Because nature is weird, and I like science fiction, which is the real creature, and which is the fictional critter?
Critter #1 is 1 mm long critter that:
- Can survive in space and at the bottom of the Mariana Trench
- Contains a set number of cells in its body
- Can be rehydrated after over a century
- Can survive thousands of times more radiation than a cockroach
Critter #2 is a bird that:
- The males deliberately sets fires as a mating ritual
- The males perform this ritual in pairs, in case one catches fire
- After the fire spreads, the fires leave masses of cooked meat. The birds scrape off their meals with their distinctive, blade-like beaks
So… which critter is real, and which is not? For bonus points, in what book did the fictional critter appear?