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Top ten youngest U.S. presidents

Top ten youngest U.S. presidents

Top ten youngest U.S. presidents

When Barack Obama was invested as the 44th United States president in January 2009, many thought he is the second youngest president in the entire United States history. Well they were wrong, but not by far.

Obama was 47 years and 169 days the day he became president, and despite his young age, he is the fifth youngest president of United States.

The youngest U.S. president was Theodore Roosevelt, born in 1858 and invested as president in September 1901.  He was only 42 years and 322 days old at that point and served in office eight years, until March 1909. (more…)

Around the world sailing records

Around the world sailing records

Around the world sailing records

The first ship which sailed around the world was lead by Juan Sebastián Elcano and had on board the remaining members of Ferdinand Magellan’s crew who completed their journey around the world in 1522.

The first person that circumnavigated the world is Joshua Slocum, who made the record in 1897 with the 36-foot-9-inch (11.20 m) oyster sloop named “Spray”. The oyster sloop was personally rebuilt by Slocum so he can sail single-handed around the world. (more…)