The oldest person alive was born on April 19, 1897, meaning that April 18th, 1897 was approximately the last time the Earth was inhabited by an entirely different set of people and if you don’t think that’s the realist shit ever then you can get on outta town.
30. Favourite band?
Too hard to really say. Led Zeppelin and The Beatles are kind of the ‘all-timers’ but I’d probably say Bon Iver.
72. Can you touch your nose with a tongue?
I can touch my nose with a tongue but not with my own. I tried doing it, but all I ended up doing was sticking my tongue out. I can’t seem to make my tongue go up.
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.