Oldest faux fir
As Christmas approaches, many people insist on a real tree. But for Janet and Graham Parker in Wiltshire, England, only a fake one will do. Their artificial tree is 116 years old, the oldest in the world according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Purchased in 1886, the tree has been handed down in the family ever since. A Guiness Book spokesman said that other submissions have been "60 or 70 years old, but this one beats them hands-down."