Anatoli Brouchkov reckons he has found the key to eternal life – but selfishly he isn’t going to let the rest of us try it out for ourselves.
The ancient bacteria, Bacillus F, was found in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, and has already been tested on mice, fruit flies, plants and human blood cells.
Already Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State, claims to be feeling fitter, healthier and stronger
He told the Siberian Times: “I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years.”
However, Brouchkov says while he is enjoying the benefits, it’s far too early for mere mortals like us to get a taste of forever.
He added: “It still needs the experiments. We have to work out how this bacteria prevents ageing.
“I think that is the way this science should develop.
“What is keeping that mechanism alive? And how can we use it for our own benefits?”
Thanks a lot – we were starting to plan our 500th birthday party as well.