Rachel Sussman’s TED talk, “The World’s Oldest Living Things,” is amazingly eye opening. I don’t know about you, but I never realized how old some plants, fungus, coral, etc. live to be. Some of them are thousands of years old! In fact, all the creatures I saw in this list were at least over 1,000. Some were over 80,000. Actually, at least 1 is over 400,000 years old.
Holy crap, that’s old!
Anything that survives that long is pretty special in my book, which makes it great fodder for writing books. Here’s the video, and the transcript is below. It’s definitely worth a look!