal is assumed, at least tacitly, to be operating according to the same means/end calculations that one would apply to economic transactions. Under this assumption, an expenditure of energy must be directed toward some goal, whether it be obtaining food, securing territory, achieving dominance, or maximizing reproductive success—unless one can absolutely prove that it isn’t, and absolute proof in such matters is, as one might imagine, very hard to come by.

I must emphasize here that it doesn’t really matter what sort of theory of animal motivation a scientist might entertain: what she believes an animal to be thinking, whether she thinks an animal can be said to be “thinking” anything at all. I’m not saying that ethologists actually believe that animals are simply rational calculating machines. I’m simply saying that ethologists have boxed themselves into a world where to be scientific means to offer an explanation of behavior in rational terms—which in turn means describing an animal as if it were a calculating economic actor trying to maximize some sort of self-interest—whatever their theory of animal psychology, or motivation, might be.

That’s why the existence of animal play is considered something of an intellectual scandal. It’s understudied, and those who do study it are seen as mildly eccentric. As with many vaguely threatening, speculative notions, difficult-to-satisfy criteria are introduced for proving animal play exists, and even when it is acknowledged, the research more often than not cannibalizes its own insights by trying to demonstrate that play must have some long-term survival or reproductive function.

Despite all this, those who do look into the matter are invariably forced to the conclusion that play does exist across the animal universe. And exists not just among such notoriously frivolous creatures as monkeys, dolphins, or puppies, but among such unlikely species as frogs, minnows, salamanders, fiddler crabs, and yes, even ants—which not only engage in frivolous activities as individuals, but also have been observed since the nineteenth century to arrange mock-wars, apparently just for the fun of it.

Why do animals play? Well, why shouldn’t they? The real question is: Why does the existence of action carried out for the sheer pleasure of acting, the exertion of powers for the sheer pleasure of exerting them, strike us as mysterious? What does it tell us about ourselves that we instinctively assume that it is?

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Read the whole thing, it gets better: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/whats-the-point-if-we-cant-have-fun

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u/Szechwan Dec 07 '21

Thanks for that, interesting read. I'm a biologist and I admittedly default to looking at most behaviour from a macro/survival perspective.

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u/Crick_Elf Dec 07 '21 Silver This To The Stars

Man this thread is a trip. Everyone seems to unanimously agree this is sad, and pity the poor brainless thing. On reddit, where we insult each other, upvote videos of people hurting themselves or others, and cheer for trauma when it happens to the right people. Humans really will empathize with literally anything but each other.

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u/slayalldayyyy Dec 07 '21 Silver Wholesome

We’re a bunch of sad sacks that would rather love things that can’t hurt us

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u/hmpf_to_that_friend Dec 07 '21

I think because we could see his whole body, we saw his whole world with him in it. Then he disappeared.

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u/AreYouItchy Dec 07 '21 Helpful

I feel bad for the little thing. It tried so hard!

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u/iyaoyas1 Dec 07 '21 Wholesome

And died alone..

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u/SoDakZak Dec 07 '21 Silver Wholesome

But in the end, the protist is just matter

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21 edited 4d ago

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u/Nyan__Ko Dec 07 '21 Helpful

But in the end, it shat out all its matter

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u/d0ctorzaius Dec 07 '21

One cell, I don't know why

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u/Aaberon Dec 07 '21

It doesn’t even matter how hard you divide

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u/MikeHunt69420666 Dec 07 '21

can’t stay combined

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u/Boom244 Dec 07 '21

I designed this enzyme to digest in due time

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u/rickeysneekzzz Dec 07 '21

To remind this cell’s one cell it tried so hard

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u/kaediddy Dec 07 '21

I actually kind of got teary.

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u/PaleontologistOk3713 Dec 07 '21 Silver Wholesome Bravo Grande!

When you die in slither.io

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u/Lizzybella4 Dec 07 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Crab Rave

Jesus. Might as well cap the evening off and go watch Schindler’s List.

