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LONGEST CAREER AS - WORLD RECORDS

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  LONGEST CAREER AS... A motor racing driver As of 29 Oct 2017, Alan Baillie (UK, b. 17 Jan 1937) had been motor racing for 55 years 135 days. His first race was in an Austin-Healey at Nottingham Sports Car Club’s 10th Annual Motor Race Meeting at Silverstone, UK, on 16 Jun 1962. He has raced every year since then. A comics artist Al Jaffee (USA) had worked for 73 years 3 months from the first publication of his artwork in Joker Comics in Dec 1942 through to the Apr 2016 issue of MAD magazine. An airline mechanic As of 17 Jul 2017, Azriel “Al” Blackman (USA, b. Aug 1925) had worked for American Airlines for exactly 75 years. He was 91 years old at the time, just a month shy of his 92nd birthday. OLDEST… Radio talk-show host (living) Walter Bingham (ISR, b. 5 Jan 1924) was aged 94 years 116 days as of 1 May 2018. He presents two programs – Walter’s World on Israel National News and The Walter Bingham File on Israel News Talk Radio – both of which are broadcast from Jerus

OLDEST PEOPLE - WORLD RECORDS

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OLDEST PEOPLE Oldest living person (male) Masazō Nonaka (JPN, b. 25 Jul 1905) was 112 years and 282 days old as of 3 May 2018. A resident of Ashoro in Hokkaido, Japan, he is one of 67,800 centenarians in Japan. Masazō puts his longevity down to soaking in thermal baths (his family owns a hot-springs inn) and eating sweets. The record for oldest living woman – and person – is pending approval. According to the Gerontology Research Group (see table below), Japan’s Chiyo Miyako (b. 2 May 1901) was aged 117 years 1 day old as of 3 May 2018, and the most likely contender for the title at the time of going to press.   TOP 10 OLDEST LIVING PEOPLE This information is taken from  GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2019-9

SIZE MATTERS - WORLD RECORDS

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SIZE MATTERS   Tallest teenager ever Robert Wadlow   By the age of 17, Robert Wadlow (USA, 1918–40) had grown to a height of 245 cm (8 ft 0.5 in). Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA, 1918–40) was found to be 272 cm (8 ft 11.1 in) tall when last measured on 27 Jun 1940. He remains the tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence.   The tallest teenager ever (female)   Anna Haining Swan (CAN, 1846–88), whose height peaked at 241.3 cm (7 ft 11 in) when she was 17. On 17 Jun 1871, Anna married Martin van Buren Bates, who stood 236.22 cm (7 ft 9 in) tall.   Largest hands on a teenager   The right hand belonging to Mathu-Andrew Budge (UK, b. 28 Dec 2001) is 22.5 cm (8.85 in) long from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger, while his left is 22.2 cm (8.74 in). He was measured on 13 Feb 2018 in London, UK, aged 16 years 47 days. Mathu-Andrew also has the largest feet of a teenager (male). His left foot is 32.95 cm (12.97 in) long, and his right is

Unknown Facts by knewthis.com

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Unknown Facts by KnewThis.com # Paris Hilton was banned from her parent's own casino Paris Hilton was put on her own parents' Casino Black List and was banned from returning to their casino after losing her new Bentley in a high-stakes poker game.   In April 2006 Paris Hilton brought her $175,000, Bentley, into a poker game and lost it. Her parents banned her from the casino named after her and demanded that she would get help for her gambling problems.   # Sloth poop once a week Questions are asked quite often and the answer is remarkable; Only once a week! That’s right, a sloth only comes down from his tree once a week and urinates and defecates on the ground. They dig a hole and cover it up afterward. Sloths only move when they really have to and even when they do move, they do it as slowly as possible. Sloths are considered to be among the most somnolent animals and sleep 15 to 18 hours a day. # Spiders have brains in their feet Spiders have brains in th

5 Interesting Thanksgiving Turkey facts by knewthis.com

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5 Interesting Thanksgiving Turkey facts After the 5 Interesting Thanksgiving facts, it now is time for 5 interesting turkey facts   Interesting Turkey fact #1: Turkey at Thanksgiving 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.   Interesting Turkey fact #2: 280 million turkeys at Thanksgiving About 280 million turkeys are sold each year for Thanksgiving. This is about 7 billion pounds of turkey and $3 billion dollars worth of sales!   Interesting Turkey fact #3: Cranberries About 20% of all cranberries that are consumed in the US each year are eaten on Thanksgiving with Turkeys! Interesting Turkey fact #4: Why Turkeys are called Turkeys The name Turkey comes from the Ottomans who imported “turkey fowls” In the 16th century, when North American turkeys were first introduced in-mass to Europe, another bird was popularly imported throughout Europe and England -> the guinea fowl. This guinea fowl was imported from Madagascar via the Ottoman Empire. The mercha

5 Interesting Thanksgiving Facts by knewthis.com

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5 Interesting Thanksgiving Facts Interesting Thanksgiving Fact #1: Mary had a little lamb The author of “Mary had a little lamb” was largely responsible for the establishment of the national Thanksgiving Holiday. Sarah Josepha Hale, one of the great women in American history, campaigned for nearly 20 years to get Thanksgiving made a national holiday. During her campaign, she continually lobbied various congressmen, wrote annual editorials on the subject, wrote annual letters to every governor in the United States, and sent a steady stream of letters to the U.S. President as well. Finally, she was able to convince Abraham Lincoln that it would be a good idea to help unify the country once the civil war ended. Her final letter to Lincoln on the subject was mailed on September 28th, 1863. After reading it and thinking it over, Lincoln decided to declare the last Thursday of November to be the national Thanksgiving holiday.   Interesting Thanksgiving fact #2: Thanksgiving is a

Top 10 crazy funny Kim Jong 2 facts knewthis.com

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Top 10 crazy funny Kim Jong 2 facts Kim Jung 2 was not only a master of propaganda, but he also had some strange habits and suffers from insecurity, delusion and severe OCD. Here are 10 interesting funny facts about Kim Jong 2. These facts are a mixture of propaganda facts (first 5 facts) and 5 real confirmed facts.   Kim Jong 2 crazy funny Propaganda fact #1 – Supernatural birth If we have to believe the official North Korean historical literature, then Kim Jong 2 was born in a cabin inside a secret base which was situated on Mt. Paekdu, the most sacred mountain in North Korea. The story tells that at the time of his birth, a shiny bright star lit up the sky, the seasons spontaneously changed from winter to spring, and rainbows appeared out of nowhere. Of course, this contradicts the facts we know from Western accounts of his birth. According to these accounts Kim Jong 2 was born in a guerilla camp somewhere in Russia, where his father was on the run from the Japanese.