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Oldest noodles unearthed in China

  1. Oct 14, 2005 #1

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    New evidence for early Flying Spaghetti Monster worship...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4335160.stm
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2005 #2
    Noo! do you relise what you have done mentioning that name?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2005 #3

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    uh oh...:uhh: :redface:
     
  5. Oct 14, 2005 #4
    Do you think that 2,000 years from now archaologists will think there was a significant cult that worshipped a flying spaghetti monster in the southern US?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2005 #5

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    We have a different deity in the part of the South that I hail from:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 14, 2005 #6
    lol

    i sometimes wonder what exactly future generations (if there ARE any :bugeye: ) will say about US...
     
  8. Oct 14, 2005 #7
    Essentially, what we have here are mummified noodles. This raises the issue of a potential curse.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2005 #8
    Are they still edible :confused:.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2005 #9

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    Motai, I volunteer you to taste test the "noodle fossils".

    I find it interesting as to what "leftovers" say about our species. For instance, last night in my biology class, we saw a film about how humans might have lived and begun to migrate 150,000 years ago. Their path of migration was traced through both mitochondrial DNA and the mounds of discarded seafood remains along coastal regions, suggesting that they travelled coastally out of Africa into other regions.

    No doubt future generations will ponder the discarded red and white striped buckets and speculate about their significance in our feeding and religious rituals.
     
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  11. Oct 15, 2005 #10

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    I think MIH is onto something.
    If I was caught in a catastrophic flood, I probably wouldn't take the time to bury my noodles. They must have been very special noodles.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2005 #11

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    :rofl: :biggrin:

    I just had to look. A glance through Wikipedia reveals that what appeared to be "pasta-making utensils" were found in the ruins of Pompeii, but alas, no evidence of pasta-burying reported.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2005 #12

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    I think we have some noodles in the pantry that rival this finding.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2005 #13
    That is all the proof I need. I am now a pastafarian: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 15, 2005 #14

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    Just imagine the peer pressure in the lab:

    Steve- I just finished the carbon dating- these are... good grief, 4000 years old!
    Al- Eat one.
    Steve- Do you realise just how significant this...
    Al- Eat one!
    Steve- Quit messing around, this is serious!
    Al- Just one... Aren't you curious?
    Steve- More mortified than curious...
    Al- You think you'll ever get a chance like this again?
    Steve- Well.....
    Al- Won't you always wonder, and wish you had.
    Steve- ....You have one too.
    Al- Deal!
    [munch]
    Steve- Tastes like death
    Al- Yeah... And sand.
    Steve- Yeah...
    Al- I'm gonna go throw up.
    Steve- Me too.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2005 #15

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    Well.. it took them 4000 years.. and they finally mastered it :biggrin:
     
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