Guinness World Records just made it official: the title of "Oldest Person Living (male)" on earth goes to Masazo Nonaka from Japan, who is currently 112 years and 259 days old (when you're that old, every day counts). He celebrated with a piece of cake, which he said was "tasty!" He credits his longevity to "soaking in hot springs and eating sweets," according to GWR.
The person who held the title of "Oldest Living Person Ever (male)" before Nonaka was Jiroemon Kimura, also Japanese, who died in 2013 at age 116 years 54 days.
The oldest person ever was Jeanne Louise Calment, from France, who died in 1997 at age 122 years 164 days.
Last year, the Oldest Living Person (female), Violet Brown from Jamaica, died at 117 years old. Guinness World Records is currently on the hunt for the new oldest living female to take the title.
It’s kind of remarkable that the Guinness Book of Records has managed to secure such a prominent place in our culture, considering it was literally invented to encourage people to argue over inane shit at the pub (particularly when drinking Guinness). But here I am, in the Year of Our Lord Blade Runner, tearfully cheering […]
Intel and Chinese tech firm Ehang UAV have been locked in a battle over the world record for largest drone lightshow, and Ehang recently took the lead with 1,374 drones as voxels. Here’s a behind-the-scenes of Intel’s worthy entry at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics: • EHang Egret’s 1374 drones dancing over the City Wall of […]
There must have been one helluva marketing meeting to come up with this PR stunt. “No one believes electric vehicles have pulling power!” “Let’s prove they do!” “With a 287,000 pound plane!” Silence. Six months later… On a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport, a Tesla Model X P100D with the greatest pulling power of any […]
Even in horrible economic times, a few simple rules hold unshakably true. And one of those rules is that if you possess an in-demand skill, you’ll always find work — and often, at a top market salary, to boot. If you understand Big Data and how to find order from the chaos of massive stockpiles […]
We live in a disposable era. If you can’t fix a broken item with a wrap of duct tape, there’s a very strong likelihood that its next destination is the trashcan. However, that probably leads to a trigger-finger death sentence for many household items that could be saved with just a bit more ingenuity. Before […]
Right tool for the right job. You probably heard a parent or grandparent say it at least once at some point. And it’s true in so many cases. If you spot a small tear in your living room curtains or near to hem a pair of pants, you can always use the good old fashioned […]