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The world’s oldest person is a French nun who enjoys chocolate and wine

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Paris A 118-year-old nun living in a nursing home in southern France has become the world's oldest living person, according to the Guinness World Records. Sister André is also the world's oldest living nun and the o...

World’s oldest person, Kane Tanaka, dies in Japan aged 119

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Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest person, has died in Japan aged 119, according to a statement released by the country's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Tanaka, who was born on January 2, 1903, died on April 19...

The oldest known gorilla in the world just turned 65

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Fatou, a western lowland gorilla believed to be the oldest in the world, just celebrated her 65th birthday at the Berlin Zoo. "Our Gorilla lady is celebrating her 65th birthday today, making her the oldest Gorilla i...

World’s oldest tennis player chooses to stay in Ukraine as Russia invades

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Stanislavskyi, a 97-year-old amateur tennis player, told Reuters he’s hoping to survive long enough to hit triple digits and said there was no real reason for war in the 21st century. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVER...

‘I hope I live to reach 100’: World’s oldest tennis player staying put in Ukraine war zone

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(Reuters)Four months after 97-year-old amateur Leonid Stanislavskyi's dreams came true when he played with 21-times Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal, the Ukrainian is enduring his worst nightmare in Kharkiv as Russian...

Dinosaur fossil discovery may be the oldest stegosaur ever found

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Fossils have led researchers to a previously unknown species of armor...

France’s Johan Clarey becomes oldest man to win Olympic medal in Alpine skiing

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The Frenchman, who turned 41 last month, became the oldest man to win an Olympic medal in Alpine skiing when he claimed a silver behind Beat Feuz of Switzerland in the downhill at the Beijing Games on Monday. LIVE UP...

World’s oldest living aquarium fish acts like a ‘puppy’

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A fish in San Francisco is considered to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world. Not only is the fish unique for its age, but it’s part of a species that’s considered to be an evolutionary link between land ...

Ozzie, the world’s oldest male gorilla, has died at Zoo Atlanta

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Ozzie, the world's oldest male gorilla and the third-oldest gorilla in the world, died Tuesday at Zoo Atlanta, the facility announced. He was 61. The 350-pound western lowland gorilla's cause of death is not yet kno...

Mariah Bell becomes the oldest US women’s figure skating national champion in 95 years

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It's been a long wait for 25-year-old Mariah Bell. For the first time in the nine years she's been a senior competitor, Bell has won the US women's figure skating national title following the conclusion of the women...

The oldest known US WWII veteran dies at 112

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The oldest known living US World War II veteran died Wednesday at 112, the National WWII Museum said. Lawrence Brooks was drafted into the US Army at 31 and spent World War II in the predominantly African American 9...

Oldest WWII veteran in US dies at 112

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The National WWII Museum confirmed Brooks’ death and announced it to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 5. "He was a dear friend, who celebrated his birthday with us every year starting in 2014, when he was just a spry 10...

Gary Sinise pays tribute to oldest WWII veteran Lawrence Brooks following his death: ‘An American hero’

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Sinise took to his Twitter account with a reaction to Brooks' death. "An American hero passed away this morning. Lawrence Brooks, the oldest living WWII vet at 112 years old. Here we are at National WWII Museum in Ne...

Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest living person, turns 119

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Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest living person, turned 119 years old on Sunday, according to a Twitter post published by her great-granddaughter, Junko Tanaka. "Great achievement. (Kane Tanaka) reached 119 years of a...

World’s oldest family tree reconstructed from Stone Age tomb

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The oldest family tree in the world has been reconstructed through the analysis of ancient DNA taken from a Stone Age tomb in Britain, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers extracted DNA from the...

Meet the 70-year-old who is believed to be the oldest woman to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan

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Dierdre Wolownick dreamed of watching the sunset from the top of Yosemite National Park's famous El Capitan rock formation in California. She wanted to feel the fierce wind blow through her hair, followed by an eve...

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