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To: Lady Jag

I've heard that wheat grains from Egyptian tombs will germinate after 5,000 or so years. This would double that!........


11 posted on 06/19/2006 1:13:23 PM PDT by Red Badger (Thread hi-jacking in progress. Everybody stay in your seats and no one will get hurt!...............)
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To: Red Badger
"I've heard that wheat grains from Egyptian tombs will germinate after 5,000 or so years. This would double that!........"

I think there's an urban myth about wheat seeds being grown from those found in King Tutts tomb.

2,000 Year Old Palm Seed Germinates

"Israeli scientists say they've succeeded in growing a sapling from what's believed to be the oldest seed ever germinated – a date palm seed 2,000 years old."

"One of the scientists leading the project said she hopes the ancient DNA from the seed will reveal medicinal secrets that have disappeared from the modern plant."

23 posted on 06/19/2006 1:36:51 PM PDT by blam
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If the seeds look good, we'll get a clue what the odds are from this.

A week or two ago, I looked up from cooking when someone on TV news said there was pot growing on the front lawn of a state house or town hall . . . looked urban but Ididn't catch where. Apparently, they'd dug the lawn up to redo it and rains came before they got any further. When the sun came out, there were pot seedlings all over the place!

They're from WWII's Hemp for the cause, or whatever it was called. From 60 years ago, my brief peek looked like damn good germination rate.

43 posted on 06/19/2006 1:52:08 PM PDT by Lady Jag (You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.)
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