WORLD'S OLDEST PERSON!!!!

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At 114, U.S. woman becomes world's oldest person
By Scott Malone Thu Jan 25, 1:59 PM ET
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Connecticut woman born to former slaves in the decades following the U.S. Civil War has become the world's oldest person, at 114, according to Guinness World Records.


Emma Faust Tillman, born near Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 22, 1892, became the world's oldest person on Wednesday, following the death of Emiliano Mercado del Toro, of Puerto Rico, Guinness said on its Web site.

Longevity is common in Tillman's family. Though none of her 23 siblings have matched her 114 years, three sisters and a brother lived past 100, her great-nephew John Stewart Jr., said on Thursday.

"At 114, she's lived a good, honorable, straight life," said Stewart, who is 76. "Her comment is always, 'If you want to know about longevity and why I lived so long, ask the man upstairs."'

Tillman, who lives in the Hartford, Connecticut, nursing home she moved to at the age of 110, was not available for an interview.

"Sometimes, she doesn't feel like talking," Stewart said. "But when you're 114, you can call your own shots."

Tillman never smoked, drank or wore eyeglasses, Stewart said.

Karen Chadderton, administrator of the Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center, where Tillman lives, said until a few months ago Tillman spent much of her time caring for an ailing roommate more than 20 years her junior, who has since died.

"About a month ago, she started feeling less energetic," said Chadderton. "During the morning she has energy, she's up and about, in a wheelchair, but in the afternoon, once she goes to sleep, she doesn't want to be bothered."

According to the International Committee on Supercentenarians, there are currently 86 people aged 110 or older alive in the world today. Eighty of them are women.

The world's next-oldest resident is Japan's Yone Minagawa, born in 1893, according to the ICS. Guinness World Records said it is still investigating that claim.

For a long life AVOID EYEGLASSES.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

So how old's the man upstairs then?

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:23 (fifteen years ago) link

"Sometimes, she doesn't feel like talking," Stewart said. "But when you're 114, you can call your own shots."

cant wait

and what (ooo), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

everything i've read about this woman is :)

geoff (gcannon), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Emma Faust Tillman?

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

and still a virgin???

say it with blood diamonds (a_p), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

She'll be starting a thread here then.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:26 (fifteen years ago) link

she's up and about, in a wheelchair
how does this work then?

not-goodwin (not-goodwin), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:26 (fifteen years ago) link

She's not permanently in bed.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:27 (fifteen years ago) link

One thing that immediately struck me as mind-blowing is that she's old enough to probably have some vague memory of the Spanish-American war

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:29 (fifteen years ago) link

110+ year-olds are lousy tippers.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:38 (fifteen years ago) link

But they're easy to tip over.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:41 (fifteen years ago) link

RIP - 4 day record holder.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16867942/

svend (svend), Monday, 29 January 2007 15:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Emma Faust Tillman, born near Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 22, 1892

omg she was born exactly 90 years before i was (my dob: november 22, 1982)!

latebloomer: crapness 2 the Nth degree (latebloomer), Monday, 29 January 2007 15:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Four days!
Well, look at the big deal they made over Gerald Ford.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Monday, 29 January 2007 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

The nuclear industry should pick up on the fact that one-time world's oldest person Mitoyo Kawate was a Hiroshima resident.

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Monday, 29 January 2007 16:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, look at the big deal they made over Gerald Ford.

Which reminds me, YOU CAN RAISE THE FLAGS BACK UP TO FULL STAFF NOW.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, 29 January 2007 16:39 (fourteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yone_Minagawa

Youngest world's oldest person since 1988.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 29 January 2007 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

the crown for world's oldest person has been switching about at an alarming rate lately, even for 110+ yr olds.

roger goodell (gear), Monday, 29 January 2007 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

everybody wants to be king of over-the-hill

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 29 January 2007 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Isn't Rock Hardy's gramma 100something? 104?

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 01:49 (fourteen years ago) link

111 this coming July! She's moved up to #72 on The List!

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 04:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Scott's grandmother is almost 102.

Maria :D (Maria D.), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 04:09 (fourteen years ago) link

If she's got any memory left she's miles ahead of my granny.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 04:14 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Meanwhile, the current oldest person in the world, someone from Japan, has died, so the new oldest person in the world is Edna Parker, who just happens to live in the same retirement home as Sandy Allen, the world's tallest woman.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070813/LOCAL0602/70813043/-1/RSS

StanM, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 14:00 (fourteen years ago) link

How's Rock Hardy's granny doing?

