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Top 5 Oldest Companies in the World

One dates back to 578 AD!

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All over the world, there are hundreds and thousands of companies that are actually hundreds or even thousands of years old. Whether its because of family tradition, great service, or their vital offerings, there’s no doubt these businesses have withstood the test of time.

Below, we list the five oldest companies in the world. We’re pretty sure they’ve got incredible tales to tell.

5. The Bingley Arms, England, Founded 953 AD

The Bingley Arms, a public house in Bardsey, Leeds, England, was originally named The Priests Inn. It’s Britain’s oldest pub, with roots dating back to between 905 and 953 AD. The place is said to have served as a safe house for persecuted Catholic priests, as well as a courthouse from which offenders were taken to the pillory across the road.

4. Sean’s Bar, Ireland, Founded 900 AD

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This pub in Athlone, Ireland claims to be the oldest pub in the country. It was originally called Luain’s Inn, and it reportedly dates back to 900 AD. In the 2004 Guinness World Records, Sean’s Bar was listed as the oldest pub in Europe. During a renovation in 1970, the walls of the pub were found to be made of wattle and wicker, dating back to the 10th century. The bar still has records of every owner since its inception, including Boy George who owned it briefly in 1987.

3. Stiftskeller St. Peter, Austria, Founded 803 AD

Stiftskeller St. Peter, a restaurant within the monastery walls of St. Peter’s Archabbey, Salzburg, Austria, is said to be the oldest inn in Central Europe because it was supposedly mentioned by the scholar Alcuin in 803 AD. Based on this and other claims, it’s also considered one of the oldest restaurants in the world, and the oldest one in Europe. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Christopher Columbus are said to have dined here.

2. Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, Japan, Founded 705 AD

This hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan was founded in 705 AD. It is the oldest hotel and one of the oldest companies today. In 2011, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan was officially listed by the Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world. It has been operated by 52 generations of the same family since its inception.

1. Kongō Gumi Co., Ltd., Japan, Founded 578 AD

The Japanese construction company was the world’s oldest continuously ongoing independent company, operating for over 1,400 years, until it was made a subsidiary of Takamatsu in 2006. Located in Osaka, the once family-owned construction company has its origins dating to 578 AD. Over the centuries, Kongō Gumi helped in the construction of numerous famous buildings, including the 16th-century Osaka Castle. A three-meter 17th-century scroll traces the 40 generations back to the company’s beginnings.

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13-Year-Old Japanese Model Sparks Controversy About Girls’ Right Age In Modeling

People believe her modeling career will rob her of her childhood.

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Momoka Kurita, a Japanese model, had men drooling over her when she attended a superbike racing event, the 48th MFJ Grand Prix, in 2016 as the “race queen.” With her beauty and her gorgeous body, anyone would easily be captivated by her looks and fantasize a date with her. But what most men, especially older men, didn’t know is that she was only 12-years-old that time.

Momoka’s beauty and body sparked controversy about the right age for girls to join the modeling industry. Some people believe that 12-year-old girls should not pose in sexy clothing and be part of an adult event.

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The Eerie Tree Carvings Made By Psychiatric Patients at Perryville, Maryland

Carvings, mainly from people with disturbed thoughts, are found on hundreds of trees in the park.

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Trees that line the parks in Maryland, particularly in Cecil County, are a beautiful sight to behold. Tourists just love how majestic they are and how lovely it feels to be close to nature when visiting the area. However, the tranquil beauty will suddenly be replaced with curiosity and a sense of morbidity as one takes a long walk amongst the trees. Out of all the parks found in the county, nothing can be creepier than Perryville Community Park.

Hundreds of these trees bear cryptic messages that are carved onto the barks. Over time, the carvings on the tree barks have grown in size, capturing the attention of anyone that happens to pass by, seemingly asking them to stop and look. The site that the trees grow on was once a part of Perry Point Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, a psychiatric and rehabilitation facility that catered mostly to U.S. military veterans.

During the patients’ time at the hospital, some of them walked the grounds and carved their marks, composed of disturbing thoughts, for everyone to discover today. Even though the carvings on trees became popular among those who like all things creepy, not many Maryland residents know about them, according to Cecil Daily.

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Baby In Brazil Starts Walking Immediately Just Minutes After Being Born

She’s one determined baby.

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Newborn babies are always thought to be helpless, that all they can do is cry and squirm a few minutes after birth. However, this one baby in Brazil has stunned people, especially hospital staff, after she tried to do a walking motion right after she was born.

A video of the baby has gone viral, in which she was getting her legs to move while she was held by a midwife. The midwife, believed to be working at Santa Cruz Hospital, according to The Sun, was seen holding the baby on the chest with one arm. She explained that she was trying to give the newborn child a bath but she just wanted to walk. Reportedly, the caregiver tried to put the child down but then started to push off again to walk.

This baby has captured the hearts of everyone because of her determination.

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