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World's oldest creature is revealed to be 507-year-old shellfish called Ming ...
Daily Mail ^ | 11-13-13 | Ellie Zolfagharifard

Posted on 11/13/2013 7:24:25 AM PST by smokingfrog

A clam named 'Ming' has been confirmed as the world’s oldest animal at 507 years old.

Ming saw off Queen Elizabeth I, the English Civil War, the entire Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars.

But its life came to an abrupt end seven years ago when scientists from Bangor University dredged the seabed near Iceland as part of a study into climate change.

Not knowing the long life of the mollusc, researchers at Bangor University opened its shell for analysis, killing Ming in the process.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: clam; climatechange; climatechangehoax; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; worldsoldest
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Killed in the name of science.
1 posted on 11/13/2013 7:24:25 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

He was a good clam and was just getting his life turned
around...

Everyone, stay clam!


2 posted on 11/13/2013 7:26:40 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smokingfrog

Is there a Ming ping?


3 posted on 11/13/2013 7:27:39 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: tet68

Rofl!


4 posted on 11/13/2013 7:27:56 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americadd)
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To: smokingfrog

“We had to kill it to see what was in it”.


5 posted on 11/13/2013 7:30:25 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: smokingfrog
Oh no, the last of the Ming dynasty.

6 posted on 11/13/2013 7:30:46 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: smokingfrog
Killed in the name of science.

I guess that lends new meaning to the phrase "happy as a clam."

7 posted on 11/13/2013 7:30:59 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: smokingfrog

Much done in the name of science is profoundly stupid.


8 posted on 11/13/2013 7:31:09 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I heard he was coming out as a bi-valve but
that was just a rumor.


9 posted on 11/13/2013 7:31:45 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smokingfrog
Ming's older sister left us earlier this year.


10 posted on 11/13/2013 7:31:49 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: smokingfrog

How shellfish of them.


11 posted on 11/13/2013 7:32:01 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: smokingfrog

Was there a pearl inside?


12 posted on 11/13/2013 7:32:26 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: smokingfrog

Live slow and cold, die slow and cold.

Unless they pry your shell off.


13 posted on 11/13/2013 7:33:32 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Colonel_Flagg

awesome....just outstanding....


14 posted on 11/13/2013 7:33:34 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: smokingfrog

I’m gonna get a chowder. Keep me informed.


15 posted on 11/13/2013 7:33:49 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: smokingfrog
Killed in the name of science.

Not by science but by global warming frauds.

16 posted on 11/13/2013 7:34:11 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: smokingfrog
study into climate change.

Climate change is killing clams!!

17 posted on 11/13/2013 7:34:14 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: smokingfrog
"Run as fast as you can. Here comes some more climate scientists."


18 posted on 11/13/2013 7:34:23 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: tet68

Whoever started that rumor has a Ming streak.


19 posted on 11/13/2013 7:36:08 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americadd)
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To: smokingfrog

20 posted on 11/13/2013 7:36:39 AM PST by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: UCANSEE2

Family photo of the Ming dynasty?


21 posted on 11/13/2013 7:37:01 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americadd)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Yep, it was clamate change that did it.


22 posted on 11/13/2013 7:37:07 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: smokingfrog

Flash Gordon was unavailable for comment.


23 posted on 11/13/2013 7:37:15 AM PST by mykroar (“We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.” - Nathanael Greene)
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like a death panel.


24 posted on 11/13/2013 7:37:44 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: agere_contra

ROFLMAO!...POST Of THE DAY!...........


25 posted on 11/13/2013 7:39:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: smokingfrog

26 posted on 11/13/2013 7:40:31 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: tet68

27 posted on 11/13/2013 7:41:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: smokingfrog

28 posted on 11/13/2013 7:41:26 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: smokingfrog

The revised age for the clam was calculated from counting the rings on the OUTSIDE of his shell. Why couldn’t they have done that in the first place?


29 posted on 11/13/2013 7:42:12 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: central_va

Was there a pearl inside?

***

Mingy Pearl, but she comes with a price tag.


30 posted on 11/13/2013 7:42:25 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americadd)
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To: smokingfrog; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
The reason Ming lived so long was he didn't have... Obamacare--

Yeah, those death panels are tough... on anyone over 65.

