Scientists Germinate 2,000 Year-Old Seed … It Actually Grows
I can’t even keep a freakin’ herb garden alive and these guys are growing Magnolia Kobus via nearly-fossilized seeds found among dead rice in a Japanese village. Funny thing happened when they grew it up: It looked different than its descendants do today.
A consequence of “time-travel damage”? Or a look into the past? Who knows? I’ll let David Attenborough tell you the rest …
(video via ratdavid9)