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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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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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The exact oldest country in the world is difficult to determine; however, three countries are typically listed as being among the oldest countries: China, Japan and San Marino. While many empires existed in ancient times... More »

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Greco-Roman wrestling is considered the oldest sport that is still practiced in the world today. This form of competitive sport dates back as far as 3000 B.C. More »

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The world's oldest car is the steam-powered De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Runabout. It was built in 1884 in France. 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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