Tardigrades are fascinating lifeforms! I didn’t know it was discovered by a German, nor that their ability with water is called the Tun effect. (I had thought that the name was still available, such that perhaps one day a phenomenon might be named after me – something academic, I always imagined. Oh well. I already share my name with an extremely common verb so I’m used to it.) I am constantly truly astonished and inspired by the variety of life on earth.
On another note, you may be surprised to know that I’m not actually a German. My name looks and sounds like a German word, and I live in Berlin, but that’s the full extent of it. I’m actually a born a bred Brit to the core, as English as afternoon tea. As to my ethnic heritage that’s yet another source of mystery to those who can only rely on guesswork.