Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!
Before giving an answer, let's think for a second about the kind of thing we can learn even from so commonplace an event.
A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.
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