Category Archives: Living organisms

Some Oldest Facts…

The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who died in 1939 at the age of 29.

The world’s longest-living cat. Granpa, who died on April 1, 1998, lived to be 34 years, two months and four hours. The previous record was 34 years and one day and had been set in 1957 by a tabby from England.

The oldest elephant ever known died in a zoo in Taiwan at the age of 86.

A dwarf mouse died one week shy of his fifth birthday.
In terms of an animal that normally lives two to two-and-a-half, occasionally three years, this guy was way out there,” says Andrzej Bartke, an SIUC physiologist and expert on aging who has been studying longevity in dwarf mice. It would be like a human living to be 180 to 200.

5 Animals That Have Disrupted A Cricket Match

1. 1889- A Pig stops play when it runs across the pitch (Worchestershire v Derbyshire) 
2. 1936- A Sparrow stops play when a ball hit it in midflight, and killed it. The Sparrow is currently on display at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. (MCC v Cambridge University)
3. 1957- A Hedgehog stops play when it runs onto the field. The fielding wicketkeeper carries it off the pitch. (Glouchester v Derbyshire)
4. 1957- A Mouse stops play. Its schoolboy owner runs onto the field to retrieve it with his hat. (Kent v Hampshire)
5. 1962- Bees stop play. Players evacuate the pitch and flee to the pavilion. (Oxford University v Worchestershire)
(p.115, Eastaway)

Oldest of the oldest!

The oldest known living individual organism was a plant, tree called “Prometheus”, the Great Basil Bristle-cone Pine (Pinus longaeva) from White Mountains, California. It was cut down in 1964 at the age of 4844 years!

The Sri Maha Bodhi, a specimen of Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) is an oldest known flowering plant, it is 2293 years old!

The oldest reported animal ever is a mollusk The Icelandic Cyprine (Arctica islandica), it’s maximum recorded lifespan is 374 years.

Mammal -Bowhead Whale is by unconfirmed sources claimed to live up to 245 years.

The oldest HUMAN was Jeanne Calment, French, who was 122 years and 164 days old when she died on August 4th, 1997.