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January 15, 2007

First photo on the www

Triangular_stamp Oldest. Thing. Ever. At least 4,600,000,000 years

World’s First Coin - c. 600-575 BC

The 'Tulip stairs’ at The Queen's House in Greenwich, the first centrally unsupported spiral stair in Britain - 1616

Robert Cocking was the developer of an early unsuccessful parachute design and the first person to be killed in a parachuting accident - 1837

Shoshone National Forest, in Yellowstone, the first federally protected forest in the US - 1891

First zipper - 1893. (From Apparel Search)

The first triangular postal map stamp was issued in 1894 by Liberia

Outrageous Firsts in Television History. (Also there, Top Ten Closet Stoners in TV History)

Back in 1992, after their show at the CERN Hardronic Festival, my colleague Tim Berners-Lee asked me for a few scanned photos of "the CERN girls" to publish them on some sort of information system he had just invented, called the "World Wide Web". I had only a vague idea of what that was, but I scanned some photos on my Mac and FTPed them to Tim's now famous "info.cern.ch" - Les Horribles Cernettes, the first rock band to have a website, and the subject of the first photographic image on the Web -1992

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How 'bout the oldest backgammon set: http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_20127.shtml

Posted by: Karen at Jan 15, 2007 6:06:56 AM

Alas, Jeanne Calment (your first link) died today.

Posted by: Patrick at Jan 19, 2007 5:33:18 PM

Whoops, the French name caught me out. A somewhat younger oldest person alive died today - http://www.salon.com/wire/ap/archive.html?wire=D8MOLH080.html

Posted by: Patrick at Jan 19, 2007 5:36:20 PM

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Posted by: cromatic at Mar 1, 2007 12:01:39 PM

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