March 13, 2007 - 3:43am
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "the oldest in the the world" unearthing the following:
- They excavated the fossil from the clay beds of a Miocene lake (17 to 20 million years old) in Clarkia, Idaho, making the DNA easily the oldest in the world.
- Leventhal and his colleagues studied visual function in monkeys he believes are the oldest in the world. The monkeys live in a colony in Kunming, China
- The Sanquhar post office had long been accepted as the oldest in Britain and was thought to date from 1763, but research carried out around 15 years ago by postal historian James Mackay revealed it has been operating since 1712 - making it the oldest in the world.
- The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5000 years.
- The discovery makes the chili pepper the oldest spice in the Americas -- and one of the oldest in the world.
- Uncover the story of two hundred years of London and its public transport, the oldest in the world
- The Danish monarchy is the oldest in the world and Queen Margrethe ll resides right in the center of the city.
- Whiskey [the cat] could be the oldest in the world.
- The Daintree Rainforest is over one hundred and thirty-five million years old "“ the oldest in the world.