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Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1932 times:

Here's one for all you Family Guyers....



...the Arctic Quahog has long been considered the longest-lived animal of modern times. A team from Wales managed to pull the above specimen from depths of around 250ft while dredging north of Iceland.

ARTICLE HERE

Only upon killing it (which, ironically, is the only way to semi-accurately determine its age) did they find out that it was approximately 410years old-- meaning that this friggin' clam was alive before the Jamestown settlers met Pocahontas!

Crazy!

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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1932 times:

Well, make the best of it. Steam 'em and put some butter on 'em.  Big grin

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1919 times:

...even putting toughness aside-- would you honestly eat some'n you knew to be that old??

Imagine the toxins accumulated in 4 centuries!


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6412 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 2):
would you honestly eat some'n you knew to be that old??

Nothing that a deep fryer and a boat load of Tabasco can't cure.  Wink



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
did they find out that it was approximately 410years old

Happy Birthday, dear claaaa-aaaamm, Happy Birthday to youuuu !!

Still not as old as Andy though (  old  )


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16939 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 2):
Imagine the toxins accumulated in 4 centuries!

You could probably fill several thermometers with the mercury sucked outta thems Silly



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User currently offlineOlegShv From Sweden, joined Mar 2006, 683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Don't mess with scientists. Or they'll determine how old you are.  mischievous 

User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
Quahog

so that's where Quahog, RI is  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Quoting OlegShv (Reply 6):
Don't mess with scientists. Or they'll determine how old you are.

Scientists: Lets see how old he is
Man: I'm 37
Scientists: our reports show you are 9
Man: I swear! I'm 37! I just so freaking cold in this room, it makes it look like its 9!


User currently offlineOlegShv From Sweden, joined Mar 2006, 683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
Scientists: Lets see how old he is
Man: I'm 37
Scientists: our reports show you are 9
Man: I swear! I'm 37! I just so freaking cold in this room, it makes it look like its 9!

Actually, I imagined it would look more like this:

Scientists: Let's see how old he is.
Man: I'm 37
Scientists:  mischievous  Well, let's perform an autopsy and find out for sure...


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 7):
so that's where Quahog, RI is

um, "that's" being ___?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

If I was that clam I'd be pretty darn annoyed; 410 years of avoiding being eaten and then you're unlucky enough for some scientist to grab you from his boat far above. That kind of luck must really suck!

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 4):
Still not as old as Andy though

Reports coming in suggest that a WMD is about to be launched in JGPH1A's direction. That's when the nurse comes back in and puts another pillow behind him, so he can reach the button  Wink



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
If I was that clam I'd be pretty darn annoyed; 410 years of avoiding being eaten and then you're unlucky enough for some scientist to grab you from his boat far above. That kind of luck must really suck!

I'd think he'd be grateful to be put out of his misery. 410 years...as a clam?!? BORING! Every day would be "yep...still a clam...sitting here in the mud...yep."



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
Only upon killing it (which, ironically, is the only way to semi-accurately determine its age) did they find out that it was approximately 410years old-- meaning that this friggin' clam was alive

Not to be picky, but your thread title is misleading. The thread title makes it sound as if the scientists knew the clam was 410 years old before they killed it, not after.

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 7):
so that's where Quahog, RI is

I wonder if it will be on display at the Drunken Clam now.  wink 


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 13):
The thread title makes it sound as if the scientists knew the clam was 410 years old before they killed it, not after.

...that's more along the lines of a poor assumption on your part, it has nothing to do with my thread nor its title.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Pardon my ignorance, but what the hell?

Sex: Spent?

Check the tag, anyone care to explain?



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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

15 posts and still no jokes about bearded clams?  duck 

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 15):
Sex: Spent?
Check the tag, anyone care to explain?

Clams go through several reproductive stages. The "spent" stage is when they're more or less taking a break from reproduction, and have very little (or no) gametes present inside of them.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):

You could probably fill several thermometers with the mercury sucked outta thems

Actually, clams accumulate very little methyl-mercury



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 17):

Clams go through several reproductive stages. The "spent" stage is when they're more or less taking a break from reproduction, and have very little (or no) gametes present inside of them.

 checkmark  Much thanks!



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User currently offlineAlfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 2):
Imagine the toxins accumulated in 4 centuries!

Considering where it was found and the fact that we have only been screwing up this planet for the last 100 years or so, it probably isn't too bad!



The best things in life aren't things!
User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

The Dead Collector: Bring out yer dead.
[a man puts a clam on the cart]
Large Man with Dead Clam: Here's one.
The Dead Collector: That'll be ninepence.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead.
The Dead Collector: What?
Large Man with Dead Clam: Nothing. There's your ninepence.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead.
The Dead Collector: 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Yes he is.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I'm not.
The Dead Collector: He isn't.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I'm getting better.
Large Man with Dead Clam: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.
The Dead Collector: Well, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I don't want to go on the cart.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Oh, don't be such a baby.
The Dead Collector: I can't take him.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I feel fine.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Oh, do me a favor.
The Dead Collector: I can't.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
The Dead Collector: I promised I'd be at the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Well, when's your next round?
The Dead Collector: Thursday.
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I think I'll go for a walk.
Large Man with Dead Clam: You're not fooling anyone, you know. Isn't there anything you could do?
The Dead Clam That Claims It Isn't: I feel happy. I feel happy.
[the Dead Collector glances up and down the street furtively, then silences the Clam with his a whack of his club]
Large Man with Dead Clam: Ah, thank you very much.
The Dead Collector: Not at all. See you on Thursday.
Large Man with Dead Clam: Right.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 20):
we have only been screwing up this planet for the last 100 years or so

...that statement is ridiculous on so many different levels:
dude, take off the Gore-googles and actually try thinking for yourself.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
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Serious question, don't laugh at me: How do you kill a clam (without steaming it)?


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