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Meet Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger

From Mental Floss –

There’s no age limit for enjoying the outdoors, switching careers, or speaking out against injustice—and Betty Reid Soskin is living proof. As Travel + Leisure reports, the 96-year-old California resident is the nation’s oldest active national park ranger, a late-in-life vocation she embarked on just over a decade ago.

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List Of The World’s Oldest Buildings

According to wikipedia –

This article lists the oldest free-standing buildings constructed in the world, including on each of the continents and within each country. “Building” is defined as any human-made structure used or interface for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy.

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Scientists Discover Oldest Living Animal (and kill it)

MingClam260x320CBS News reports –

A group of researchers working in Iceland in 2006 discovered a really old clam. They wanted to figure out just how old it could be, so they decided to open it up and count the growth rings along the clam’s hinge ligament. They got their answer — and it was shocking. They said the clam was 405 years old. They’d found the oldest living animal in the world (excluding primitive metozoans). Only, it wasn’t living anymore, because opening it up had killed the clam. And little did they know, their measurement was wrong. Ming the clam was an entire century older than they first calculated. They recently measured again. And now they say it was actually 507 years old.

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Oldest Family – 9 Siblings Average 90+ Years

According to GuinnessWorldRecords –

A family from Sardinia, Italy have set a new world record for longevity, taking the title for the highest combined age for nine living siblings. The three brothers and six sisters from the Melis family had a collective age of 818 years and 205 days verified by Guinness World Records on June 1st. The eldest of the siblings, who have become local legends in their village of Perdasdefogu, is Consolata, who turns 105 years tomorrow. Consolata is followed by 99-year-old Claudina, who was seen Sunday in the front row at morning Mass in the local church of St. Peter. Next is Maria (not pictured), at 97; Antonio at 93; Concetta aged 91; followed by 89-year-old Adolfo who still works in a local bar. Other siblings include Vitalio, 81, Fida, 80, and finally the baby of the bunch, 78-year-old Mafalda, who lives in Cagliari with Vitalio.

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Chuck Yeager Still Flying at 89

Yesterday, Gizmodo reported –

This is unforgivable. With all the hoopla about yesterday’s crazy supersonic space jump, we didn’t celebrate yesterday’s 65th anniversary of the first man to go faster than the speed of sound, a true American hero: the now retired Brigadier General Chuck Yeager. But yesterday, as Baumgartner was jumping 24 miles up in the sky, Yeager didn’t forget about his amazing adventure. He went to the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and jumped in the cockpit of an F-15 to fly faster than the speed of sound, just like the good old times. He is 89 years old now.

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