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  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man 28-02-2014 05:59 PM

    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...
  • World's oldest living man residing in Korba? 18-02-2014 11:51 PM

    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 17-02-2014 03:00 PM

    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. 68-year-old Ramakrishna Manja, who is the eighth among the siblings, said Sunday he has approached the...
  • World's oldest man dies at 112 in New York 15-09-2013 12:42 PM

    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,...
  • 80-year-old Japanese is the oldest to scale Everest 23-05-2013 02:45 PM

    Kathmandu: An 80-year-old 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...
  • World's oldest woman dies at 115 13-01-2013 12:47 PM

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  • 99-yr-old seeks divorce for wife's 1940s affair! 30-12-2011 01:06 PM

    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...
  • Bhopal: India's 'oldest' man no more 11-12-2011 10:12 PM

    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 08-11-2011 03:52 PM

    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...
  • World's oldest person marks 115th birthday in US 27-08-2011 12:16 PM

    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 25-08-2011 12:27 PM

    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 22-08-2011 12:45 PM

    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 24-07-2011 08:05 PM

    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...
  • The world's oldest person dies in Brazil 22-06-2011 09:07 AM

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday, just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to a woman in the United States. Maria Gomes Valentim died of multiple organ failure, said Helerson Lima, a spokesman for...
  • World's oldest man dies aged 114 16-04-2011 05:29 PM

    London: The world's oldest man has died of an undisclosed illness at the age of 114 at his home in Montana, US. Walter Breuning was awarded the title of the oldest man by the Guinness Book of World Records after Briton Harry Allingham died in July 2009, according to The...
  • World's oldest wedding cake turns 113 15-02-2011 10:52 AM

    London: A wedding cake, baked in 1898 when Queen Victoria was ruling from the British throne, is still moist, making it the world's oldest at 113 years. Though the icing has turned brown and the cake cracked due to a bomb blast during World War II, tests have shown the...
  • Age no bar: Britain's oldest dad at 72? 07-02-2011 10:25 AM

    London: A 72-year-old man has reportedly become Britain's oldest dad after his wife, 30 years younger to him, gave birth to a baby girl. Ian McMean has become the father of Kate after his wife Claire gave birth at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. Kate is Ian's fourth child -- with...
  • World's oldest woman dies at 115 in Texas 01-02-2011 03:54 PM

    New York: The world's oldest woman has died in Texas aged 115, the US media reported. Eunice Sanborn, who held the title of world's oldest person for less than three months after the death of Eugenie Blanchard, a nun from the French West Indies in November 2010, died yesterday morning,...
  • Oldest living African-American dies at 113 15-01-2011 02:46 PM

    Shreveport, Louisiana: A Louisiana woman believed to have been the oldest living African-American and one of the last children of US slaves has died at age 113. Mississippi Winn, an upbeat former domestic worker known as "Sweetie," died yesterday afternoon at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, said Milton Carroll, an investigator...
  • Archeologists find 6000-years-old wine press 11-01-2011 11:32 AM

    Washington: Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia. The excavation paints a picture of a complex society where mourners tasted a special vintage made at a caveside cemetery,...
  • Nalanda: India's oldest university being revived 05-01-2011 11:09 AM

    Chennai: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday said restoring Bihar's Nalanda University - the world's oldest - was a difficult task, but progress was being made. "The university is being re-started right now, and since I happen to have the diffcult task of chairing its interim governing body, I am finding...
  • 100-year-old Indian freedom fighter pursues PhD 18-10-2010 11:36 AM

    Gauhati: Indian freedom fighter Bholaram Das marked his 100th birthday this weekend by announcing he was going back to school. Das has enrolled in a PhD program at Gauhati University in Assam - making him perhaps the oldest university student in this country of 1 billion. "In my 100 years,...
  • Puja fervour at one of Kolkata's oldest pandals 15-10-2010 10:03 AM

    Kolkata: It's ashtami today -- the biggest and the most celebrated day of the pujas. While a lot of new pandals mushroom every year, there are some centuries-old traditional pandals also. Here’s the story. It was the year 1773 and Jagat Ram Mukherjee's daughter came back from her maternal uncle's...