2000yr old/new born tree

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    Like jurasic park, well kinda.
    Interesting about the potential medical benefits.
    Sarah Sallon, of the Louis Borick Natural Medicine Research Center in Jerusalem, said she and her colleagues used seeds found in archaeological excavations at Masada, the desert mountain fortress where ancient Jewish rebels chose suicide over capture by Roman legions in A.D. 73. She said they were the oldest seeds ever brought back to life.
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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's quite cool - makes me wonder what other things are out there that have gone extinct. I do remember that there is one such plant from Northern Africa that was so tasty, that it disappeared eons ago and it only has a few references in ancient texts. Can't remember what its called, but when I saw it the first time it made me think of a human form of cat nip :D

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  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The link isn't working for me.

    I certainly hope that the Methuselah plant will be a success. Many of the older plants had medicinal uses, hope that will be the case for Methuselah. The possibilities are endless.

    Found it strange that they had to import Palm trees from California to plant in Israel. I hope that you will keep us updated on this stubeeef. ;)
     
  4. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Much of France's wine grapes are Californian strains as a result of a rampant blight spread by the glassy winged sharpshooter.

    The vast majority of American Bald Eagles in the 48 states are genetically Canadian, as are the wolves.

    Most strains of west coast Salmon are Canadian or Alaskan, transplanted to streams depleated of their former stock.
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Kinda cool that the seed was from Masada.

    I hope extremists don't read too much into it.
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure when you were typing that you knew that there are sure to be individuals who will - and probably have already said they'd never eat a date from one of those trees....

    But if they found one in Masada, I'm thinking that there might be others in the region.

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