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    9 Adorable Water Bear Products You Didn't Know Existed

    For those who need a tiny reminder to be resilient.

    If you've never seen a tardigrade before, you are in for a treat.

    Fox / Via giphy.com

    Tardigrades have cute nicknames like water bears and moss piglets, but they look like tiny faceless manatees. The microscopic critters dwell in moss and lichen and can be found almost everywhere on Earth.

    Here are some human-sized goodies for the water bear lover in your life:

    1. This 3D-printed desk mate.

    http://www.shapeways.com/product/SLS5DK33Z/tardigrade-water-bear?li=user-profile&optionId=40495140
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyrUf76pQ-0

    Which come in oodles of colors — even 14K solid gold, if you're nasty.

    2. This wireframe bottle opener.

    Shapeways / Via shapeways.com

    Available in other finishes, too.

    3. These shot or pint glasses.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/238813296/tardigrade-water-bear-etched-shot-glass?ref=market
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/234789926/tardigrade-water-bear-pint-glass-etched?ref=market

    Tardigrades are incredibly resilient: A few survived being shuttled into the oxygen-deprived vacuum of space and left outside in sub-zero temperature for 10 days. The hangover you're about to give yourself is nothing compared to that!

    4. These stuffed bears.

    Rik Panganiban CC BY-NC-SA / Via Flickr: rikomatic

    Petri dish not included (but available).

    5. Or this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Water-Bear-Stuffed-Toy-Brown/dp/B00PAF8OOO
    http://www.amazon.com/Water-Bear-Stuffed-Toy-Brown/dp/B00PAF8OOO

    Also stuffed, but without the pleading eyes to please not send it into space again.

    6. This little cross stitch.

    Alicia Watkins / Etsy / Via etsy.com

    Part of a series of microbe and germ cross stitches, in case you were wondering about your other favorite microscopic pals.

    7. This Captain Tardigrade.

    Shapeways / Via shapeways.com

    Half man, half tardigrade. Water bears can withstand 1,000 times the lethal human dose of X-ray radiation, among other extreme environments, much like this superhero.

    8. This felted friend.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/214983606/needle-felted-tardigrade-wool-felt?ref=market
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/214983606/needle-felted-tardigrade-wool-felt?ref=market

    Made of wool for nights where you need some extra warmth, since this guy doesn't need any.

    9. And this majestic print.

    Thomas A. Gieseke / Via artbytom.com

    That's Queen Tardigrade to you.

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