The Origin of the Noodles
October 12, 2005 11:20 AM   Subscribe

The Origin of the Noodles? Neolithic noodles unearthed in China or were they planted there to test our faith?
posted by Flitcraft (15 comments total)

 
I so badly wanted to post the New Scientist article, but I didn't have the balls. I should have more faith in Our Noodly Lord to see me through these kinds of trials.

There was going to be a whole joke about the Shroud of Tarantelli, too
posted by patgas at 11:24 AM on October 12, 2005


Thanks! Now I know where to go for lunch today. mmmm Ly-mien (I'm Cantonese so sue me).
posted by PurplePorpoise at 11:31 AM on October 12, 2005


Best news factoid of the day: "The discovery goes a long way to settling the old argument over who first created the string-like food."
posted by illovich at 11:44 AM on October 12, 2005


4,000-year-old noodles, eh? Y'all should take a look in my refrigerator sometime.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:08 PM on October 12, 2005


Pastafarians: rejoice! Truth is on the end of our chopsticks.
posted by placebo_addict at 12:31 PM on October 12, 2005


...the food was about 4,000 years old...

Well, the earth was created 6,000 years ago, right? So, no problem.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:43 PM on October 12, 2005


These are likely the only preserved noodly appendages of the flying spaghetti monster.

I'm sorry, was this too obvious? Does mention of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ruin the MetaParty?
posted by palinode at 12:56 PM on October 12, 2005


Does mention of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ruin the MetaParty?

If I'd known it was going to be this kind of MetaParty, I'd have stuck my noodly appendage in the mashed potatoes.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:14 PM on October 12, 2005


The 4000-year-old noodles were discovered in a blue box with the words "Kraft Dinner" written on it.

You shoulda seen the 4000-year-old cheese powder.
posted by wendell at 1:57 PM on October 12, 2005


No wonder the Chinese call their country "the center of the world."
posted by The Jesse Helms at 2:46 PM on October 12, 2005


You shoulda seen the 4000-year-old cheese powder

I'm guessing it was still bright orange.
posted by eriko at 4:04 PM on October 12, 2005


No wonder the Chinese call their country "the center of the world."

No, that's just Toronto.

An alternative translation of China would be the "Middle Kingdom." Similar idea, but maybe a different attitude.

The Middle Ages or The Central Ages?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 4:40 PM on October 12, 2005


Man, I can't wait to eat those 4000 year old noodles!
posted by Balisong at 5:12 PM on October 12, 2005


No wonder the Chinese call their country "the center of the world."

They are not all that full of themselves if they can call America the "beautiful country."
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:08 PM on October 12, 2005


Nothing a bit of pesto can't fix.

Mmmmm...
posted by madman at 1:16 PM on October 13, 2005


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