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.
A huge man known for wearing a big yellow cap, he dominated Victorian-era cricket, scoring 54,896 runs, registering 126 centuries and taking 2,876 wickets. And he was a physician… William Gilbert Grace
Cricket legend Donald Bradman scored 6,996 runs in Test matches, including 29 centuries, for Australia.
In 1994, Brian Lara (Trinidad and Tobago) set the cricket innings record for a Test batsman, when he scored 375 in 12 hr. 48 min., playing for the West Indies against England.
Sri Lanka set a record in Test cricket in 1997, when it scored 952 against India’s 6!
In the 1760s, John Joseph Merlin demonstrated this invention of his while playing the violin at a masquerade ball. Unfortunately, he crashed into an expensive mirror, destroying it and nearly himself. He had invented roller skates
Found at Rangali Island in the Maldives, there is something unusual about a restaurant called Ithaa…
It’s the first underwater restaurant!
The Nobel Foundations lists Nobel Prize winners by country, even if they decline the prize. Based on this list, France has been home to the most Nobel literature laureates.
According to the Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice 1998-2000 the country with the highest crime rate was Dominica with 113.822 crimes per 1000 people, second was New Zealand (105.881 crimes per 1000 people) and third was Finland (101.526 crimes per 1000 people). The lowest crime rate of all the countries was in Yemen, 1.1609 crimes per 1000 people.
However the report also notes that this statistics are better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.(!!!)
Finland is the less corrupted country in the world, and New Zealand comes right after it…
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.