StanM, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 14:01 (fourteen years ago) link

As good as ever, except for the whole not-knowing-anybody thing.

This is the thread where I say "Happy Birthday" to...

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 14:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh! I didn't know that was the oldestpersonintheworld thread. Sorry.

StanM, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 14:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Meanwhile, the current oldest person in the world, someone from Japan, has died, so the new oldest person in the world is Edna Parker, who just happens to live in the same retirement home as Sandy Allen, the world's tallest woman.

"She fell in with that Guiness Book of Records crowd. I wore a 15-pound beard of bees for that woman!"

DJ Mencap, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 15:27 (fourteen years ago) link

That one retirement home is the new Ark

StanM, Tuesday, 14 August 2007 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/7970710.stm
Mr Allingham, who has dedicated much of his time in recent years to giving talks to schoolchildren about his experiences, will be 113 years old on 6 June.

Dennis Goodwin, his close friend and founder of the First World War Veterans' Association, said: "He has achieved another milestone in his long life and is raising the bar of longevity.

"To be honest the last two years have been littered with milestones but this one is nice for him.

"The next one will come when he becomes a 'teenager' again when he reaches 113 in June."

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 29 March 2009 18:59 (twelve years ago) link

All these world's oldest persons ever do is die - can't one of them do something original? Like rob a bank or rape someone or get tasered or win a life-long something or other?

StanM, Sunday, 29 March 2009 20:22 (twelve years ago) link

...

Stop relegating Hull you miserable gits! (country matters), Sunday, 29 March 2009 20:25 (twelve years ago) link

StanM, I now have a new life goal – thanking u.

i'm shy (Abbott), Monday, 30 March 2009 20:20 (twelve years ago) link

<3

Headline in about 100 years: WORLD'S OLDEST WOMAN KNITS HATS FOR HER PROSIMIAN PETS

StanM, Monday, 30 March 2009 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7256/walterwebmedium.jpg

http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/1486986189/

just watched this longish interview with Walter Breuning, who's now the third oldest person in the world. I'm sure millions of men from his era had similar life stories — born in East Butthole Montana in 1896; quit school in tenth grade to support his family; got a job on the railroad in 1913; managed not to be drafted during World War I; stayed employed (with a pay cut) throughout the Depression. the difference is that most of his peers died about 50 years ago, and for him to be able to speak for an entire, nearly extinct generation is a strange thing. he doesn't come across as fogeyish or resistant to new technology in spite of witnessing crises like the loss of thousands of railway jobs due to diesel and computers.

key nugget of wisdom from a guy who's been asked "meaning of life"-type questions countless times:

"If you don't think about some of these things [i.e. politics & social issues], you lose your perspective. If you don't use your mind a little bit, it's going to deteriorate to beat the devil. the more you use your mind and your body, the longer you're gonna understand what's going on in the country. and don't just sit down in the rocking chair, 'cause if you do, you won't last too long."

those hearing aids and Coke bottle glasses probably make a huge difference w/r/t staying sane and alert at that age, too.

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Sunday, 30 January 2011 17:37 (ten years ago) link

it will sadden me when nobody born before 1900 is alive

acoleuthic, Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:21 (ten years ago) link

only 58 (validated, documented) people born in the 19th century are alive today, says Wikipedia; I doubt any will be left in another six years, and why not let 'em rest? all the ones on record are from either Japan, Western Europe, the USA, or some other part of the English-speaking world, partly because of the long lifespans and exhaustive record-keeping in those places and partly because claims from countries like China and Russian tend to be written off as fraudulent attempts to flaunt their high standards-of-living. to be fair, the USSR did a lot of lifespan-related fibbing back in the day. and so did Thomas Parr.

the loneliness of the dexys midnight runner (unregistered), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:04 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Walter Breuning RIP

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Friday, 22 April 2011 17:42 (ten years ago) link

shouldn't there be a way to carbon test the unverified oldest people in the world?

poplocking nazis from space (CaptainLorax), Friday, 22 April 2011 20:41 (ten years ago) link

read this as WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSION!!!!!

boehner und der club of gore (donna rouge), Friday, 22 April 2011 21:00 (ten years ago) link

This thread prompted me to go back and reread the thread I made about my grandmother, and recall how cool ILXors can occasionally be.

the wages of sin is about tree fiddy (WmC), Friday, 22 April 2011 21:42 (ten years ago) link

the patronizing respect given to elderly people is kind of depressing

it's like people being kind to animals b/c they are so non-threatening

if i can't envy you then i will feel sentimental towards you

dell (del), Friday, 22 April 2011 21:48 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

for about the past year now, the world's oldest person has been 115-year-old Besse Cooper, of Georgia.

http://i46.tinypic.com/1zvzv2d.jpg

Besse, a daughter of Richard Brown and Angie Berry Brown, was born in Sullivan County on Aug. 26, 1896, and lived on the banks of the Watauga River for several years. She and her siblings enjoyed the benefits of living near and playing in the river.

