Nov 192015
 
Edythe Kirchmaier, world's oldest Facebook user, dies at the age of 107

A Santa Barbara woman known for her devotion to charity work and her profile on Facebook has died at the age of 107. Edythe Kirchmaier gained fame late in life by becoming the world’s oldest Facebook user. She signed up for the social media site on her 105th birthday. Kirchmaier died on Saturday. Kirchmaier passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Sep 032015
 
World’s oldest known Jewish person, Goldie Steinberg, dies at the age of 114

The world’s oldest known Jewish person, Goldie Steinberg, from New York City, has died at the age of 114. According to Chabad.org, Steinberg died at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach. She was two months away from her 115th birthday. Steinberg was born in 1900, one of eight siblings. As a child, she survived the 1903 Kishinev pogrom, in what is now Moldova, in which 49 Jews died and 500 were injured over two days. In 1923, her family immigrated to the […]

Jul 102015
 
Sakari Momoi, the world’s oldest living man, dies at 112

Sakari Momoi, the world’s oldest living man, died at 112 from kidney failure at a Tokyo nursing home, Saitama city official Aya Kato said Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. A former high school principal who loved Chinese poetry, he has said in the past that sleep was his secret to long life. The title of world’s oldest living man would now go to another 112-year-old Japanese man, Yasutaro Koide, according to the most recent chart tracking super-centenarians compiled by the Gerontology Research Group. Contributed By […]

List of 6 famous Indians who died in air crashes

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Nov 012014
 
List of 6 famous Indians who died in air crashes

Flights are scrutinized, investigated and monitored by well trained professionals before they take off, making it one of the fastest and safest forms of transportation available in modern times. It is said travelling by air is much safer than traveling by train or on roads. Unfortunately, things go wrong as they are bound to and accidents do happen. Many Indians have lost their lives in air crashes; some to due unavoidable accidents, some due to human blunders and some because of negligence. Many of those […]

Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest man, dies at 111

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Jun 152014
 
Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest man, dies at 111

Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest man, died Sunday in his New York City home at 111. Imich, a chemist and Polish immigrant, was born in 1903. Imich reflected on his life in an interview with The New York Times in May. He and his wife escaped the Holocaust, but lost many of their family members. In the 1950s, the couple immigrated to the United States. In the interview, Imich credited his longevity to not having children and his athletic nature. “I was a gymnast,” he […]

Tsugaru, world’s oldest camel in captivity dies at the age of 38

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Jun 092014
 
Tsugaru, world’s oldest camel in captivity dies at the age of 38

Tsugaru, believed to be the world’s oldest camel in captivity, died at the estimated age of 38, the Nogeyama Zoo in Yokohama said. According to the municipal zoo, Tsugaru’s health deteriorated, after which the zoo conducted blood tests, administered intravenous drips and took other steps to help her. However, her death was confirmed Friday night. Tsugaru, a popular animal that helped boost the number of visitors to the zoo, had suffered from arthritis for more than 10 years, making it difficult for her to stand. […]

Take a Look! World’s 5 Long-Lived Individual Animals

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Feb 072014
 
Take a Look! World’s 5 Long-Lived Individual Animals

The world’s oldest flamingo flew to that great big aviary in the sky last week. Greater, as it was known, was the most famous flamingo in Australia’s Adelaide Zoo when it was put to sleep at age 83. The bird was suffering from severe arthritis and was nearly blind; zookeepers decided that putting Greater down was the most humane thing they could do. Most of us are impressed when our pets live merely into the low double digits. But there are creatures out there that […]

‘World’s oldest’ man, Mubarak Rahmani dies at the age of 130 years

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Jan 222014
 
'World's oldest' man, Mubarak Rahmani dies at the age of 130 years

An Algerian man believed to be the world’s oldest person died at the age of 130 years in hospital in the North African Arab country after he was admitted two years ago for the first time in his life. According to the report, Mubarak Rahmani was born in 1884 in a desert village near the border with Libya and he had spent most of his life as a shepherd to support three wives. Rahmani fell ill two years ago and was admitted to hospital for […]

Uttarakhand Flood becomes the dead place for People

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Jun 242013
 

Nature’s fury, human greed and sleeping on the dead, this is happening in Uttarakhand.  Officials say more than 51,000 people are still stranded at various places while over 24,000 have been rescued to safety. There was horror and disbelief in the eyes of those were rescued from the flood ravaged areas of Uttarakhand. While some thanked God, others are too numbed to react, having seen the havoc perpetuated by the nature. As massive rescue operations are underway in Uttarakhand, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari […]