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Oldest Test match player (male)

The oldest man to play in a Test match was Wilfred Rhodes, aged 52 yr 165 days, for England v. West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica on 12 April 1930. Rhodes made his Test d‚but in the last Test of William Gilbert Grace (1848-1915), who at 50 yr 320 days at Nottingham on 3 June 1899 was the oldest ever Test captain. 

Smallest bird egg

The smallest egg laid by any bird is that of the vervain hummingbird (Mellisuga minima) of Jamaica and two nearby islets. Two specimens measuring less than 10 mm (0.39 in) in length weighed 0.365 g (0.0128 oz) and 0.375 g (0.0132 oz). An egg laid on 5 Oct 1998 by a ‘posture canary’ of the German Crested variety owned by M.J. de Rijck of Heijen, The Netherlands, measured 7 mm (0.275 in) in length, 5.25 mm (0.2 in) in diameter and weighed 0.027 g (0.0009 Continue reading →