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  • World’s Oldest Man to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah 100 Years Late

    09/15/2016 5:47:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Jewish Forward ^ | September 14, 2016
    Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Israel, missed bar mitzvah because of World War IThe world’s oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, will celebrate his bar mitzvah. Kristal’s daughter, Shulimath Kristal Kuperstoch, told the DPA news agency that about 100 family members will gather in Kristal’s home city of Haifa in the coming weeks to mark the rite. “We will bless him, we will dance with him, we will be happy,” she said. Kristal had his birthday last week. He was recognized as the world’s oldest man in March. He missed his bar...
  • Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time

    07/14/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/14/16 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is showcasing for the first time the earliest writing from ancient Egypt found on papyrus, detailing work on the Great Pyramid of Giza, antiquities officials said Thursday. The papyri were discovered near Wadi el-Jarf port, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Gulf of Suez town of Zafarana, the antiquities ministry said. The find by a French-Egyptian team unearths papers telling of the daily lives of port workers who transported huge limestone blocks to Cairo during King Khufu's rule to build the Great Pyramid, intended to be his burial structure. One document...
  • Corduroy the Oregon house cat is named world's oldest at 26 (or 120 in cat years)

    08/14/2015 9:57:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | August 14, 2015 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    An Oregon house cat has been named the world's oldest at the ripe old age of 26. Corduroy, a long-haired tabby, has belonged to Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Oregon since he was just short of 7-years-old. "The secret has been allowing him to be a cat -- hunting and getting plenty of love!" Okura said in a release put out by Guinness World Records, who certified the record Thursday.
  • Amazingly, the earths water is really a miniscule amount

    05/15/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT · by central_va · 43 replies
    nasa.gov ^ | 5/15/12 | mother earth
    The blue ball represents all of the earths water. Not that much...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- All the Water on Planet Earth

    05/15/2012 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    NASA ^ | May 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The above illustration shows what would happen is all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball. The radius of this ball would be only about 700 kilometers, less than half the radius of the Earth's Moon, but slightly larger than Saturn's moon Rhea which, like many moons in our outer Solar System, is mostly water ice. How...
  • Volume of world's oldest water estimated

    12/18/2014 1:33:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 December 2014 Last updated at 20:25 ET | Rebecca, BBC
    The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report. The liquid, some of which is billions of years old, is found many kilometres beneath the ground. Researchers estimate there is about 11m cubic kilometres (2.5m cu miles) of it - more water than all the world's rivers, swamps and lakes put together. The study was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. It has also been published in the journal Nature. The team found that the water was reacting with the rock to release...
  • Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

    08/31/2014 3:52:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Aug 14 | Alastair Beach
    She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down. Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her latest milestone – becoming the oldest person who has ever lived. According to relatives and friends, the chocolate-loving Mexican marks her 127th birthday today. But there will not be any visits from officials at the Guinness Book of Records – she lost her birth certificate while moving house 40 years ago. Supposedly born on August 31, 1887 – the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee – she...
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • The World's Oldest Hate Metastasizes

    09/17/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/13 | Richard Baehr
    A review of Demonizing Israel and the Jews by Manfred Gerstenfeld, RVP Press, New York, 2013 In the six years 1939-1945, two thirds of Europe's 9 million Jews were executed by gunfire, starved to death, or incinerated in gas chambers during the Holocaust. While Nazi Germany was, of course the principal actor in this mass human slaughter, the Germans found many willing collaborators among the legions of Jew haters in countries they conquered, occupied, and recruited from for the slave labor and death camps. For a few decades after the end of the war, in part due to guilt for...
  • America's oldest veteran to spend quiet Memorial Day at Texas home (age 107)

    05/25/2013 3:03:24 PM PDT · by llevrok · 22 replies
    FoxNews,Com ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    For his 107th Memorial Day, Richard Arvine Overton, who saw many of his fellow soldiers fall in the line of duty in World War II and even more die over the following decades, is planning a quiet day at the Texas home he built after returning home from World War II. He wouldn’t want it any other way. Overton, who is believed to be the nation's oldest veteran, told FoxNews.com he’ll likely spend the day on the porch of his East Austin home with a cigar nestled in his right hand, perhaps with a cup of whiskey-stiffened coffee nearby. “I...
  • Oldest known impact crater found

    07/08/2012 11:37:26 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 15 replies
    Cardiff University ^ | Cardiff University
    A 100 kilometre-wide crater has been found in Greenland, the result of a massive asteroid or comet impact a billion years before any other known collision on Earth.
  • The oldest wag in Essex! British dog aged 24 takes world record title after ... -

