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Life of the Ice Age Still Held in China

Written By Kepri Online on Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 17:20

KOMPAS.com - Ice age is estimated to occur in the deepest caves in the "Bamboo Curtain Country" China. Hidden in the cave, fragments of the ice age Earth still survived. Although there is no surviving mammoth, but a small plant that represents an estimated 30,000 years ago is still there.

Daily Mail

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science and Natural History Museum of Britain said it had identified seven species of nettle of Guaxi and Yunnan Province. Nettle or in English is called poison ivy is kind of fluffy plant that can cause itchy skin.

Should be in the provinces there are tropical plants. However, seven species are found to be similar to the tropical plants. Nettle is found in dark places, where the rare sunshine.

Facts, the possibility of nettles to be able to live in darkness only 0.02 percent. It is extremely unlikely to happen in this day and age ehingga possible ice age is still going on in the cave.

Environment that allows this kind of nettles can live is in the ice age. Goa and nettles are the remnants of ice age life that still exists on this planet.

In addition, there are other possibilities that allow this to happen, namely the evolution of the nettle. However, the age of the cave is only one million years which means that the evolution of the nettle occur very rapidly.

Researchers say that this is an example of a very rapid evolution, they will investigate this immediately. (National Geographic Indonesia)
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