Namibia In The Guinness Book Of World Records, 2008

WORLD|NATURE OF RECORD|COUNTRY|DATE
Longest leaf lifespan|"Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis) estimated lifespan of between 400-1,500 years, with some specimens carbon-dated to 2,000 years old,|Namib desert, Namibia|Discovered in 1859
Largest meteorite|Hoba (2.7 metres long by 2.4 metres wide, estimated to weigh 59 tonnes)|Namibia|1920
Largest underground lake|Drachenhauchloch (Dragon's Breath) cave The surface of the lake is some 66 metres underground, and its depth 84 metres.|Namibia| Discovered in 1986
Earliest known hominoid|Otavipithecus namibiensis (Jaw bone with three molars dated to 12-13 million years)|Otavi Hills, Namibia|June, 1991
Fastest run 200m|Frank Fredericks (19.92 secs)|Namibia|February, 1996

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