According to Besse's son Sidney: "In November 1900 while Mother was four years old, her aunt and uncle convinced her parents to move to Arkansas, known as the 'Land of Opportunity.' The two families built a large houseboat alongside the river for the journey. It was fabricated upside down, turned over and then placed on the river. This attracted a lot of attention from neighbors and friends.

"Their journey took them down the Watauga River and into the Tennessee River. They had a rudder and guided the boat with a big pole. They docked at night and traveled by day. Besse remembered being tied around the waist to keep her from falling off the boat. One night, the weather was so cold that the river froze delaying them for three days."

When the two families reached Chattanooga, they became stuck on a sandbar at low tide causing Mr. Brown to go into town to get assistance. He was advised against going to Arkansas because of a high number of Yellow Fever cases there. They abandoned their journey, sold the houseboat and rented a house for about a year while Mr. Brown worked in the city as a carpenter.

They decided to return to the Johnson City area. In 1906, the Brown family moved to the Boones Creek community where they built a two-story wood house on 15 acres of land on a hill along what is now called Brown Road. Besse attended Boones Creek School, graduating in 1913.

Miss Brown enrolled at East Tennessee Normal School (which had opened just two years prior). She rode the CC&O train between Gray Station and Johnson City on weekends and boarded with her aunt in Johnson City during the week. She commuted to and from the Normal School on a trolley. She greatly admired school president, Sidney J. Gilbreath, later naming a son after him.

After earning a teacher’s certificate, Besse taught at a school in Tiger Valley, TN, between Hampton and Roan Mountain, and rode the Tweetsie narrow gauge railroad to and from there each weekend. When she exited the train, she had to walk and carry a suitcase another five miles to her boarding house in all kinds of weather.

barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Thursday, 7 June 2012 02:40 (nine years ago) link

the world's oldest man (Jiroemon Kimura, of Japan) seems to be in great shape for his age. He even said a few words in English at his 115th birthday party in April.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeYpPXAySNg

it's still kinda humbling (or something) that only one person we know of has ever lived past the age of 120, and that was 15+ years ago. I wonder how long it will be before someone else comes close to breaking the record.

barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Thursday, 7 June 2012 02:44 (nine years ago) link

actually here he is speaking English ("thank you very much. you are very kind man!")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgSoycOKZv8

barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Thursday, 7 June 2012 02:53 (nine years ago) link

seems like a cool dude to me

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 June 2012 02:57 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

RIP Besse Cooper :(

Jiroemon Kimura continues to be a cool dude (now the world's oldest person and the oldest man on record)

http://i50.tinypic.com/namaq.jpg

the horse world of the bludgrass (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 23:03 (nine years ago) link

Living from 1875 to 1997 seems ridiculous.

🌴 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 23:12 (three years ago) link

I could imagine some ill-fed gang of cheeky little gap toothed scamps hooking that syrup off his head with a fishing rod, and then holding it hostage.

calzino, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 23:17 (three years ago) link

until they died, while he watched on and laughed

topical mlady (darraghmac), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 23:25 (three years ago) link

another supercentenarian story i like wz abt a woman who'd been put in an asylum by her asshole husband in her 30s, and then outlived him by like 50 years. asked late on how she felt abt it all she said, "it's been nice here, it's peaceful and i've done a lot of knitting"

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 10:47 (three years ago) link

^ people who seem to have figured out how to live

StanM, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 10:50 (three years ago) link

"According to the July 20, 1876 edition of The New York Times, a man arrested in Newark, NJ named Colestein Veglin claimed to be 615 years old and to have 6 wives, all living."

quick thinking there

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 10:51 (three years ago) link

another supercentenarian story i like wz abt a woman who'd been put in an asylum by her asshole husband in her 30s, and then outlived him by like 50 years. asked late on how she felt abt it all she said, "it's been nice here, it's peaceful and i've done a lot of knitting"

― mark s, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:47 AM (eighteen minutes ago)

you're probably thinking of Carrie White, whose title was revoked after it came to light that she was only 102 when she died (though she really did spend 75 years in an asylum):

https://en.everybodywiki.com/Carrie_C._White
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1990-11-18-9002260315-story.html

In 1909, her husband, a blacksmith, took her to Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, a mental facility, complaining that the 35-year-old woman was showing her arms inappropriately and saying that somebody was out to harm their twins. The couple apparently had no children. She also threatened to do harm to herself.

