Scientists Confirm World’s Oldest Creature…But Kill it Determining Its Age

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In 2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as “Ming,” they killed it instantly.

Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming’s age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.

According to the Mirror, Ocean scientist Paul Butler from Bangor University said: “We got it wrong the first time and maybe we were a bit hasty publishing our findings back then. But we are absolutely certain that we’ve got the right age now.The nice thing about these shells is that they have distinct annual growth lines, so we can accurately date the shell material.That’s just the same as what archaeologists do when they use tree rings in dead wood to work out the dates of old buildings.”

The 507-year-old clam shattered the previous unofficial title holder for world’s oldest creature held by a 374-year-old Icelandic clam in a German museum.

No information was given as to which scientist murdered the former record holder.

Sorta reminds me of the Health Care Act… but instead of needing to “pass it to see what’s in it”, they needed to “kill it to find out how old it was.”

One resulted in killing Insurance for between 10 and 50 million Americans, the other in killing a very old mollusk. [At least it wasn’t a Sequoia!]

Brit Hume challenges Juan Williams’ assessment that “They’re getting a better deal”

From Chicks on the Right

According to Juan Williams, if you’ve lost your health insurance under Obamacare (you know, that stuff that Dear Leader said you could keep if you liked it), it’s TOTALLY not a big deal, you big drama queens.

So, to recap – Juan doesn’t care if you’ve lost YOUR insurance.  He just cares that other people who didn’t have insurance before now have crappy insurance that’s unsustainable and that’ll eventually bankrupt us all.

Or something.

 

Saturday Night Live’s take on ObamaCare

Well, I determined that Jon was sleeping too soundly last night and barked until he woke up to let me go out. While he was waiting on me, apparently he turned on SNL, and here’s what I saw when I got back in the house:


How To Sign Up For Obamacare (Kathleen Sebelius… by IdolxMuzic

I’m starting to think that this ObamaCare thing isn’t going away for a while.