did you know? didyouknowblogcom The oldest living tree ever found was a pine named Prometheus It had been alive since before the Egyptian pyramids were built Some guy cut it down in 1964 didyouknowblogcom Photo Credit wordsmithcom spartanlocke wellshitcaitlin aclockworknick did-you-kno The oldest living tree ever found was a pine named “Prometheus” It had been alive since before the Egyptian pyramids were built Some guy cut it down in 1964 Source he was actually a forestry graduate student who was doing research on bristlecone pines Pinus langaevea and got his increment borer stuck in the tree this tool costs almost $800 so he asked the forest service if he could cut down the tree to recover the tool after cutting it down it became apparent that the tree was actually the oldest living organism ever around 8000 years old so not just some asshole the guy feels extremely guilty and has even broken down in tears during an interview about the accident OH MY GOD SO LET ME TELL YOU A STORY So after the grad student cut down the tree and discovered it was the oldest tree in the world he quit studying forestry and went to study salt flats can’t cut down the oldest trees in the world on salt flats no siree none of that happening and he was being interviewed about his research but in the middle of the interview the reporter just stops and says “wait aren’t the guy that…” And he just takes off running Literally Turns around and runs across the salt flats away from the interview and I feel so bad for him but I can’t help but start crying I’m laughing so hard about it imagine a guy high tailing it across salt flats away from a dude with a recorder Meme

found @ 23 likes ON 2019-03-09 23:02:50 BY ME.ME