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

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
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