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u/piggy__wig Dec 07 '21 Take My Energy

Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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u/superbuttpiss Dec 07 '21

Mine is life is beautiful. Foreign film.

A dad is in a concentration camp and hides his boy but pretends it's a game.

When he is marched to the death chamber he sees his son looking on.

So he pretends its all part of the game and does a silly walk so his son hides again.

It's the only movie where I sat in the dark for hours realizing the bravest thing in cinema I have ever seen was someone putting on a happy face while they are led to their death.

It fucks me up just thinking about it

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u/AugustineUgly Dec 07 '21

Grave of the Fireflies

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u/newsfromplanetmike Dec 07 '21 Silver Helpful Rocket Like

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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u/PanickedPoodle Dec 07 '21

What a piece of work is man How noble in reason

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u/ThrilljoBaggins Dec 07 '21

What is a man? A miserable pile of secrets!

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u/ManaNek Dec 07 '21

But enough to talk, have at you!

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u/CHAINSMOKERMAGIC Dec 07 '21

A man chooses, a slave obeys. Would you kindly?

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u/Tigvee Dec 07 '21

It means I don’t take shit from no one. I’m goin to pass this test. I’m staying in school! Who’s next?!

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u/p_dawg_No1 Dec 07 '21 Silver Wholesome

“ gone reduced to atoms “

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

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u/mem269 Dec 07 '21 Silver hehehehe Mind Blown

Imagine a bunch of colossal beings watching your death and even mourning you on a huge world you don't even know exists.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

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u/palea_alt Dec 07 '21

They can watch my daily masturbation all they want. Its on me

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u/thesircuddles Dec 07 '21

If this turns out to be true they're gonna have to start paying.

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u/amanfromindia Dec 07 '21

AlienFans™

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u/A_Filthy_Bandit_Main Dec 07 '21

My night has now been ruined by watching the sad, slow death of a single celled organism, watching it crumble to pieces as it panics and tries to hold on to the last few seconds of its life broke my heart

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u/GruntsAndBlunts Dec 07 '21

If it makes you feel any better it wasn’t panicking or trying to hold anything together. It’s literally not a conscious creature. It doesn’t have a brain or nerves and cannot “feel” anything

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u/1illiteratefool Dec 07 '21

He didn’t go down easy

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u/awesomepossum40 Dec 07 '21

I thought he was going to make it.

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u/HauschkasFoot Dec 07 '21

OP should have used a spoiler tag

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u/LowkeyHungry1988 Dec 07 '21

I’ve never felt so much emotion and sadness for a single cell organism before.

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u/MilkMenace Dec 07 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Bravo! Burning Cash

Organisn’t

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u/poopellar Dec 07 '21 Helpful I'll Drink to That

Mitochondriain't

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u/MilkMenace Dec 07 '21

Ribosohnoyoudidn’t

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u/Swazib0y Dec 07 '21 Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Err cellulater?

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u/FaelinnCanada Dec 07 '21

Remember this the next time you sanitize your hands. Billions of them screaming as you lather walking into McDonald’s

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u/CollegeAssDiscoDorm Dec 07 '21

Your science is on point, but that post seriously overestimates hygiene at McDonald’s.

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u/ilikebigasstitties Dec 07 '21

I swear to god if there's salmonella in the hand sanitizer at MCD I'm never drinking it again

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u/Ijumpandkick Dec 07 '21

I know it can't feel fear, but it looks afraid.

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u/penchick Dec 07 '21

It's little cilia legs or whatever they were. Just running with all their might. :'(

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u/-Tack Dec 07 '21

Still running as it tears apart 😭

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u/LeaveMeAloneILoveYou Dec 07 '21

I was rooting for him right up till the end.

