The awesomeness of bacteria

io9 (Gawker's science blog) has a fun list today of things bacteria can do that humans can't. Essentially, the list points out that bacteria can evolve to handle extreme environments and competitive pressures. But Ingles-Arkell's  writing is clever, snarky, and straightforward. My textbooks never made claims as thought-provoking as  "Humans shrink from Uranium. Bacteria pick it up and use it as armor" or "That's right. The goop in your stomach fought cancer today. And what did you do?"