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Oldest Things Quiz

Name these oldest things.
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Last updated: February 10, 2016
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Oldest
Founded
Answer
English university
1096
Oxford
College in the U.S.
1636
Harvard
City in the continental U.S.
1565
St. Augustine
Football bowl game
1902
Rose Bowl
Major league stadium
1912
Fenway Park
Stock market (city)
1602
Amsterdam
Canadian company
1670
Hudson's Bay
Company
Annual marathon
1897
Boston Marathon
Golf course
1552
Old Course
at St. Andrews
Lake
30 mil. BC
Lake Baikal
Monarchy (country)
539
Japan
Oldest
Age
Answer
Heavyweight champion
45
George Foreman
U.S. senator (all-time)
100
Strom Thurmond
U.S. president
77
Ronald Reagan
Bible character
969
Methuselah
Species of mammal
211
Bowhead Whale
Super-bowl winning QB
39
Peyton Manning
Oscar best director
74
Clint Eastwood
NHL player (ever)
52
Gordie Howe
English monarch
88
Queen Elizabeth II
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level 83
Nov 26, 2011
I'm from Colorado and missed Elway. I… can't look at myself now!
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level 19
Jan 28, 2013
Bernard Hopkins broke Foreman's record. Please update that
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level 48
May 24, 2013
Hopkins fought at light heavyweight when he broke the record of oldest world champion.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2015
This was for Heavyweight, so I think it's OK.
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level 76
Mar 17, 2013
If you liked this quiz, take my oldest cities in the world quiz.... that one doesn't get enough love. :(
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
Since posting this comment, my oldest cities quiz has received an adequate amount of love. However, I've got this new abridged version that I think would be more accessible and enjoyable to the average person.
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level 64
Jul 17, 2014
I was just at the Old Course in St Andrews last month. :)
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level 45
Jul 17, 2014
The oldest city in the continental U.S is not St. Augustine, FL. It is the Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. It is a series of apartments that has been inhabited for almost 800 years, making it 300 years older than St. Augustine.
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
This depends on how you define "city." Also, the Acoma Pueblo's exact age is unknown and usually ranked as tied with the Taos Pueblo.
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level 24
May 11, 2018
Pensacola Florida is the oldest.
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level 51
Jul 17, 2014
The oldest college is WIlliam and Mary not Harvard.
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
W&M is 2nd oldest.
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level 47
Jul 17, 2014
The oldest English monarch was Queen Victoria, who died aged 91
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
According to Wikipedia Victoria died at 81, not 91.
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level 58
Aug 19, 2015
Victoria was the longest reigning monarch. As I write, this record is about a month away from being broken.
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level 55
Jul 18, 2014
No San Marino?
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level 65
Sep 18, 2015
Elizabeth is now 89
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level 76
Nov 23, 2015
You're on first name terms?
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level 52
Dec 28, 2016
She's now 90.....
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
Coulda been worse. They could've called her Liz or Betty.
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level 35
Nov 7, 2015
Should be oldest 'Continuous Monarchy' not just 'Monarchy', as other monarchies are older, but have either died our or been abolished
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level 76
Nov 23, 2015
Ah, okay, right. I presume the Reagan one refers to how old he was when he was in office, rather than that he was the one who died at the greatest age. I was going to comment that your presidents don't really last long.
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level 23
Jan 18, 2016
I'm pretty sure Tom Brady is now the oldest Super Bowl winning QB.
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level 85
Feb 8, 2016
Actually it is now Peyton Manning
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level 75
Feb 9, 2016
Nope, Tom Brady is only 38. Elway held the record until Peyton Manning broke it on Sunday.
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level ∞
Feb 10, 2016
Updated from Elway to Manning.
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level 56
Aug 8, 2017
And it's Brady now...
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level 43
May 19, 2019
And Brady broke it... again
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level 61
Mar 13, 2016
Surely the oldest character in the Bible would be God.
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level 55
Apr 7, 2017
and what age would you say he was?
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level 51
Sep 2, 2016
How about adding Rishabhanatha, the first Tirthankara and oldest being according to Jain principle. He was actually 592.704 x 10^18 years old. It would only be apt since Bible characters are presented in this quiz.
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
How did I miss Queen Elizabeth? D'OH!!
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level 55
Sep 13, 2017
Far too americanised lol
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level 76
May 19, 2019
Yes. There are questions here pertaining to things from the United States. That's deeply offensive to many outside of the United States. Please remove these questions at once.
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level 49
Sep 28, 2017
This quiz threw me off because it listed the oldest English monarch as being 88, so I never thought to put Elizabeth II (who is now 91).
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level 67
Oct 2, 2017
Like General Knowledge Quizzes?.......... try my latest ...here it is
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level 48
Jan 10, 2018
Jaromir Jagr for oldest hockey player
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level 61
May 19, 2019
He is still currently playing, but...

Jagr = 47 < 52 = Howe

... and ...

Jagr is no longer playing in the NHL
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level 44
Jan 29, 2018
I repeatedly tried "Thurman" for "Thurmond". I'd have kicked myself but the dog was so close.
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level 78
Apr 15, 2018
I still don't know how I got the stock market one. That's not a fact I know, but for some reason the correct answer was the first city I thought to try.
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level 24
May 11, 2018
Oldest city is Pensacola Florida
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level 61
May 19, 2019
Looks like some Spaniards had a somewhat elaborate camping trip in the Florida panhandle area for a couple years, but it was abandoned, and it wasn't until the next century that the Spanish resettled in the area.
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level 27
Jan 25, 2019
Baikal should be accepted for Baikal Lake
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level 31
Feb 28, 2019
Her Majesty the Queen is 92, not 88.