Tag: oldest

Oldest Living Cat ‘Flossie’ Earns Guinness World Record at 26, Which Is Equal to 120 Human Years

An almost 27-year-old senior cat from the UK has earned herself a Guinness World Record as the “Oldest Living Cat,” for her esteemed age, which is equivalent to 120 human years. Flossie lives with her adoptive owner in London, England. The senior feline was 26 years and 316 days old as of Nov. 10, the…


Meet the World’s Oldest Living Land Animal, Jonathan the Tortoise Who Is 190 Years Old

The world’s oldest living land animal on record, a tortoise named Jonathan who resides on St. Helena island, is celebrating his 190th birthday and has gained a new world record title. “His official record title is oldest chelonian, a category which encompasses all turtles, terrapins, and tortoises,” Guinness World Records shared on Facebook. Jonathan (left)…


‘I Truly Love What I Do’: World’s Oldest Practicing Doctor Turns 100 but Won’t Retire

A 100-year-old neurologist, with a Guinness World Records title for being the world’s oldest practicing doctor, shows no signs of wanting to retire. “The challenge of thinking through a case and getting to help patients, as well as teaching the next generation of neurologists, never gets old,” Dr. Howard Tucker of Cleveland, Ohio, told Guinness World Records….


World’s Oldest Webcam Is Still Operational at San Francisco State University—It Predates Even the Internet

The world’s oldest operational webcam is still watching over San Francisco State University campus after 28 years. FogCam was set up in 1994, long before the internet. It was developed by San Francisco State University students Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong as a class project. The students called it ‘FogCam’ because of the foggy view…


83-Year-Old Japanese Man Becomes Oldest Person to Sail Across Pacific Solo, Boats From San Fran to Japan

An 83-year-old Japanese adventurer returned home June 4 after successfully completing his solo, nonstop voyage across the Pacific, becoming the oldest person to make the journey. He says he is still “in the middle of [his] youth” and not done yet. Kenichi Horie arrived in the Kii Strait off Japan’s western coast, completing his trans-Pacific…


100-Year-Old Man in Brazil Breaks World Record for ‘Longest Career in the Same Company,’ Shares Life Lesson:

As folks working lifetime jobs goes the way of the dinosaurs, one man in Brazil — who just turned 100 — recently claimed the world record for the “longest career in the same company.” Walter Orthmann has been working at ReneauxView in Santa Catarina state for 84 years and 9 days, Guinness World Records verified on Jan. 6, 2022. His…


100-Year-Old Man Breaks World Record for ‘Longest Career in the Same Company,’ Shares Life Lesson:

As folks working lifetime job tenures go the way of the dinosaurs, one man in Brazil — who just turned 100 — recently claimed the world record for the “longest career in the same company.” Walter Orthmann has been working at ReneauxView in Santa Catarina state for 84 years and 9 days, Guinness World Records verified on Jan. 6, 2022….


Meet Methuselah, the Oldest Living Aquarium Fish

SAN FRANCISCO—Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world. In the Bible, Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather and was said to have lived to be 969 years old. Methuselah the fish is not quite that ancient, but biologists…


Rallying: Loeb Becomes Oldest WRC Winner After Monte Carlo Drama

France’s Sebastien Loeb won the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally on Sunday to become, at 47, the oldest driver to win a round of the world championship. The nine-times world champion, driving for M-Sport Ford in his first rally since 2020 after retiring from full-time competition in 2012, took a record-equalling eighth career Monte Carlo victory…


America’s Oldest WWII Vet Celebrates 112th Birthday—Advises: ‘Serve God and Be Nice to People’

The oldest known WWII veteran, Lawrence Brooks, was honored at his home with a Jeep parade, cake, and performances from Victory Belles trio, as well as local New Orleans musicians earlier this week. Sitting on his porch outside, the New Orleans native celebrated his 112th birthday with well-wishers on Sept. 12—amidst recovery efforts in the wake of…