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The world's oldest living tree

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At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah's exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public. (An older specimen named Prometheus, which was about 4,900 years old, was cut down by a researcher in 1964 with the U.S. Forest Service's permission.) Today you can visit the grove where Methuselah hides, but you'll have to guess at which tree it is. Could this one be it?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:44 PM

I freely admit that I have a strange fascination with the twists and turns in a majestic tree; I find that they are great reminders of the wonders and beauty to be found on Earth. 


Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, historical, California.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:17 PM

After reading this article, I am pleased to know that the world oldest non-clonal organism is located in California. It is amazing that a tree could still stand after almost 5,000 years. Hopefully, people do not destroy this tree, as it is fascinating. 

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The world's oldest living tree

The world's oldest living tree | Pirates | Scoop.it
At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah's exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public. (An older specimen named Prometheus, which was about 4,900 years old, was cut down by a researcher in 1964 with the U.S. Forest Service's permission.) Today you can visit the grove where Methuselah hides, but you'll have to guess at which tree it is. Could this one be it?

Via Seth Dixon
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the exact location is kept a close secret O_O

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:44 PM

I freely admit that I have a strange fascination with the twists and turns in a majestic tree; I find that they are great reminders of the wonders and beauty to be found on Earth. 


Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, historical, California.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:17 PM

After reading this article, I am pleased to know that the world oldest non-clonal organism is located in California. It is amazing that a tree could still stand after almost 5,000 years. Hopefully, people do not destroy this tree, as it is fascinating. 

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Oh My Tech!: New gadgets for 2014 - Salt Lake Tribune

Oh My Tech!: New gadgets for 2014 - Salt Lake Tribune | Pirates | Scoop.it
Oh My Tech!: New gadgets for 2014
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We'll see some big trends in the coming year in televisions, mobile devices and more. Here are three I'm looking ...

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2800 chats sauvés d’un abattoir en Chine

2800 chats sauvés d’un abattoir en Chine | Pirates | Scoop.it

2800 chats en cage ont été sauvés à Wuhan , la capitale de la province du Hubei en Chine. Les médias locaux et le réseau social Weibo ont tous relayé l’affaire. C’est une grande satisfaction pour les militants d’avoir pu empêcher ce massacre.


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Der Flug der Nixe

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