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    at least can live over 1000 years.


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    Don't know of any mobile animals living that long, but there are quite a few trees and other organisms that have managed more than just one thousand years.


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    There are 5,000 year old bristlecone pines (Methuselah). As for animals, scientists recently killed a 500 year old clam (go science!).
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    ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat
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    Tortoises, OK I am wildly guessing at this.

    I do know that isn't humans in spite of the crank site you are going to present at any moment now.
    I am fully expecting to be reading the name Aubrey de Grey.
    Please disappoint me by not doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    As for animals, scientists recently killed a 500 year old clam (go science!).

    I must have missed that.

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    I do know that isn't humans in spite of the crank site you are going to present at any moment now.
    I am fully expecting to be reading the name Aubrey de Grey.
    Please disappoint me by not doing it.

    I looked him up on Wikipedia.
    Whatever his ideas are (and whatever degree of plausibility they have), he has one fancy beard.
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    A title contender might be the tiny jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii, which can be sort of immortal(-ish).

    Article for more info: Are Jellyfish Immortal? | Deep Sea News

    And pic:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    As for animals, scientists recently killed a 500 year old clam (go science!).

    I must have missed that.
    It's a clamity! Ming the clam, the world's oldest animal, killed at 507 years old by scientists trying to tell how old it was - Science - News - The Independent
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