Clam is over 400 years old – Boing Boing
Thanks to Chris Murray for finding the world’s oldest clam to go along with the world’s oldest clambake.
“The mollusc, which is thought to have lurked beneath the waves until at least the age of 405, would have been a juvenile when Galileo picked up his first telescope, Hamlet was first staged and the gunpowder plot failed to blow up King James I.”
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How about a 600 year old bratwurst?
BERLIN (Reuters) – A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for German sausage, a list of ingredients for Thuringian bratwurst nearly 600 years old.
According to the 1432 guidelines, Thuringian sausage makers had to use only the purest, unspoiled meat and were threatened with a fine of 24 pfennigs — a day’s wages — if they did not, a spokesman for the German Bratwurst Museum said Wednesday.
…ooops, just a recipe.
Anyone up for a visit to the German Bratwurst Museum?