1. La Marquise
Originally built in 1887, the La Marquise is powered by steam and can still reach top speeds of 38 miles per hour. There’s food for thought the next time your car breaks down at a measly ten or so years.
2. The Centennial Light Bulb
The Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting light bulb, having run continuously for more than 110 years and only turned off a couple of times. It is housed in the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department in Livermore, California. Take that LEDs!
3. Hanako the Koi fish
Most Koi fish have a maximum life expectancy of 47 years, but someone forgot to tell Hanako that. This spritely scarlet koi lived to a ripe old age of 226 before blubbing her last bubble in 1977.
4. Reighard’s gas station
Located in Altoona, PA, Reighard’s has been pumping gas for locals since 1909, now if only gas prices stayed the same since then.
5. Posidonia oceanica grass
Commonly known as Neptune grass, colonies of Posidonia oceanica that are around 100,000 years old have been found off the coast of Ibiza, Spain. Proof in point that weeds never go away.
If stored properly and away from humidity, honey can last decades if not centuries.
7. The Wiener Riesenrad
German for “Viennese giant wheel,” the Wiener Riesenrad in Vienna, Austria has been entertaining guests since 1897.
Pando, latin for “I spread,” is a giant mass of trees that shares one root system, effectively making it one organism. “The Trembling Giant,” as it is also known as, has a root system that is estimated to be 80,000 years old and collectively weighs more than 6,600 tons. That’s a whole lot of tree.
9. DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola
With a 32 hour battery life, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola is the longest lasting 4G LTE smartphone.