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u/jos3lin Dec 07 '21 edited Dec 07 '21

Something so captivating about the way it dies. Such a struggle to keep itself together. Also very interesting how it disintegrates, we are used to seeing animals died and slowly decompose but it just scattered. Wow! Reminds me of that other video I saw here of a fly decapitating itself … now that video made me feel things I didn’t know I could feel for a fly

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u/bigdickdragonslayer Dec 07 '21

Had something very similar happen with a local beetle, except it had found its way into my home and my cats got to it before I did. Its head was still attached, but barely. I put him outside as I didn't know what else to do. His head drug downward when he tried to walk, exposing connective tissue in between. He found his way out of my yard at some point, I believe. I spent the rest of the day very much disturbed, and a little emotional.

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u/The_Turbinator Dec 07 '21

A quick hit with a hard sole from a shoe would have ended it's misery instantly and painlessly.

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u/TCONtheGreat Dec 07 '21

Running for it's life, going nowhere

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u/penchick Dec 07 '21

Yes, that was the saddest part to me. "Oh shit oh shit oh shit"

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u/Elcactus Dec 07 '21

I mean it's not afraid, it's just always like that

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u/Recent_Mirror Dec 07 '21

Damn. Poor guy had one day until retirement.

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u/riedmae Dec 07 '21

If you have the volume up, you can barely make him out saying, "I'm getting too old for this shit"

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u/lateroundpick Dec 07 '21

I felt so sorry for the little fighter. Kind of inspirational.

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u/Floggingmicah Dec 07 '21

Little homie was keeping it together until he couldn’t

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u/weaponizedpastry Dec 07 '21

Rage! Rage against the dying of the light!

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u/yeeyeebro1 Dec 07 '21

How did it die?

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u/No_Transition9444 Dec 07 '21

At first it looked like it poop to death. Then He just fell apart. Poor little dude.

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u/Recent_Mirror Dec 07 '21

It was Taco Tuesday.

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u/Ewoktoremember Dec 07 '21

It dropped its loot at the end

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u/turn-circle-entry Dec 07 '21

anyone else get unreasonably sad watching this ??

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u/lileraccoon Dec 07 '21

It was painful and when his whole body just opens up - like it’s too much

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u/SalesAutopsy Dec 07 '21

I think this is the saddest thing I've ever seen.

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u/EdgarAllanKenpo Dec 07 '21

He died alone. Never to feel the touch of another being. I’m having an existential crisis.

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u/howcanyoureally Dec 07 '21

I should not have watched this

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u/kaediddy Dec 07 '21

My heart actually hurt watching it. What’s wrong with me.

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u/WaywardSherry82 Dec 07 '21

Me too! I felt so weird watching it. Glad I'm not the only weirdo.

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u/kaediddy Dec 07 '21

Definitely not… this is the most emotional I’ve been all week hands down

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u/lileraccoon Dec 07 '21

Watching this hurt my feelings

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u/Ancient-Tadpole8032 Dec 07 '21

It kept on kicking, right to the end.

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u/theundercoverpapist Dec 07 '21

Blobby McWigglefeet was harmed in the production of this film

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u/buttjudge69 Dec 07 '21

Watching that final unraveling was such an insanely emotional and philosophically profound experience for me for some reason. Wow.

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u/JoeBoredom Dec 07 '21

... a moment of silence for the fallen

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u/meandmosasaurus Dec 07 '21

Why am I crying

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u/floridaman711 Dec 07 '21

Holy shit. That was so dramatic. I didn’t know he was gonna explode

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u/harakirisummer Dec 07 '21

That’s what it means to die alone

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u/middleagedouchebag Dec 07 '21

Godspeed lil dude.

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u/royboothden Dec 07 '21

RIP little fella. You put up a good fight.

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u/vladval Dec 07 '21

Jesus Christ NSFW this, that was brutal af

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u/RevolutionaryGrass52 Dec 07 '21

This….made me sad

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u/tybeej Dec 07 '21

Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend; we were all equal in the end

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