The Vice article claims the saltwater crocodile - the largest croc species in the world - is the
"ooster child" of agelessness, and that the big reptile has no recognised lifespan limit. On top of that, it states that crocs don't show signs of wearing down with age, but simply grow bigger and bigger until they're killed, or die of stress in captivity. Crocs' endless lifespans, the article suggests, are linked to their ability to survive extreme oxygen deprivation.
These are impressive claims, and they certainly sparked interest online. The only problem?
According to croc experts, none of them is true.
never thought I'd have to see this article written. People deadass don't know that
literally ever organism dies of age at one point - I never thought I’d have to see this article written. People deadass don’t know that literally ever organism dies of age at one point