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September 23, 2014

Ye Olde Nautilus


Half a billion years. That’s how long this animal has been around for.
That’s more than double the time that the first dinosaurs roamed the Earth roughly 231.4 million years ago. Fossil records indicate that nautiluses have not evolved much during the last 500 million years and are often referred to as “living fossils“.
Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees «TwistedSifter

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 23, 2014 9:16 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I think some of my fellow federal employees are even older than that. And about as bright.

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 9:42 AM

Can we get it to run for President? Certainly it has the IQ.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 3:38 PM

Maybe it got it right?
You can't improve perfect.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 8:01 PM

Come to think of it, sharks and cockroaches are pretty prehistoric too.

Boy, the space alien archaeologists will ponder the ruins of this planet. "Look, Org, this musta been one of the ruling class, got a shell and everything".

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 24, 2014 10:56 PM

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