Ming the Clam, a Contemporary of Shakespeare.


The BBC reports:

A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived animal discovered.

Scientists said the mollusc, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and could offer insights into the secrets of longevity.

Researchers from Bangor University in north Wales said they calculated its age by counting rings on its shell.

The clam has been named Ming. Twenty extra points to anyone who knows how to pronounce quahog.

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Just ran across this post, and I know its real old, but i am reading moby dick right now, and the owner of the Peaquod keeps calling Queequeg the wrong name, and the last time he calls him "Quohog" wonder if that is the answer?
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