The oldest living things in the world


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I hope it includes a section for Stromatolites in there since they are basically the oldest living things in the world. The Stromatolites in Shark Bay, Western Australia, for instance are estimated to be around 3 billion years old so that is going to be tough to top.


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The aspen grove in Utah is also the largest and heaviest organism in the world, covering over 100 acres and weighing about 13 million pounds. Aspens send out suckers from a mother tree, which then send up stems, so an entire grove could be one single organism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_(tree)


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I like llareta (Sussman’s photos of it seemed to be everywhere this past week)… At only ~3000 yrs, it is a bit of a baby.

I feel compelled to head down to the Atacama to search for the perfect llareta that would meet Bushmiller’s aestetic:


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Insert Joan Rivers joke here


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