Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists - Judean date palm trees

  • metta

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    Aug 15, 2015 2:36 AM GMT
    Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists

    http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/extinct-tree-grows-anew-after-archaeologists-dig-ancient-seed-stockpile.html
  • interesting

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    Aug 15, 2015 5:46 AM GMT
    That is actually a very interesting article...from 2013, I do wonder what happened to the other seeds, kept reading and found out that a few was used for carbon dating to get the date from when they were stored.

    This is actually pretty neat, hoping that more extinct and unusual plants can be brought back, especially ones that were once useful like these Judean date palm tree.

    It's too bad the Dodo can't be brought back icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 15, 2015 6:14 AM GMT
    I'm so old that I remember when my grampa stuck that seed in a mason jar and buried it in his back yard after I finished the whiskey that was in the jar. I was like 2 years old at the time.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 15, 2015 6:23 AM GMT
    interesting29 saidThat is actually a very interesting article...from 2013, I do wonder what happened to the other seeds, kept reading and found out that a few was used for carbon dating to get the date from when they were stored.

    This is actually pretty neat, hoping that more extinct and unusual plants can be brought back, especially ones that were once useful like these Judean date palm tree.

    It's too bad the Dodo can't be brought back icon_confused.gif

    If there is dna save some where, they probably can be, just no one has tried
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    Aug 15, 2015 7:10 AM GMT
    ^ Unlikely, no? It has been a few centuries since the last dodo was observed, and after those time, trying to find an egg or any remnants of it would be beyond difficult. I just wonder what it looked like when it was alive, its closest extant relative is the beautiful Nicobar pigeon (below)

    nicobar-pigeon.jpg
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    Aug 15, 2015 3:04 PM GMT
    interesting29 said^ Unlikely, no? It has been a few centuries since the last dodo was observed, and after those time, trying to find an egg or any remnants of it would be beyond difficult. I just wonder what it looked like when it was alive, its closest extant relative is the beautiful Nicobar pigeon (below)

    nicobar-pigeon.jpg


    That is a beautiful Pigeon. I didnt know Pigeons could be this colorful.

    On another note, here is a similar article of a 32,000 old seed found in a squirls nest that was perserved by ice in Russia.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/02/120221-oldest-seeds-regenerated-plants-science/
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    Aug 15, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    interesting29 said
    It's too bad the Dodo can't be brought back icon_confused.gif

    Here's a flock of them:

    republican-presidential-debate2.jpg
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    Aug 15, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    Article: "...but it would likely take years for it to begin producing any of its famed fruits..."

    So it's taken more than 1,500 years for the Judean to finally get a good date? Hardly seems worth the wait and truly nobody has time.

    Fuck that. Nice Jewish boy now available for anonymous sex.

    Problem solved.
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 15, 2015 9:45 PM GMT
    its realy hard to get a date here, the judean guys are so fucking picky! icon_eek.gif
    and not enough muscle 50+ ,wish we could bring some from seeds or somthing. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 15, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    interesting29 said
    It's too bad the Dodo can't be brought back icon_confused.gif

    Here's a flock of them:

    republican-presidential-debate2.jpg



    I laughed!
  • hebrewman

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    Aug 16, 2015 8:36 AM GMT
    cool article. thanks for posting.