In the comic book series X-Men, Wolverine has a supernatural ability to heal. But Stan Lee and Jack Kirby might've picked the wrong name for the guy: it should've been Dolphin.
See, scientists have discovered the reason why dolphins are very hard to kill: they seem to have a miraculous healing power that let them survive what would seem to be lethal injuries, just like
Michael Zasloff has published a letter in the July 21 issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, in which he recounts several documented incidents of serious injuries to dolphins, presumably inflicted by sharks. These bites, some larger than a basketball, healed in weeks without leaving the dolphins disfigured, without causing them apparent pain, and without becoming visibly infected.
"If I saw this in a human being, I wouldn't believe it," Zasloff said. "It should awe us. You have an animal that has evolved in the ocean without hands or legs, which swims faster than we can, has intelligence that perhaps equals our social and emotional complexity, and its healing is almost alien compared to what we are capable of."
LiveScience explains the secret behind dolphin's miraculous healing power: Link (Photo: Trevor Hassard, Tangalooma Resort)