No.08:
Last for hundreds of years

Kingdom:

Plantae

Species:

Tectona grandis

Teak has a high natural oil content making it exceptionally resistant to rot and fungi. This sample spent nearly 100 years at the bottom of the Irish Sea when the merchant ship carrying it was sunk during the first world war. Despite the pattern of holes where it has been eaten or inhabited, a few milimeters below the surface the wood is in pristine condition.

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