02 February 2009

Fun fact about olive trees

Talking with Martin over #fedora-art about F11 graphics I felt like researching how an Olive Tree is supposed to look like, I never saw one and we may use such visuals in the release graphics. This was an opportunity to learn (from Wikipedia) that there are several 3-4000 years old (yeah, thousands!) such trees in the world and they still continue to produce fruits (in some cases used to make oil). I find this piece of trivia amazing and, honestly, hard to comprehend how a living thing can be so old. This puts some things in perspective.

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