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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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The oldest cat on record was named Creme Puff who lived to be 38 years and 3 days old, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Creme Puff was born on August 3, 1967, and died on August 6, 2005. More »

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As of June 24, 2014, Faryd Mondragón was the oldest World Cup soccer player ever, having played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the age of 43 years and three days. He surpassed Roger Milla, who previously held the record f... 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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Joyce Meyer is a Bible teacher and New York Times best-selling author of over 100 books who runs the Joyce Meyer Ministries, which gives conferences and seminars throughout the world. Additionally, Meyer hosts the TV and... More »

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The phonograph changed society in much the same way that the first musical notation or the invention of the metronome changed the way musical tempo was measured and written; it provided a mechanical means of spreading mu... More »

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