According to his 15th son Khan Mohammad, Khudai, believed to bethe oldest man in Afghanistan, had married four times and left behind 40 children and 200 grandsons.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Friday, January 25, 2008
A 100 year old man is being paid $100 per day to be a human subject of conceptual art.
In Yazoo City, Mississippi, Walter Carter has been featured in works by New York-based African-American artist Ralph Lemon.
She worked with a linguist to compile an Eyak dictionary and grammar.
Undoubtedly there is a need to provide a record of the Eyak language in digital form on the internet.
There are 7,000 unique languages spoken on this planet. One language is lost every two weeks. Now another human language and part of a culture are gone.
A recent movie, The Linuists, describes the relevance of this, as well as the pursuit of some lesser known languages.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Ruby Dee, 83, is the second oldest Oscar nominee for acting ever. Gloria Stuart, nominated for “Titanic” in 1998, was 87 at the time of her nomination. If Dee wins, she becomes the oldest Oscar winner for acting ever. There’s an age difference of 70 years between her and fellow supporting actress nominee Saoirse Ronan, 13.
Hal Holbrook, meanwhile, is the oldest male actor ever nominated. (He's 82).
Monday, January 21, 2008
Anthony Mancinelli, a 96 year old New Yorker, has been declared the oldest barber in the world. He's been a barber for 83 years. Finally, the crazy Guinness World Records has sent Mancinelli a certificate.
Friday, January 18, 2008
This calculator is easy to use. For me who tries to live the "good" life, it has preselected most of the right options - no smoker, constant weight, good diet, etc. But be prepared with your blood pressure and cholesterol level. Also, if you are a man, you'll have to tell it honestly if you have regular proctoscopic examinations. On the negative side, it doesn't ask you marital status or whether you are under stress. Marriage is supposed to be good for you, while stress may not.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Hryhoriy Nestor was the oldest person in the world until his death in December. The Ukrainian was 116 and could be considered one of the oldest people ever, but unfortunately he is not on any official longevity lists.
The world's official oldest living person is currently Edna Parker of Indiana, who turned 114 in April.