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NAMIBIA IN THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS BOOK

NAMIBIA IN THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS BOOK
WORLDNATURE OF RECORDCOUNTRYDATE
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, NamibiaDiscovered in 1859
Largest meteoriteHoba (2.7 metres long by 2.4 metres wide, estimated to weigh 59 tonnes)Namibia1920
Largest underground lakeDrachenhauchloch (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 hominoidOtavipithecus namibiensis (Jaw bone with three molars dated to 12-13 million years)Otavi Hills, NamibiaJune, 1991
Fastest run 200mFrank Fredericks (19.92 secs)NamibiaFebruary, 1996


Source
Guinness World Records 2008 edition, Hit Entertainment, United Kingdom (2007)

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