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Meet the Tweeds: This family has the combined age of 1020 years

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Tweed family in UK  with a combined age of 1,019  years and 336 days have set the record for world’s oldest family in the Guinness Book of World Records this week.

The family of 12 comprises of seven brothers and five sisters, with the siblings being brought up in Coventry, England, who are aged between 76 and 95 and between them they have 33 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren, The Mirror reported.

Last November the world record was officially recognized when the siblings’ combined age totaled 1,019 years and 336 days – and the family was presented with their official certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records this week.

A 1939 photo shows the family with their mum Flo and dad Percy, who had a total of 16 children then.

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12-year-old Indian-Origin Boy Rahul Wins UK Child Genius Show

Rahul clinched the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais

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  • A 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show
  • He clinched the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais
  • Rahul’s chosen subject was Edward Jenner’s medical innovation and methodology in 18th Century England

London, Aug 20, 2017: An 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show broadcast by UK’s Channel 4, the media reported on Sunday.

Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4 in the programme’s finale on Saturday night, the BBC reported.

Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a member of Mensa, the world’s largest and oldest high IQ society, fought off competition from 19 children aged eight to 12 in the week-long show.

He clinched the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

In the final, Rahul’s chosen subject was Edward Jenner’s medical innovation and methodology in 18th Century England. He and Ronan both scored 15 in their specialist fields.

Rahul said he was “extremely delighted to win” and congratulated Ronan and the other contestants, the BBC reported.

He had impressed audiences and quizmaster Richard Osman in the first round on Monday by answering every question he was asked correctly.

Rahul’s father, Minesh is an IT manager and mother Komal, a pharmacist. They entered him into the competition and called his success a “phenomenal achievement”. (IANS)

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