The Oldest Living Things in the World - Rachel Sussman

May 18, 2014

Photographer Rachel Sussman has documented 30 of the oldest living things in the world.

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Thank you for both the interview and the photos. I was unaware of the variety and locales.

Perhaps I missed it but the critical question I was waiting for was how do we measure how old these various organisms are. I've had this frustration before listening to TTBOOK where a to me obvious question is not asked, but overall I'm very happy with your great programming.

How is the age of molds, brain corals, etc. calculated? I know how they figure out tree age, but these other things, I don't know. Fill us in.

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