Tag: oldest

Apr 28, 2016

Picture of the Day: The Original Selfie Stick, 1934

Picture of the Day: The Original Selfie Stick, 1934

Back in the day— when sticks were actual sticks

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Sep 26, 2015

105 Year Old ‘Golden Bolt’ Sets World Record for 100m Sprint

105 Year Old ‘Golden Bolt’ Sets World Record for 100m Sprint

105-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki recently set the 100m world record for the 105+ category with an impressive time of 42.22 seconds.

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Feb 19, 2015

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story. Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife Park Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by…

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Dec 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Oldest Tree in Estonia

Picture of the Day: The Oldest Tree in Estonia

Photograph by Abrget47j on Wikimedia Comoons Seen here is the famous Tamme-Lauri oak, the thickest and oldest tree in Estonia, located in Urvaste Parish, Võru County. The height of the tree is 17 metres (56 ft) with a circumference of 831 centimetres (327 in). According to researchers the tree was planted around 1326. [source]…

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Jun 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Oldest Pants

Picture of the Day: The World’s Oldest Pants

THE WORLD’S OLDEST PANTS Photograph by Mayke Wagner / German Archaeological Institute Pictured here are the oldest known pants in history at 3000 – 3300 years of age. The ancient trousers were excavated from tombs in western China along with the remains of two men. The team of scientists was led by…

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Apr 25, 2014

These are Some of the Oldest Living Things in the World

These are Some of the Oldest Living Things in the World

Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and travelled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning visual collection of ancient organisms for a book entitled,…

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Sep 19, 2012

10 Animals that Lived Longer than the Oldest Known Human

10 Animals that Lived Longer than the Oldest Known Human

Photograph via Wikipedia That’s Jeanne Calment, a French citizen who has the longest confirmed human lifespan in history at 122 years and 164 days. She was born on February 21, 1875 and passed on August 4, 1997 [Source]. She’s lived through both world wars, seen humankind land on the moon and witnessed the…

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