November 14, 2013

Where's Rusty? Gone Clamming

Good job. For executing the oldest known animal.

It had already been confirmed as the oldest animal that ever lived. But scientists who accidentally killed Ming the Mollusc, a deep sea clam dredged from the North Atlantic, have now discovered it was 100 years older than previously thought. Following painstaking analysis, experts from Bangor University reckon the animal was born in 1499, making it 507 when it was found.

Science!

By Vinnie at 11:33 PM | Comments |