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Oldest Olympic Champion

    How old is old enough to hang your boots ? Or, shall I say, “Hang your gun!!” ? The oldest ever Olympian is Oscar Swahn of Sweden. He was 72 years, 281 days old when he competed


  Age is no barrier: Eighty-year-old Yuichiro Miura faces the summit of Mount Everest on his way to becoming the oldest person ever to climb the world’s highest mountain. The oldest man to climb Mount Everest is


The oldest man to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is Richard Byerley (USA, b. 26 Mar 1927), who reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, aged 84 years 71 days, on 6 October 2011. The farmer from Washington, USA,

World’s Oldest Hotel

The record of being the World’s Oldest Hotel has been achieved by Hōshi Ryokan from Komatsu, Japan. Hōshi is the world’s oldest hotel and is owned and run by the same family for 46 generations so far.Its

World’s Oldest Musical Instrument

An ancient bone flute, estimated to be about 40,000—82,000 years old, is the World’s Oldest Musical Instrument and was found by Dr Ivan Turk (Slovenia), a palaeontologist at the Slovenian Academy of Science at a Neanderthal campsite in Ljubljana,

worlds oldest living person

Misao Okawa  sometimes romanized as Misawo Okawa, born 5 March 1898) is a Japanese supercentenarian who is, at the age of 115 years, 136 days as on 19 july 2013, the worlds oldest living person since the death of 116-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura on 12 June 2013. She has

World’s Oldest Currency

The pound sterling is the world’s oldest currency still in use.The pound is a unit of currency. The pound, which finds its origin in England, historically referred to the worth of a quantity of silver weighing one pound. The

Oldest Monument in the World

Megalithic Temples of Malta These free-standing structures were all used as religious temples, and are the oldest of their kind in the world, constructed between 3,500-2,500BC, also over 5,500 years ago.Seven megalithic temples are found on the


The world’s oldest working computer machine is a 61-year-old  Harwell Dekatron ,with a size of an average SUV  and weight to match .It takes around 10 seconds of calculation per two digits specifications  in full: Power Consumption: 1.5kW Size: