As Kelly Clarkson ought to have sung: What doesn't kill you makes you older.
In the case of the Ming clam, however, it stopped aging when scientists at Bangor University in Wales decided to see just how old it really was.
It was found in 2006. At that time, it was thought to be 405 years old. Should you never have tried to count the age of a mollusk, all you do is count the rings on the inside of a shell.
Yes, it's not too dissimilar to what you do with a tree when you want to … Read more