Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
This towering ginkgo tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China. Every autumn the green leaves on the 1,400-year-old tree turn bright yellow and fall into a golden heap on the temple grounds drawing tourists from the surrounding area. You can see more photos here
Monday, 23 November 2015
In 2008 a group of archeologists yielded a clay pot in an archaeological dig on the Menemonee Reservation in Wisconsin. Nothing special you might say, archeologists do find clay pots all the time. But this one 800 years old clay pot did contained a real treasure, it contained seeds from an extinct squash species.
To make it even more extraordinary, a group of students planted some of the seeds to see if 800-year-old seeds were still viable. And as it turned out, they were! The result was an ancient squash and they named it the ‘Gete Okosomin’, which roughly translated means ‘Really Cool Old Squash'