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#1 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:19 PM

to discover its age. Get it wrong.

 

http://www.mirror.co...versity-2788505

 

Clam confirmed as the world's oldest creature at 507 - but scientists killed it when checking its age 13 Nov 2013 17:01

The mollusc nicknamed 'Ming' was previously believed to be 'only' 405 years old after researchers messed up ring count

 
Clam-2787864.png'Ming' the clam has been confirmed as the world's oldest creature at 507 years old.

A clam has been hailed as the world’s oldest creature at 507 years old after researchers sent to verify its age KILLED it.

Christened Ming, it was found by climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales on a trip dredging the seabeds of Iceland in 2006.

After the discovery, scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to work out Ming had been a wise old 405.

Unfortunately researchers who calculated Ming’s age killed it instantly by opening its shell.

But now, seven years on, new calculations show the original age was wrong, and the clam was actually 102 years OLDER.

It means Ming, named after the Chinese dynasty, was born in 1499.

Ocean scientist Paul Butler from Bangor University said: “We got it wrong the first time and maybe we were a bit hasty publishing our findings back then.

“But we are absolutely certain that we’ve got the right age now.



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#2 Jabadoodle

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:33 PM

Not that it matters much but...the article reads that Climate Change Experts found it and that "scientists" killed it. It may or may not have been "climate change experts" that killed it. I would guess it was probably turned over to biology experts rather than climatologists. 

Not sure how I feel about them killing it. Interesting to know how old one can live to be. Pretty crappy they killed it.



#3 concert andy

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:35 PM

Not that it matters much but...the article reads that Climate Change Experts found it and that "scientists" killed it. It may or may not have been "climate change experts" that killed it. I would guess it was probably turned over to biology experts rather than climatologists. 

Not sure how I feel about them killing it. Interesting to know how old one can live to be. Pretty crappy they killed it.

 

 

Aren't Climate Change Experts scientists?  



#4 Jabadoodle

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

Aren't Climate Change Experts scientists?  


If all As are B

and one B kills C

did an A kill C?



#5 hippieskichick

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:54 PM

Aren't Climate Change Experts scientists?  

 

 

:lol:

 

And the head of the US Govt Science board is also a scientist.

 

 

 

 

 

:rotf:



#6 djinn_n_juice

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

“But we are absolutely certain that we’ve got the right age now.

 

I'm sure Ming is relieved at this.  Now we could have the right number of candles for its birthday cake...if it was around to have another birthday.



#7 BHB

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

I'm also a big fan of cutting down old growth trees so we can be certain of their age.

 

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#8 Java Time

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Well I hope they used 507 year old garlic and breadcrumbs :coffee:

#9 Gypsy Bob

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Was it a Bearded Clam?



#10 August West

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Was it a Bearded Clam?

 

if it was someone did the world a favor by killing it at 507



#11 Condormania

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

Look...it was either them or the clam. I would have done the same thing.