The Top 5 Craziest Lifespans of the Natural World

As of this writing, the average expected lifespan of an American male is 76 years; an American woman can plan to enjoy around 80 years. Most golden retrievers live about 11 years, and house cats get about a 14-year run. These are all normal, comfortable figures – the kinds of numbers we expect out of life (exactly what we expect, in fact). But there are other species of animals that tend to take a look at what we would consider “normal” lifespans and say “Hell with that!” These creatures live life on their own terms, “term” in this case meaning “the time or period through which something lasts.”
The Top 5 Craziest Lifespans of the Natural World
As of this writing, the average expected lifespan of an American male is 76 years; an American woman can plan to enjoy around 80 years. Most golden retrievers live about 11 years, and house cats get about a 14-year run. These are all normal, comfortable figures – the kinds of numbers we expect out of life (exactly what we expect, in fact). But there are other species of animals that tend to take a look at what we would consider “normal” lifespans and say “Hell with that!” These creatures live life on their own terms, “term” in this case meaning “the time or period through which something lasts.”
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