Send Us Your Photos: The Oldest Thing You Own
We're working on a new feature for mentalfloss.com involving reader-submitted photos. To get things rolling, we're putting out a call for photos of the oldest thing you own. 142 readers have already discussed this in text (for the comments, see What's the Oldest Thing You Own and the greatest hits re-post), but now we're looking for photos.
To submit your photos for this project, drop them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, include your name (first name or full name -- your choice), your location, and a brief description. Then stay tuned for the gallery!
And just to give this post some actual content, read up on the oldest thing on Earth:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A tiny speck of zircon crystal that is barely visible to the eye is believed to be the oldest known piece of Earth at about 4.4 billion years old. For the first time ever, the public will have a chance to see the particle Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where researchers in 2001 made the breakthrough discovery that the early Earth was much cooler than previously believed based on analysis of the crystal. Read more...