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  • A pair of socks from 400 BC and a linen bra that dates back to 1390 AD: Photos of the world's oldest examples of perfectly ordinary things July 31, 2014

    Did you know, a Sumerian beer recipe dating back to 3000 BC is the world's oldest written recipe? The beer is very strong and would contain chunks of bread floating around in it, if you made it today. The oldest shoe dates back 5,500 years and was found in Armenia....
  • Did you know the Serampore College is nearly 200 years old? 19 oldest Indian universities that are over centuries old July 24, 2014

    Centuries ago, Nalanda was the centre of education in India. About 88 km southeast of Patna stood one of the oldest institutes of learning that ran from the fifth century AD to 1197 AD, according to historians. The university attracted students from faraway countries like Tibet, China, Greece, and Iran...
  • World's oldest man dies in New York at 111 June 9, 2014

    New York: The world's oldest man has died in New York at age 111, according to the senior citizen residence where he lived. Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and survived a Soviet Gulag labor camp, died on Sunday, said Marcy Levitt, executive director of Esplanade Manhattan. Imich...
  • Meet Jeralean Talley, the world's second oldest person who turns 115 on May 30 May 24, 2014

    A Detroitarea woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday. Her 115th. Jeralean Talley, who was born May 23, 1899, went fishing last year and still gets around on her own with the help of...
  • Oldestliving American turns 115 years old May 23, 2014

    The oldestliving American, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating her 115th birthday on Friday. Jeralean Talley, who was born May 23, 1899, is the secondoldest person in the world, according to a list maintained by the Gerontology Research...
  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man February 28, 2014

    A 111-year-old Italian has been crowned the world's oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been awarded the title after officials checked his birth papers and marriage records. The Italian has been declared the world's oldest living man after reaching the age of...
  • World's oldest living man residing in Korba? February 19, 2014

    A man from Chhattisgarh's Korba district has claimed he is 117 years old, which makes him the oldest person alive in the world. Premsai Patel, a native of Tilhapatai village under Kartala block, has claimed he was born on May 11, 1896 and his age is 117 years and 8...
  • Karnataka: Family of 13 siblings with combined age of 880 years claims to be world's oldest living family February 17, 2014

    With a family of 13 siblings in Karnataka claiming a combined age of over 880 years, it has staked claim with the Guinness World Records to be the oldest living family in the world. 68yearold Ramakrishna Manja, who is the eighth among the siblings, said Sunday he has approached the Guinness...
  • World's oldest man dies at 112 in New York September 15, 2013

    The world's oldest man, a gin rummy-playing, one-time sugarcane worker born in Spain, has died at 112 in New York state, a funeral home said on Saturday. Salustiano "Shorty" Sanchez, recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, New...
  • 80yearold Japanese is the oldest to scale Everest May 23, 2013

    Kathmandu: An 80yearold Japanese national on Thursday set a new world record by becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, world's highest peak. Yuichiro Miura, a professional mountaineer summited the 8,848 metre high peak at 9 am on Thursday, said Tilak Pandey, an official at Ministry of...
  • Snapshot: Meet the world's oldest woman on her birthday March 6, 2013

    She was all smiles as she celebrated her 115th birthday at a nursing home in Osaka city of Japan. Misao Okawa, world's oldest woman, turned 115 on 5 March and celebrated it with her proud family members which included children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Speaking to the press in Japan,...
  • Japanese woman, 114, named world's oldest woman February 27, 2013

    Osaka: A 114-year-old Japanese woman, the daughter of a kimono maker, has been recognised as the world's oldest woman. Misao Okawa said today that she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records. Asked for her secret for longevity she said it was to "watch...
  • UP: Court disposes of country's oldest case February 23, 2013

    Ballia: A local court on Saturday disposed of a 76-year-old case while directing 11 persons to return 600 acres of mortgaged land to a person for Rs 807. Last year, during review of old cases, Supreme Court had considering it to be the oldest case of the country and directed...
  • 100-year-old is Britain's oldest office boy January 30, 2013

    London: A 100-year-old man has been revealed to be the oldest "office boy" in Britain after working for an astounding 86 years. Jim Clements who retired at 66 was so bored that he took a new job with a security firm and is still there 34 years later, the Daily...
  • World's oldest woman dies at 115 January 13, 2013

