The oldest person on record is Methuselah (969 years old).

Lady Peseshet of Ancient Egypt (2600-2100 BC) is the world’s first known female physician.

There are more than 600 million telephone lines today, yet almost half the world’s population has never made a phone call.

The word “electric” was first used in 1600 by William Gilbert, a doctor to Queen Elizabeth I.

English sailors came to be called Limeys after using lime juice to combat scurvy.

Adriaan van der Donck was the first and only lawyer in New York City in 1653.