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Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:58 pm

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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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:00 pm

Well, make the best of it. Steam 'em and put some butter on 'em.  Big grin
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:08 pm

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

Imagine the toxins accumulated in 4 centuries!
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:25 pm

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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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:35 pm

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  )
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:16 pm

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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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:27 pm

Don't mess with scientists. Or they'll determine how old you are.  mischievous 
 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:30 pm

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
Quahog

so that's where Quahog, RI is  scratchchin 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:33 pm

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!
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:40 pm

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...
 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:45 pm

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

um, "that's" being ___?
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:52 pm

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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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:16 pm

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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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:17 pm

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 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:43 pm

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.
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:00 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but what the hell?

Sex: Spent?

Check the tag, anyone care to explain?
 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kil

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:02 pm

15 posts and still no jokes about bearded clams?  duck 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:34 pm

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.
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:39 pm

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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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:45 pm

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.

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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:06 am

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!
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:29 am

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.
 
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kil

Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:47 am

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
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RE: Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal- Then Kill It

Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:08 pm

Serious question, don't laugh at me: How do you kill a clam (without steaming it)?
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