Poll: What should you do with a 500 year old clam?
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Eat it.
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I don't know, ask billy's mom.
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Old Age
#1
The oldest creature ever
(that we know of)
was a mollusk
that lived Over 500 years in relative peace
at the cold bottom of the Icelandic Atlantic

until it was dredged up
by research scientists
investigating climate change.

It was cracked open
to accurately determine its age
in the process ensuring
it wouldn't get any older.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/...l/3574863/
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#2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_%28tree%29

In the Pando grove


The trees here grow so close entwined
it's hard to find a path between.
Not one of them grew from a seed,
they've had no sex since humankind
began to notice things like that.
Their seeds are fertile, planted out
but they themselves were never sprouts -
they're clones the parent tree begat.
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#3
Quote: What should you do with a 500 year old clam?

It depends on how it smells.
billy wrote:welcome to the site. make it your own, wear it like a well loved slipper and wear it out. ella pleads:please click forum titles for posting guidelines, important threads. New poet? Try Poetic DevicesandWard's Tips

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#4
(06-03-2014, 07:45 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_%28tree%29

In the Pando grove


The trees here grow so close entwined
it's hard to find a path between.
Not one of them grew from a seed,
they've had no sex since humankind
began to notice things like that.
Their seeds are fertile, planted out
but they themselves were never sprouts -
they're clones the parent tree begat.

you should have read the Clones thread first.
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#5
(06-03-2014, 07:52 AM)milo Wrote:  
(06-03-2014, 07:45 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_%28tree%29

In the Pando grove


The trees here grow so close entwined
it's hard to find a path between.
Not one of them grew from a seed,
they've had no sex since humankind
began to notice things like that.
Their seeds are fertile, planted out
but they themselves were never sprouts -
they're clones the parent tree begat.

you should have read the Clones thread first.

She's perfect, 2 Pando in one day.Big Grin
billy wrote:welcome to the site. make it your own, wear it like a well loved slipper and wear it out. ella pleads:please click forum titles for posting guidelines, important threads. New poet? Try Poetic DevicesandWard's Tips

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(06-03-2014, 07:52 AM)milo Wrote:  
(06-03-2014, 07:45 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_%28tree%29

In the Pando grove


The trees here grow so close entwined
it's hard to find a path between.
Not one of them grew from a seed,
they've had no sex since humankind
began to notice things like that.
Their seeds are fertile, planted out
but they themselves were never sprouts -
they're clones the parent tree begat.

you should have read the Clones thread first.


I just did. Damn. I'm slow.
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#7
(06-03-2014, 08:02 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  
(06-03-2014, 07:52 AM)milo Wrote:  
(06-03-2014, 07:45 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_%28tree%29

In the Pando grove


The trees here grow so close entwined
it's hard to find a path between.
Not one of them grew from a seed,
they've had no sex since humankind
began to notice things like that.
Their seeds are fertile, planted out
but they themselves were never sprouts -
they're clones the parent tree begat.

you should have read the Clones thread first.


I just did. Damn. I'm slow.

Eh - the poem's cool either way and the site makes us read posts in reverse order, I would just have liked to see this poem in the clones thread.
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