Scientists in Russia have announced that they have grown plants from seeds stored away by squirrels over 30,000 years ago in the banks of the Kolmya River in Siberia. The Institute of Cell Biophysics team claims to have raised plants of Silene stenophylla from the squirrel leavings. Of course, what they really found was a den of atheist squirrels since various presidential candidates and religious figures have agreed that the Earth is only 5000 to 6000 years old.
Conversely, those godly scientists at Masada in Israel held the prior record of growing date palm seeds stored for 2,000 years at Masada in Israel — well within the creationist time frame.
The scientists describe how the fruit was found in burrows “at depths of 20-40m from the present day surface and located in layers containing bones of large mammals such as mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, bison, horse, deer, and other representatives of fauna from the age of mammoths, as well as plant remains.”
Even at 5000 years, it would be pretty impressive. However, the results fell a bit short of a Jurassic Moment. The ancient plant looked pretty much the same as the same plant found outside around the dig. The old plant merely had only slight differences, but the scientists were unable to study them because as soon as it bloomed a ticked off squirrel ran in and took it back to the burrow.