Rare Mutation Allows Bajau People To Stay Underwater For 2 Minutes

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Researchers found that the Bajau people—residents of the Philippines and Malaysia renowned for their free-diving abilities—inherited their breath-holding capacities genetically through enlarged spleens. What do you think? 

“I don’t care what they do in Malaysia, but in this country, spleens better stick to recycling red blood cells and battling bacteria.”

Sandra French • Agrarian Programmer

“That’s cool. My family tends to primarily pass along a lot of blood pressure issues.”

Matt Michaels • Glass Harmonica Tuner


“As mutant powers go, I think I’d rather control the weather.”

Greg Tailor • Whittling Expert