Scientists who were trying to determine the age of an ocean quahog discovered that it was 507 years old, but by doing so, they killed it!
Ming was born in 1499. It was discovered by a group of scientists in autumn 2006 in Iceland while doing some research on global warming. The clam immediately fascinated researchers from the University of Bangor in Wales who hoped to discover through it some truths about the climate. After some experimentation, they determined the age of the creature as being 405 years old. Ming – who has not yet been named - enters the Guinness Book of World Records! But... [+] Read more