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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Clam. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Clam so important!

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  1. Thomas Grasso's last meal before his execution was 24 mussels, 24 clams, a double cheeseburger, 6 ribs, 2 strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie, strawberries, and a can of SpaghettiOs. His final statement was, "I did not get my SpaghettiOs. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this."

  2. Sea silk is an extremely fine, rare, and valuable fabric made from the long silky filaments which are secreted by a gland in the foot of a clam (Pinna nobilis) to anchor itself to the ocean floor. The material has been used since ancient times by Greek, Roman and Chinese cultures.

  3. A clam named ‘Ming’ was accidentally killed by scientist in 2006 when they found it on the coast of Iceland. They later found out ‘Ming’ was 507 years old. It was named after the Ming Dynasty, who ruled China at the time of it’s birth (1499) The clam is known as the oldest creature to ever live.

  4. The oldest living animal was a type of deep sea clam that lived to be around 507 years old, but scientists accidentally killed it after opening the clam to check its age.

  5. Sea silk is a highly prized unique material made from Mediterranean clams. The only person who knows the ancient craft is an elderly Italian woman.

  6. Ming the Clam, the world's oldest animal at 507, was killed by researchers trying to tell how old it was

  7. Scientists killed a 507 year old clam by prying it open while trying to learn its age. It was the oldest living(non-colonial) animal on earth and it was named the Ming clam because it was born during the ming dynasty.

  8. Sea Otters have a ''favorite rock'' they store in a special pouch. This rock is used for various things, such as cracking open shellfish and clams.

  9. An newly discovered organism called Lithoredo abatanica that eats stone and excretes sand. It is a shipworm, a group of burrowing animals known for eating woods and related to clams, but so different from known examples that it is both a new species and genus.

  10. Scientists accidentally killed oldest animal Ming the clam at age 507 years old, which was born before Colombus discovered America and before Henry VIII had even married his first wife Catherine of Aragon

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In 1939, Maine Rep. Cleveland Sleeper introduced a bill to make it illegal to add tomatoes to clam chowder.

The US Navy diving manual has detailed instructions for escaping a giant clam.

Chiara Vigo, who is the only person alive who knows how to make silk from the highly endangered Noble Pen Shell clam

Certain types of music can reduce anxiety in dogs, which can be useful during fireworks, thunderstorms, and separation. In a study when solo piano at 50-60 bpm was played, 85% became more clam, and over half of the dogs went to sleep

A bill was introduced in Maine to outlaw tomatoes in clam chowder

In 1996 the 'Titanic' crew accidentally ate PCP spiked clam chowder

Chiara Vigo is the last person on earth that can spin golden sea silk from clams.

The world's oldest living clam, "Ming the clam", was accidentally killed when scientists tried to figure out how old it was. Upon inspection they found it was 507 years old, 100 years older than previously speculated.

The mascot of The Evergreen State College in Washington is the geoduck, a clam with a large phallic appendage, which thrives in nearby Puget Sound. In honor of its mascot, the school's motto is "Omnia Extares," Latin for "let it all hang out."

Many Japanese still use clam-shell flip-phones, which "are called Galápagos phones because they evolved perfectly for an isolated environment." The flip-phones are advanced enough & come with features locked into a Japan-only ecosystem that many customers are slow to adopt smartphones.

The oldest individual animal ever discovered and whose age could be accuratelt determined was the Arctica Islandica clam called Ming. It lived to be 507 years old and lived from 1499-2006 off the coast of Iceland.

The world's oldest known creature, a 507 year old clam, was mistakenly killed by scientists.

Ming the clam, who was the oldest animal ever found whose age could be accurately determined, at 507. The actual sex of the clam, however, is unknown, as its reproductive state was recorded as "spent."

Eric Andre actually uses tactics to make guests uncomfortable. One example, he would, "put old clams under the guest’s chair to make it smell really bad."

The world's oldest animal, a type of clam, died in 2006 after living 507 years.

Ming the Clam that, when discovered, it was the oldest living animal ever discovered...until the Scientists observing the clam killed it.

In 2006 scientists killed a clam that was over 500 years old, born in the Ming Dynasty.

Although large in size, giant clam has a lot of predators. Those are usually small sea creatures, like fish, snails, sea snakes, that eat small pieces of the giant clam.

The Ocean Quahog, a clam that doesn't appear to age. One specimen has been confirmed to be over 500 years old

Giant clams release huge amount of sperm and eggs into the water where they will mix with sperm and eggs of other giant clams. Each year, millions of eggs are produced, but just few of them survive until the adulthood.

Lake whitefish is a carnivore (meat-eater). Its diet is based on shrimps, clams, snails, small fish and their eggs and insects.

Emperor goose is an omnivore (it eats both plants and meat). Its diet is based on grass, berries and leaves during the breeding season, and on the algae, mussels and clams during the winter.

Giant clams are beautifully colored. Their mantle is usually a mixture of yellow, red, green, blue, pink and brown color.

Meat was often an important part of the Native American diet including elk, buffalo, rabbit, deer, caribou, geese, turkeys, clams, shellfish, fish, and seals and whales, depending on where the tribe was located.

Shellfish common to the North Sea include deep-water prawns, Norway lobster, brown shrimp, oyster, mussels, clams and some non-indigenous species such as the Atlantic jackknife clam.