Wiki Wormhole: See Wikipedia’s list of the last survivors of historic events

With more than 4.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or checking out the terrific Lewis and Clark $10 bill we missed in the dollar bill entry a few weeks ago. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,755,676-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: List of last survivors of historic events

What it’s about: It’s a well-worn cliché that the elderly are “our link to the past,” but it’s especially true when that person has had a remarkable life, from Amanda Jones, whose father was a slave, and at the age of 109 cast a vote for Barack Obama, to a distinguished senior citizen who can bring us back to those bygone days when people wore onions on their belts, as was the style at the time …

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