80 year old climber reaches Everest summit

Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer, says he is feeling elated after becoming the oldest person in history to reach the top of Mount Everest. Mr Miura, who has conquered the 8,850 metre peak twice before, when he was aged 70 and 75, reached the summit yesterday morning. He then phoned his daughter to tell … [Read the full story]

World’s oldest person celebrates 116th birthday

The world’s oldest living person, Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, celebrated his 116th birthday yesterday with congratulations from around the world and from Japan’s prime minister. Kimura was crowned the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records last December after the death of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa in the United States. “I truly congratulate you on … [Read the full story]

Father of humankind is 340,000 years old

DNA evidence has revealed that the oldest known common male ancestor is 340,000 years old, more than twice as old as previous estimates. New Scientist reports that the sample comes from a recently deceased man named Albert Perry. After the African-American South Carolina man died, one of his relatives submitted a sample of his DNA … [Read the full story]

Man breaks own record and becomes dad at 96

An Indian farmer has become the world’s oldest dad aged 96 – beating the record he set himself two years ago. Ramjeet Raghav was at his wife Shakuntala’s side as second son Ranjeet, it’s been reported. The former wrestler had gained the world record in 2010 when Shakuntala , 52, gave birth to Vikramjeet. Speaking … [Read the full story]

Wests Tigers legend Sid Ryan dies

The Wests Tigers are mourning the death of premiership winner Sid Ryan, who was Balmain’s oldest first grade player. Ryan played 104 first grade games for the Tigers between 1943-1951, winning first grade premierships in 1944 and 1947. He formed a second row combination with Harry Bath in what is widely considered the greatest ever … [Read the full story]

World War one vet turns 110

Britain’s oldest World War One veteran celebrated her 110th birthday last month. Florence Green joined the Womens Royal Air Force in September 1918. She was just 17. During the Great War, Florence worked at Narborough Airfield and RAF Marham in Norfolk as an officers’ mess steward. Her 89 year old daughter, May, who acts as … [Read the full story]

What is society becoming…an eight year old rapist

A rape suspect aged eight and a 99 year old alleged car thief are among Europes youngest and oldest offenders. The eight year old suspected rapist was nabbed last year in Yorkshire while police also arrested kids aged 10 for the same offence. Baby faced yobs also include a seven year old accused of assault, … [Read the full story]