Comment: No mention of the Smudge Pot?

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No mention of the Smudge Pot?

Seriously, though, great find. I am fascinated with these old organisms. To think that some of these trees were already old when Jesus walked the earth is mind blowing.

You post the coolest things. You are inspiring me to branch out into more non-political posts.

EDIT: Here is the book. I am thinking about buying it.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Oldest-Living-Things-World/dp/0226...

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus