I found the following link very interesting. I would have thought it makes life 'in a galaxy far far away' more likely.
Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life | ExtremeTech
Bacteria that thrives in different environments or require different sources aren't unheard of. However its the first one I've heard of that uses electricity as its energy source.
I've heard of Fungus that live off and thrive in radioactive enviroments, Radiotrophic fungus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , which looks pretty cool. I think it just goes to show that given time, things can adapt to almost any circumstance.
*flips BOFH excuse calendar to the next day*
"Outbreak of electron-eating bacteria caused a localised power outage"
Cool! I do not like the suggestion of nanoscale selfpowered pollution cleaning devices however. That way leads to trouble!
Hang on...wasn't this the basis for the Revolution TV show? Microscopic beings absorbing all energy? It could happen!
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