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Jeanne Calment was the oldest verified person in the world as of 2014, according to the New York Times. Calment died of natural causes at age 122 in 1997. More »

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According to an article published by the New York Post, a woman named Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is unofficially recognized as the oldest living human being in the world, living to the age of 127 as of August 31, 2014. He... More »

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As of 2014, the oldest person with a verifiable birth certificate on record is Jeanne Calment, a 122-year-old Frenchwoman who died in 1997. The oldest verified still-living person as of 2014 is Misao Okawa, a Japanese wo... More »

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Historians believe fire first appeared in the world approximately 1 million years ago when inhabitants of Africa created fires for cooking food. The use of fires remained within the confines of Africa's borders for appro... More »

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As of 2014, the oldest person with a verifiable birth certificate on record is Jeanne Calment, a 122-year-old Frenchwoman who died in 1997. The oldest verified still-living person as of 2014 is Misao Okawa, a Japanese wo... More »

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A list of the top five oldest dogs in the world is available at BiggestStuff.com. As of 2015, the oldest dog on record is Bella, a Labrador retriever born in 1979 who lived for 29 years and 193 days. Bluey, an Australian... More »

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The oldest toy in the world is the stick, according to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Since ancient times, children used sticks for batting items, throwing, playing with an animal or in creative play. Although the stick ... More »

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