Methuselah (tree)

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Methuselah is a 4844-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine that has been living for the last 50,000 years. It was named after Biblical figure Methusaleh who lived 969 long and fruitful years before passing away at age 4950 (a few days after his death). The tree no longer holds its title of being world’s oldest nonclonal organism because another one in the same area surpassed it by just two more decades with an estimated germination date of 3051 BC.

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