New Superhero, 3,200 Years Old, Turns Air Into Wood Superfast | Synopsis

New Superhero, 3,200 Years Old, Turns Air Into Wood Superfast

Chicago: Daley Plaza Christmas Tree (2006)

Chicago: Daley Plaza Christmas Tree (2006) by laffy4k
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This is for you, Martina Navratilova, for you, Nolan Ryan, for you, Methuselah, for you, Jimmy Carter, and for all of you reading this if you’re on the “wrong” side of 50 but still pumping. This week, we’ve got ourselves a role model, a poster boy for robust old age. Actually, it’s a poster tree: Sequoiadendron giganteum, the giant sequoia. And thanks to Professor Steve Sillett and his team at Humboldt State University, here’s what we now know: these trees do more growing when they’re older than when they’re younger. The older they get, it seems, the faster they grow. Let me say that again: Giant sequoias grow faster later in life than earlier in life. The evidence?


David Quammen

Overall Sentiment: 0.234608

Relevance: 0.789478

Sentiment Quote
0.316274 David Quammen, “as big as a sizeable tree,”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.316274
  • Mean: 0.316274
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Professor Sillett

Overall Sentiment: 0.179328

Relevance: 0.737372

Martina Navratilova

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.389157

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Jimmy Carter

Overall Sentiment: -0.294399

Relevance: 0.370013

Disambiguation: Politician | President | AwardNominee | AwardWinner | MilitaryPerson | PoliticalAppointer | USPresident | FilmActor | TVActorReferences:

Billie Jean King

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.35734

Disambiguation: Athlete | TennisPlayer | AwardWinner | HallOfFameInductee | TennisTournamentChampion | FilmActor | TVActorReferences:

Nolan Ryan

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.344361

Disambiguation: Athlete | HallOfFameInducteeReferences:

Hulk Hogan

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.330271

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Company: sequoia

Overall Sentiment: -0.0178495

Relevance: 0.739747

FieldTerminology: virus

Overall Sentiment: 0.244402

Relevance: 0.316735

Facility: Humboldt State University

Overall Sentiment: 0.0937307

Relevance: 0.351638

StateOrCounty: California

Overall Sentiment: 0.0379748

Relevance: 0.318707

Disambiguation: Location | PoliticalDistrict | AdministrativeDivision | Appellation | GovernmentalJurisdiction | USState | WineRegionReferences:

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“The President” is a 3,200-year-old giant sequoia that clocks in at 247 feet tall and counting. And contrary to most living things we can think of, giant sequoias grow faster later in life than earlier in life.

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New Superhero, 3,200 Years Old, Turns Air Into Wood Superfast


~ by vandal3di3go on February 24, 2013.

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