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Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky shatters 400 freestyle world record, nabs first U.S. swimming gold

United States’ gold medal winner Katie Ledecky celebrates during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de

News | Animal Links

Guinness World Records announces 30-year-old Scooter as oldest living cat

It has just been confirmed that a 30-year-old Siamese from Mansfield, Texas is the new oldest cat alive.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This Man Had the Longest Birthday Ever

Sven Hagemeier celebrated his 26th birthday for an incredible 46 hours by flying from Auckland to Brisbane, then back in time to Hawaii across the International Date Line. He had worked out that during those 46 hours, he would only have to spend around 13 of them in the air.

Sports | Mixed Bag

Japanese centenarian notches up world swim record - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world's first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim, 20 years after she took up the sport. Mieko Nagaoka took just under an hour and 16 minutes to finish the race as the sole com