Oldest noodles unearthed in China

  • #1
Math Is Hard
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,527
28
New evidence for early Flying Spaghetti Monster worship...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4335160.stm
The 50cm-long, yellow strands were found in a pot that had probably been buried during a catastrophic flood.
Radiocarbon dating of the material taken from the Lajia archaeological site on the Yellow River indicates the food was about 4,000 years old.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
345
1
Spaghetti Monster
Noo! do you relise what you have done mentioning that name?
 
  • #3
Math Is Hard
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,527
28
Bladibla said:
Noo! do you relise what you have done mentioning that name?
uh oh...:uhh: :redface:
 
  • #4
356
3
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?
 
  • #5
Math Is Hard
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,527
28
Smurf said:
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?
We have a different deity in the part of the South that I hail from:
colonel_zoom.jpg
 
  • #6
16
0
lol

i sometimes wonder what exactly future generations (if there ARE any :bugeye: ) will say about US...
 
  • #7
6,265
1,280
Math Is Hard said:
New evidence for early Flying Spaghetti Monster worship...
Essentially, what we have here are mummified noodles. This raises the issue of a potential curse.
 
  • #8
344
2
The 50cm-long, yellow strands were found in a pot that had probably been buried during a catastrophic flood.
Radiocarbon dating of the material taken from the Lajia archaeological site on the Yellow River indicates the food was about 4,000 years old.
Are they still edible :confused:.
 
  • #9
Math Is Hard
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,527
28
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.
 
Last edited:
  • #10
honestrosewater
Gold Member
2,105
5
I think MIH is onto something.
The 50cm-long, yellow strands were found in a pot that had probably been buried during a catastrophic flood.
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.
 
  • #11
Math Is Hard
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,527
28
honestrosewater said:
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.
: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.
 
  • #12
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,213
176
I think we have some noodles in the pantry that rival this finding.
 
  • #13
1,085
6
That is all the proof I need. I am now a pastafarian: http://www.venganza.org/forum/images/smiles/worship.gif [Broken] http://www.venganza.org/forum/images/smiles/fsm7.gif [Broken]
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • #14
matthyaouw
Gold Member
1,153
5
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.
 
  • #15
cronxeh
Gold Member
961
10
Well.. it took them 4000 years.. and they finally mastered it :biggrin:
 

Related Threads on Oldest noodles unearthed in China

  • Last Post
Replies
22
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
16
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
20
Views
4K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
26
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
15
Views
3K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
26
Views
3K
Top