10:40 AM --
News you need to know, from the BBC:
A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived animal discovered.
Until we killed it. Is there an "R" in this month?
Scientists said the mollusc, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and could offer insights into the secrets of longevity....
Hint: Eat more plankton.
The clam, nicknamed Ming after the Chinese dynasty in power when it was born, was in its infancy when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne and Shakespeare was writing plays such as Othello and Hamlet.
Leaving aside the question of how they knew its nickname, just imagine the stories (let alone the insights!
) it could share, if only it weren't silent as a bivalve...
"Tuesday: weather wet, dark.
"Wednesday: wet and dark.
"Thursday: snail, still wet and dark..."
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