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 » History Prehistory

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

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 » Sports & Active Lifestyle Athletes
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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 » History Prehistory

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 » World View Social Sciences Population & Demography

The New York Times is targeted at an urban audience and while a local paper, has readers throughout the country and around the world. In 2016 The New York Times had 9.32 million daily readers. More » Art & Literature Literature Magazines & Newspapers

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 » History Inventions