July 9, 2018

On July 9, 2018, researcher, Dr. Nur Gueneli, discovered that bright pink might be the world’s oldest biological pigment. The ancient pink pigments were discovered in 1.1-billion-year-old marine shale rocks found deep beneath the Sahara Desert in the Taoudeni Basin of Mauritania, West Africa. The pigment was produced by cyanobacteria that was fossilized in the shale. This may have even given the oceans a pink tint because of the color of the chlorophyll the cyanobacteria produced. So, if the Earth had a gender reveal party, I guess it would be a girl.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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