Yeah, Bend, not to mention... us of the yellow persuasion--


31 posted on 11/13/2013 7:42:46 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: central_va

That would be a rare find.


32 posted on 11/13/2013 7:46:58 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pax_et_bonum

His brother was Ming the Merciless.


33 posted on 11/13/2013 7:48:32 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smokingfrog
Killed in the name of science.

Ming had to be sacrificed for the greater good. Living that long is just shellfish.
34 posted on 11/13/2013 7:48:58 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: smokingfrog

I saw a PBS program where scientists were putting radio transmitters on crows to track them.

One at a time they found their corpses and were scratching their heads about what was killing them.

It never occurred to them that the extra weight they had to carry from the radio transmitters could have anything to do with their deaths.

Idiots like these suck government grants and haunt the corridors of colleges.


35 posted on 11/13/2013 7:49:16 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: smokingfrog

scientists from Bangor University dredged the seabed near Iceland as part of a study into climate change.

Well, they sure changed HIS climate.


36 posted on 11/13/2013 7:49:35 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smokingfrog

Did they find it in the clams casino?


37 posted on 11/13/2013 7:50:38 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: smokingfrog

You would have thought they would know what happened when the idiots cut down the oldest living Joshua tree.

http://climateaudit.org/2006/01/03/cutting-down-the-oldest-living-tree-in-the-world/

To facilitate compilation of a long-term tree-ring chronology for the Wheeler Peak area, one of the larger living bristlecone pines was sectioned. This tree, WPN-114, grew at an altitude of 10,750 feet on the gently sloping crest of a massive lateral moraine of Pleistocene age. The zite was relaitvely stable during the lifetime of the tree, the only appreciable change being an accumulation of avalanche-transported debris so that the present ground surface is about 2 ft above the original base of the tree.

WPN-114 had a dead crown 17 ft high, a living shoot 11 ft high and a 252-inch circumferfence 18 inches above the ground. The trunk was of the massive slab type (Schulman 1958). Bark was present along a single 14-inch wide north-facing strip. Lateral dieback had left 92% of the circumference devoid of bark. The south-facing (uphill) side of the tree had been so deeply eroded that the pith was missing below a point 76 inches above the ground (100 inches above the original base).

A horizontal slab from the interval 18-30 inches above the ground and a smaller piece including the pith 76 inches above the ground were cut from the tree and a smoothly finished 2-piece transverse section was prepared….The derived radius measured 2280 mm to the pith, 100 inches above the original base and encompasses 4844 measured rings…it may be tentatively concluded that WPN-114 begain growing about 4,900 years ago.


38 posted on 11/13/2013 7:53:09 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: All

“Frankly, Scallop...I don’t give a clam!!!”


39 posted on 11/13/2013 7:54:16 AM PST by Boonie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

N'Yuk! N'Yuk! N'Yuk! ...


40 posted on 11/13/2013 7:54:20 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: All

“Frankly, Scallop...I don’t give a clam!!!”


41 posted on 11/13/2013 7:54:39 AM PST by Boonie
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To: smokingfrog

Where’s the birth certificate?


42 posted on 11/13/2013 7:57:41 AM PST by privatedrive
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To: smokingfrog

I left my heart heart......In Sam Clam’s Disco.


43 posted on 11/13/2013 8:01:52 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pax_et_bonum

HowDEEE!!!


44 posted on 11/13/2013 8:07:20 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: smokingfrog
Ming saw off Queen Elizabeth I, the English Civil War, the entire Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars.

Clams have eyes?

45 posted on 11/13/2013 8:08:32 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: smokingfrog

Climatologists are cold-blooded killers! Warm-blooded creatures are next!


46 posted on 11/13/2013 8:10:17 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: smokingfrog

Nature does not trust a clamatoligist.. Neither should we.


47 posted on 11/13/2013 8:13:38 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: null and void

Her greetming!


48 posted on 11/13/2013 8:16:50 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americadd)
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To: smokingfrog

scientists KILLED it by opening it up to check its age

Now was that really necessary? I’d support that if they were trying to figure out Pelosi or Hillary’s real age, but not some poor shellfish.


49 posted on 11/13/2013 8:18:32 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: smokingfrog

How big is the damn thing?

I’d compare to the typeface, but don’t know if that is 12 or 36 font.....


50 posted on 11/13/2013 8:23:50 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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