    12/15/2011 9:00:06 AM PST · by algernonpj · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2011 | Emily Allen
    24-year-old dog called Pip has walked into the record books becoming the world's oldest canine after the previous record holder died. Pip - who is 170 in human years - took over the title after the death last week of 26-year-old Shiba mix Pusuke, from Japan. But rather than leading the easy life indoors by the fire, energetic terrier whippet cross Pip has jumped through hoops of fire, posted letters, sniffed out firearms and even met royalty during her long life. The highly-trained hound still performs with 18 other dogs with the Essex Dog Display Team. ... But despite her...
  • World's oldest living dog dies at 26 - the equivalent to more than 125 human years

    12/06/2011 1:44:43 PM PST · by algernonpj · 35 replies
    DailyMail ^ | December 6, 2011 | Anthony Bond
    The world's oldest living dog has died in Japan at the age of 26 - the equivalent to more than 125 human years. Pusuke, a male cross breed, died peacefully on Monday afternoon at Sakura in Tochigi prefecture. He was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in December last year as being the oldest living dog on the planet. . . . Pusuke was born in March 1985. The previous record was held by a 28-year-old beagle which died in the U.S. in 2003.
  • Astronomers Find Largest, Oldest Mass of Water in Universe

    07/22/2011 8:44:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/22/11
    Astronomers have discovered the largest and oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe — a gigantic, 12-billion-year-old cloud harboring 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth's oceans combined. The cloud of water vapor surrounds a supermassive black hole called a quasar located 12 billion light-years from Earth. The discovery shows that water has been prevalent in the universe for nearly its entire existence, researchers said. "Because the light we are seeing left this quasar more than 12 billion years ago, we are seeing water that was present only some 1.6 billion years after the beginning of...
  • Oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem discovered by Hebrew University

    07/12/2010 10:40:47 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ^ | July 12, 2010 | Unknown
    Jerusalem, July 11, 2010 -- A tiny clay fragment – dating from the 14th century B.C.E. – that was found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls contains the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem, say researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The find, believed to be part of a tablet from a royal archives, further testifies to the importance of Jerusalem as a major city in the Late Bronze Age, long before its conquest by King David, they say. The clay fragment was uncovered recently during sifting of fill excavated from beneath a 10th century B.C.E. tower...
  • Oldest Illustrated Christian Manuscript in Ethiopia?

    07/05/2010 7:06:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2010 | Anchoress
    Exciting news from one of Christianity’s earliest seats, and the UK Daily Mail: The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery.The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said to have copied them out in just one day.Beautifully illustrated, the colours are still vivid and thanks to the Ethiopian Heritage Fund have been conserved. The survival of the Gospels is incredible considering the country has been under Muslim invasion, Italian invasion and a fire...
  • John Finn dies at 100; oldest surviving Medal of Honor recipient (LAST of those @ Pearl Harbor)

    05/29/2010 8:21:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 587+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 5/28/10 | Tony Perry
    <p>The retired Navy officer was the only one still alive among those who were awarded the medal for actions during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941.</p> <p>Reporting from San Diego — Retired Navy officer John Finn, who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Japanese attack on military installations in Hawaii that plunged the United States into World War II, died Thursday at the Veterans Home of California in Chula Vista.</p>
  • World's oldest plant is 13,000-year-old oak that survives by cloning itself.

    12/23/2009 7:12:57 AM PST · by granite · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:21 PM on 23rd December 2009 | By Claire Bates
    A plant that started life during the last Ice Age is still going strong in the arid scrublands of California, scientists revealed today. Researchers believe the Jurupa Oak has been around for 13,000 years, making it the oldest living plant in the world. The oak is made up of a community of cloned bushes and scientists believe it has managed to survive the extreme effects of climate change by regenerating.
  • 114-year-old NH woman becomes oldest American (loves Boston Red Sox, Hershey's Kisses and ice cream)

    09/13/2009 12:48:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,315+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/09 | AP
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. – A 114-year-old New Hampshire woman who loves the Boston Red Sox, Hershey's Kisses and ice cream is believed to be the oldest American.</p> <p>Mary Josephine Ray secured the title of the oldest person in the US after the death of Gertrude Baines on Friday in Los Angeles.</p>
  • Official: World's oldest man dies at 113

    06/19/2009 4:29:32 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 14 replies · 817+ views
    TOKYO – Tomoji Tanabe, the world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan on Friday, a city official said. He was 113. "He died peacefully. His family members were with him," said Junko Nakao, a city official in Miyakonojo on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Tanabe died of heart failure, she said. Tanabe, who was born on Sept. 18, 1895, had eight children — five sons and three daughters. The former city land surveyor also had 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, according to a statement from Miyakonojo city. He was certified by the...