7 of the Oldest Things on the Planet

In their respective category, that is
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2017 2:16 PM CST
Updated Dec 9, 2017 5:10 PM CST

(Newser) – When it comes to crunching data, 24/7 Wall St. has given us everything from the drunkest states to the most expensive places to divorce. Now, a list with a much less current bent. It's pored over scientific journals, record-keeping groups, newspapers, and other sources to come up with a list of 25 of the oldest known surviving items. "Surviving," because the items it identified weren't always the first in their class, but rather the one that's managed to survive the longest. Case in point: the oldest tree, a Bristlecone Pine found in (a secret location in) California's White Mountains that is 5,067 years old—and trounces Europe's record for oldest tree. Here are 6 more items that make the list of 25:

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