Researchers Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird

Say what you will about naked mole-rats, but their bodies have a trick that lets them survive periods of oxygen deprivation.

The hairless, ground-dwelling, cold-blooded rodents have proven capable of surviving total oxygen deprivation. Their odd biology allows them to run on an alternative fuel.

(Image credit: Roland Gockel/Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine)