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This is Jeanne Calment. She passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85, and was still riding a bicycle at 100. At 113 she was known as the last living person to have personally met Vincent Van Gogh! She lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115. Lets all raise a glass for Jeanne Calment :) for living one of the longest lifetimes in documented history.

Jeanne Calment passed away at 122 years and 164 days old! She learned to fence at 85 and rode a bike at She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost An amazing and well documented life-Wikipedia her!

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The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.

6 thousand years old grave in Iran.

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran redskiesandbutterflies: 6000 year old kiss. this is my favorite omg i can’t this is so beautiful. love this

Walt Disney y su hermana

Walt Disney and his sister Ruth, circa He was the creator of Mickey Mouse and other cartoon characters. He and his brother Roy opened Disneyland in Anaheim, CA on July

Shrek is inspired by a real person, Maurice Tillet, a professional wrestler.

Photographed by Irving Penn, Elvie saw a signed vintage silver print of this 2014 for Euro. all you Shrek fans! Professional wrestler Maurice Tillet, aka The French Angel, was the inspiration for Shrek’s character design.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO!

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

Fotos de niños antigüos con sus madres tapadas

‘This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image.’ - The Hidden Mother O__O creepy

Mound Builders and the Giants of Ancient America

Mound Builders and the Giants of Ancient America

18 Giant Skeletons And Pyramids Found In Wisconsin-Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May

Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.

The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Juliane Koepcke, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and.

Sharbat had never seen her famous portrait before it was shown to her in January 2002.

The Afghan Girl

The 'Afghan Girl'. Her Iconic Photo Appeared On The Cover Of National Geographic In Her Piercing Sea-Green Eyes - Became A Symbol Both Of The Afghan Conflict & Of The Refugee Situation Worldwide. She Was Finally Found & Rephotographed In

Lina Medina : youngest mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days.

Lina Medina is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days. From a remote village in Peru, in 1939

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

May Pierstorff became the only child in history to be mailed.  In 1914 the parents of 4-year-old May Pierstorff needed to send their daughter to stay with her grandmother in Idaho, 100 miles away. The couple took the little girl to the post office and told the clerk they wanted to mail their daughter.  The clerk thought they were crazy, but finding no policy, rule, or law against it, he accommodated the family.

TIL after the USPS began offering parcel post, numerous poor families used the service to mail their children to relatives. One girl was mailed to her grandmother 73 miles away for just 53 cents.

Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa Blazeh with Rosa's son, 1910. They lived from…

The Worldwide Celebration Day for Siamese Twins is 6th of May

Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa Blazeh with Rosa's son, They lived from I don't know of any other conjoined twin giving birth. How does this even happen? So strange to think that a sister would lay next to a sister with her husband during intimacy.

“Hunterian Museum : London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late 1780s.”

*INDIA ~ Hunterian Museum: London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late

Nancy Wake - the White Mouse - Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis - Europe - World - The Independent

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

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