Anatoli Brouchkov, a scientist who works at Moscow State University, has injected himself with a 3.5 million-year-old bacteria that he thinks could be the key to immortality.
The ancient bacteria, named Bacillus F, has remained alive in the permafrost found in the Sakha Republic, the largest region of Siberia, for millions of years.
And, so far, how does he feel? In a word: GREEEEEEAT! “I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years,” he told The Siberian Times.
‘It wasn’t quite a scientific experiment, so I cannot professionally describe the effects. But it was quite clear for me that I did not catch flu for two years. Perhaps there were some side-effects, but there should be some special medical equipment to spot them. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics. Then we could say clearly about all the effects.’
In any case, it was too early to market the bacteria despite an undoubted demand for a potion offering eternal life. ‘It still needs the experiments. We have to work out how this bacteria prevents ageing. I think that is the way this science should develop. What is keeping that mechanism alive? And how can we use it for our own benefits?’
Of course we won’t know if he lives forever until… well… forever comes to pass. But, in the meantime, what have learned from this? If and when you come across ancient bacterias – SHOOT ‘EM INTO YOUR BLOODSTREAM ASAP AND TAKE A CHANCE AT IMMORTALITY. Go, Anatoli!