When You Were Just A Twinkle In A Cro-Magnon's Eye
When You Were Just A Twinkle In A Cro-Magnon’s Eye
So you think you've seen it all? Well, in the grand scheme of things, you're just a baby. There are some creatures on this planet that have lived through many a rise and fall of empires. Some whales alive today were gliding through the ocean's waters during the U.S. Civil War, and the world's oldest tree was photosynthesizing while the pyramids were being built. Take a look at six of the oldest living things on Earth.
Credit: Stephanie d'Otreppe / NPR; Illustrations by Gregoire Vion