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    Default Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal, Then Kill It

    British marine biologists have found what may be the oldest living animal that is, until they killed it.

    The team from Bangor University in Wales was dredging the waters north of Iceland as part of routine research when the unfortunate specimen, belonging to the clam species Arctica islandica, commonly known as the ocean quahog, was hauled up from waters 250 feet deep.



    Only after researchers cut through its shell, which made it more of an ex-clam, and counted its growth rings did they realize how old it had been between 405 and 410 years old.

    Another clam of the same species had been verified at 220 years old, and a third may have lived 374 years. But this most recent clam was the oldest yet.

    "Its death is an unfortunate aspect of this work, but we hope to derive lots of information from it," postdoctoral scientist Al Wanamaker told London's Guardian newspaper. "For our work, it's a bonus, but it wasn't good for this particular animal."
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    Lmfao at the last sentance.

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    If it aged nicely, I'm sure it made for some great clam chowder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Lmfao at the last sentance.
    No kidding.
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    this is the first time i've felt bad for a clam!

    you make it to 400+ year old and then some douche cracks you in half to see how old you are, killing you in the process...
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    I like to open up with a little
    six on the half shell
    Then it's 3-6-9 times
    She's good enough, good enough to huh!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    I wonder if the price goes up like fine vintage wines?
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    Off topic, but the linguini pic makes me wonder why they
    ALWAYS leave the tails on the shrimp in similar dishes. Who
    the hell wants to eat the shell? Why do I have to de-tail my
    shrimp linguini/marinara/alfredo every time? Chef?

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    I never get that myself, as it's simply laziness. Since it bugs the hell out of me, I make it a habit to remove the tails.
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    certainly sucks for the clam...

    chef do you own a restaraunt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    certainly sucks for the clam...

    chef do you own a restaraunt?
    Nah...can't afford to shell out the clams...
    Last edited by chefcraig; 10.31.07 at 01:04 PM.
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    This thread is making me hungry for steamers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Nah...don't have enough clams...
    ROFLMAO! Craig...I SOOO wish ya did. I HATE Florida for SO many reasons...but if YOU opened up shop, I'd be there in a HEARTBEAT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    ROFLMAO! Craig...I SOOO wish ya did. I HATE Florida for SO many reasons...but if YOU opened up shop, I'd be there in a HEARTBEAT...
    That's truly humbling, six. Thank you.
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