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This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D

Intimate portraits of Indian paupers reveal face of poverty

Unveiled: World's oldest pair of roller skates - as worn by the big wheels of Victorian business

A pair of the world's oldest surviving roller skates were unveiled at a British museum in 2010 - bizarre and cumbersome boots on wire pram-style wheels. The 100-year-old skates are a rare example of 'Road Rollers', which were hugely popular with London businessmen in Victorian times who skated to and from work wearing the contraptions. Each boot features two five-inch high spoked wheels, placed one behind the other - like modern in-line skates - and skilled users could reach speeds of up to…

The oldest surviving children's shoe manufacturer in America, Kepner Scott Shoe Company has been hand crafting quality children's footwear since 1888.

Li Ching-Yuen was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor who lived to the ripe old age of 256 and sired 200 descendants during his life span, surviving 23 wives. Ching-Yuen lived off a diet of herbs and rice wine inculding lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou wu and gotu kola. In a 1930 New York Times article, Professor Wu Chung-chieh of the University of Chengdu discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827, congratulating one Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th…

Edwin Booth, one of the most admired actors of the 19th century. Older brother of John Wilkes Booth, he saved Robert Todd Lincoln's life when Lincoln fell on the train tracks at a station in New Jersey at the height of the Civil War. EDWIN BOOTH 1864