November 27, 1822 - Old Billy, the world's oldest horse died on this day. He was 62, more than three times the average 20-year lifespan of a horse.
Old Billy was a barge horse, so in his early days he pulled boats up and down the canals of England. When the railroads took off, Old Billy was put out to pasture. Nobody imagined he would be there for so long.
When Old Billy finally passed away, his head was put on permanent display at the Manchester Museum.
Here are some other record-breaking lifespans for various animals:
Queen Bee = 5 years
Worker Bee = 1 year
Boa Constrictor = 23 years
Crocodile = 45 years
Elephant = 70 years
Land Tortoise = 193 years