    Tokya: A Japanese official says a woman in his town near Tokyo who became world's oldest living female in December, 2012 has died at 115. Koto Okubo died on Saturday at a nursing home in Kawasaki City, according to city official Mitsuhiro Kozuka. He said her relatives declined to release...
  • 115-year-old woman dies, was world's oldest person December 18, 2012

    Des Moines: A 115-year-old Iowa woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world's oldest person, her family said on Monday. Dina Manfredini, who lived at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, died on Monday morning, according to her granddaughter Lori Logli. Logli would not elaborate...
  • US: 116-yr-old woman, listed as 'world's oldest' dies December 5, 2012

    Monroe: The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his mother had been...
  • 101-year-old US woman is Facebook's oldest user August 29, 2012

    London: So you thought it was only the young who get hooked to Facebook? According to the social networking site, its oldest registered user is a 101-year-old US woman. Women over the age of 55 is the fastest growing demographic among the 955 million active Facebook users, The Telegraph reported. ...
  • World's oldest Ferrari, worth $ 8 mn, unveiled August 23, 2012

    London: The world's oldest Ferrari which won the 1947 Turin Grand Prix has been unveiled for the first time after restoration and is now believed to be worth a whopping $8 million. The 166 Spyder Corsa built by manufacturer Enzo Ferrari just after the World War II is believed to be...
  • Oldest marathoner Fauja Singh hangs up his boots April 23, 2012

    The Guiness Book of World Records has refused to list the 101-year-old as the oldest marathon runner as he does not have a birth certificate to prove his age. ...
  • UK's oldest couple to give advice on Twitter February 11, 2012

    London: A British couple who have been married for 76 years - the longest in the country - have now joined Twitter to speak about the secret of their remarkable romance. Lionel and Ellen Buxton from Dover, Kent, have invited users of the networking website to tweet them with their problems. The...
  • Last known WWI veteran Florence Green dies at 110 February 8, 2012

    London: Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died aged 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Women's Royal Air Force as a waitress at an air base in...
  • 99-yr-old seeks divorce for wife's 1940s affair! December 30, 2011

    London: An Italian couple could create a new record of becoming the world's oldest divorcees, with the 99-year-old husband moving a court after he found that his 96-year-old wife had an affair in the 1940s, a report said. The Italian man, identified by lawyers in the case only as Antonio C,...
  • Bhopal: India's 'oldest' man no more December 11, 2011

    Bhopal: Parasram Gurjar, a grand old man believed to be 125-year-old and the oldest man in India, died at his native village in Madhya Pradesh, family sources said on Sunday. Gurjar, who was the native of Talkesari village in Hoshangabad district, breathed his last on Saturday afternoon leaving behind his...
  • Marathon man Fauja does it again in Dubai November 8, 2011

    Dubai: The Guinness book might have refused to record his feat, but seemingly undeterred by the stumbling block, the world's oldest marathon runner Fauja Singh completed another 8 km run in Dubai and is now eyeing the San Francisco marathon. The 100-year-old Briton of Indian origin turned out to be a...
  • World's oldest person marks 115th birthday in US August 27, 2011

    Monroe: About 15 to 20 people celebrated the birthday of Besse Cooper, a US woman who is listed as the world's oldest person. Cooper turned 115 yesterday in Monroe, Georgia. Cooper was declared the world's oldest in January. In May, Guinness learned that Maria Gomes Valentin of Brazil was 48...
  • Saudi Arabia discovers ancient civilization August 25, 2011

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia is excavating a new archeological site that will show horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian peninsula, the country's antiquities expert said on Wednesday. The discovery of the civilization, named al-Maqar after the site's location, will challenge the theory that the domestication of...
  • Oldest fossils on Earth discovered August 22, 2011

    London: The Earth's oldest fossils that show convincing evidence of cells and bacteria living in an oxygen-free world over 3.4 billion years ago have been discovered. The discovery has been made by a team led by Dr David Wacey of the University of Western Australia and including Professor Martin Brasier...
  • Symbol in Syriac may be first question mark July 24, 2011

    London: What could be the world's earliest example of a question mark has been identified in Classical Syriac manuscripts dating from the 5th Century. The symbol, a double dot resembling the modern colon, is known as the "zagwa elaya," or "upper pair." Its function as a question mark was pinned down...