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2013-11-14 -Lurid Crime Tales-
World's oldest creature was 507...but scientists killed it
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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-11-14 15:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [892 views ]  Top

#1 named after the Chinese dynansty

Ming the Mollusc? Sounds like more of a Flash Gorden fan.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-11-13 19:33||   2013-11-13 19:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Boy, first they invaded + took him from his comfy home at the bottom of the sea, then they froze him widout his consent, + then didn't even bother to give him any birthday cake after discovering his nominal or real age(s)...

CLEARLY ITS TIME FOR GOOD MOLLUSCS EVERYWHERE TO RISE + WAGE GLOBAL JIHAD.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-11-13 19:37||   2013-11-13 19:37|| Front Page Top

#3 Intelligent life upon the earth?
Five hundred years after his birth,
Ming the Mollusc was still a doubter.

Not that he wasn't open minded,
But he didn't think he'd ever find it.
Then came a noise, and it got louder.

It was the dredge! His grip did slip!
It whipped him up to the Mothership!
No mollusc ever had been prouder:

"My G-d," he cried, "They're here, it's true!"
They'd teach him everything they knew!
They served him up in a tasty chowder.

Bravo! Bravo! Author! Author!
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2013-11-13 21:00||   2013-11-13 21:00|| Front Page Top

#4 507 year old invertebrate mollusk? That's why we need term limits on the Senate

Snark of the day.
Posted by Frank G 2013-11-13 22:10||   2013-11-13 22:10|| Front Page Top

#5 This is a clam, Frank. Senators are snails.
Posted by Grunter 2013-11-14 13:19||   2013-11-14 13:19|| Front Page Top

#6 Biologically, the only difference being the ability to plead the 5th.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-11-14 13:25||   2013-11-14 13:25|| Front Page Top

#7 We have to dissect it to see what's in it!
Posted by Nancy Pelosi 2013-11-14 13:56||   2013-11-14 13:56|| Front Page Top

#8 There are other differences- the eyes on stalks, the trail of slime, and the rasp-like tongue with 15,000 tiny little teeth.
Posted by Grunter 2013-11-14 14:15||   2013-11-14 14:15|| Front Page Top

#9 Your right Grunter - clams don't have those attributes of Senators...
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-11-14 14:45||   2013-11-14 14:45|| Front Page Top

#10 We have to dissect it to see what's in it!

Why Snark of the Day should never be chosen before 5 pm.
Posted by Shipman 2013-11-14 16:46||   2013-11-14 16:46|| Front Page Top

#11 Not to quibble, but this should probably say "The world's oldest (formerly) living animal". There are trees that have a verified age of over 5000 years.

Trees are creatures to, y'know.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-11-14 17:40||   2013-11-14 17:40|| Front Page Top

#12 #7 We have to dissect it to see what's in it!
Posted by: Nancy Pelosi


An immigrant intergalactic
Symbiotically merged with a Catholic
It brought change and hope
And it thought it was Pope
But its dogma was straight Democratic
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2013-11-14 19:41||   2013-11-14 19:41|| Front Page Top

#13 Scientists have discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on earth -- an individual mightier than the blue whale, the giant sequoia tree or such past pretenders to size supremacy as the dinosaur.

The organism is a giant fungus, an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and rootlike tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore 1,500 to 10,000 years ago and now extending for more than 30 acres in the soil of a forest near Crystal Falls, Mich., along the Wisconsin border.
Posted by phil_b 2013-11-14 19:58||   2013-11-14 19:58|| Front Page Top

#14 Scientists have discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on earth -- an individual mightier than the blue whale, the giant sequoia tree or such past pretenders to size supremacy as the dinosaur.The organism is a giant fungus, an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and rootlike tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore 1,500 to 10,000 years ago and now extending for more than 30 acres in the soil of a forest near Crystal Falls, Mich., along the Wisconsin border.



...yeah, but, to me, she'll always be known as my ex-wife...
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-11-14 22:45||   2013-11-14 22:45|| Front Page Top

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