The Crazy News Guy

Worlds oldest fruit discovered.

In ancient, archeology, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, Japan, melon, Odd News, Uncategorized, World News on June 2, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Archaeologists in Japan have unearthed a 2,100 year old melon which still has it’s flesh inside apparently preserved underground over the centuries in a vacuum-packed state.

radiocarbon analysis was used to estimate the age of the fruit, believed to be the oldest melon found with flesh still on the rind, said Shuji Yamazaki, a local official in the city of Moriyama, 200 miles southwest of Tokyo.

The melon might have been so well-preserved because it was in a vacuum-packed state in a wet layer below the ground, an environment hostile to microorganisms that might otherwise have broken down the remains, Yamazaki said.

 story.melon.ap.jpg The old melon.

I bet it’s still tasty.

There’s only one way to find out….

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