Oct 05, 2017 I Paul Seaburn

Woman Injects 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria to Stay Young

A 45-year-old German actress is injecting herself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria from Siberia in an attempt to keep herself young forever … or at least until the bacteria run out. Does Peter Thiel, the teen-blood-drinking billionaire know about this? Do Siberians know about this? If they do, why would anyone want to live forever in Siberia?

The actress goes by the first-name-only-please of Manoush (which is the German word for “brains of a wiener schnitzel”) and has appeared in dozens of movies in Germany, France, Russia and the U.S., including such schlock-busters as Zombie Reanimation , The Shrieking, Philosophy of a Knife and The Turnpike Killer. While she generally plays the bad girl or the screaming horror girl in these films, she aspires for better roles like the young bad girl or the daughter of the screaming horror girl. In a recent interview on a British morning talk show, Manoush revealed that she’s now going beyond plastic surgery (based on her current looks, it may be that her doctor cut her off) and has moved to injecting herself with the alleged bacteria-filled fountain of youth called Bacillus F.

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Dr. Brouchkov

If that sounds familiar, you may remember a story a few years ago concerning a Russian scientist named Dr. Anatoli Brouchkov, the head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University (home of the Fighting Frostbites). After the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria Bacillus F was discovered in 2009 in thawing permafrost at Mammoth Mountain in the frigid Sakha Republic of Siberia, he noticed that the bacteria seemed to have a rejuvenating effect when tested on plants, mice and fruit flies. Brouchkov believed that the long-lived Yakut people of the Mammoth Mountain get their longevity from drinking melted permafrost filled with the bacteria. As a test, he drinks the bacteria water himself and, as of this writing, is still alive and, although not a young stud yet, claims he’s never felt better.


In fact, he has a younger girlfriend named Manoush. OK, Manoush is married but she considers Dr. Brouchkov to be a friend with benefits where the benefit is providing her with Bacillus F. She’s apparently the first person Brouchkov has given the bacteria to and he may want to be a little more selective next time. Despite telling her not to, Manoush is injecting the bacteria rather than drinking it in water or German beer.

“Aging is a disease. It is a genetic flaw to me. Even as a teenager I could never accept the concept of getting older one day. I don’t care what people think. I will stop at nothing to look and feel younger. Nothing.”

Has Bacillus F turned Manoush into a bacterial babe who can finally audition to play sexy sirens instead of screamers? Most of the comments after her TV interview said no ... or worse. While Dr. Brouchkov swears the bacteria is harmless and has actually worked on crops and mice, he won’t be using before-and-after photos of Manoush unless she moves beyond before-and-oh-my-God-what-did-you-do-to-your-face?

Maybe Manoush can cut a friends-with-benefits deal for teen blood with Peter Thiel.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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