That was the last time anyone at the hospital, including Carrie, saw or heard from the husband.

For the next 75 years, the pretty, brown-haired piano teacher would be locked away in an institution that eventually would be investigated by the state for brutal and inhumane patient abuses.

v. s. rupaul (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 11:09 (three years ago) link

ok that version of the story is less pleasing possibly

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 11:22 (three years ago) link

Maybe she was talking about her arms?

pplains, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:07 (three years ago) link

per the guinness book of records (break-out 1970 edition) the world's oldest ever no-longer-living person when i was a kid was a french-canadian tailor who had lived to the age of 113

on the internet today i can find no record of his even having existed (it wd probably help to remember his name but i don't)

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:18 (three years ago) link

Li Ching-Yuen or Li Ching-Yun (simplified Chinese: 李清云; traditional Chinese: 李清雲; pinyin: Lǐ Qīngyún) (died 6 May 1933) was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor, known for his supposed extreme longevity.[4][5] He claimed to have been born in 1736, while disputed records suggest 1677, implying an age at death of 197 and 256 years, respectively. Both far exceed the highest verified ages on record.

His true date of birth was never determined, and his claims have been dismissed by gerontologists as a myth.[6] While his claims have never been verified, they have been widely circulated as an Internet hoax.[7]

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:26 (three years ago) link

this guy was also 7 feet tall, reportedly

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:26 (three years ago) link

chinese have smaller feet tho

StanM, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:28 (three years ago) link

He claimed to have been born in 1736, while disputed records suggest 1677

"i'm 197!"
"lol don't be ridiculous, i think you'll find yr 256" *flourishes records*
"i dispute those!" *dies*

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:34 (three years ago) link

in 1928 the new york times went there and talked to old men who claimed they knew him as a child, and he was an old man back then

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:35 (three years ago) link

per the guinness book of records (break-out 1970 edition) the world's oldest ever no-longer-living person when i was a kid was a french-canadian tailor who had lived to the age of 113

on the internet today i can find no record of his even having existed (it wd probably help to remember his name but i don't)

― mark s, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:18 AM (forty-six minutes ago)

ha, this is another debunked case. a 19th century researcher conflated French-Canadian bookmaker Pierre Joubert (1701-1766) with his son Pierre Joubert Jr. (1732-1814), resulting in a "113-year-old man" who only existed on paper. Guinness stood by the finding until the mix-up was discovered in the 1990s.

https://www.demogr.mpg.de/books/odense/6/04.htm

v. s. rupaul (unregistered), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:08 (three years ago) link

a "113-year-old man" who only existed on paper.

strong mood

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:10 (three years ago) link

i think some of these people who get mixed up with their parents are just confused

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:13 (three years ago) link

https://lifeandbuilding.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/methuselah.jpg?w=700

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:14 (three years ago) link

xp v def a strong mood

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:14 (three years ago) link

"old parr's head" still a name you see for pubs:
https://strangeremains.com/2018/01/02/dissecting-the-true-age-of-old-tom-parr

strong horny mood:
"When he was 105 years old, he was forced to do penance for adultery in a “sheet of bastardy” at his parish church"

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:22 (three years ago) link

Goodness knows those two had to be the only Pierre Jouberts in Quebec.

pplains, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:34 (three years ago) link

exhaustingly deep dive on this very topic aka "validation of extreme longevity cases in the past: the french-canadian experience":
https://www.demogr.mpg.de/books/odense/6/04.htm

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:50 (three years ago) link

Li Ching-Yun's advice for a long life was “keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog”

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:48 (three years ago) link

good news: the first person that will live to be 1,000 years-old has already been born
bad news: it's lord custos

mark s, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:49 (three years ago) link

thinking that me ilx deadpool could just be this list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_oldest_living_people

then realised it might be interesting to see how it changes in, say, a year.


1 Kane Tanaka 116 years, 5 days Japan
2 Maria Giuseppa Robucci 115 years, 293 days Italy
3 Shimoe Akiyama 115 years, 233 days Japan
4 Lucile Randon 114 years, 330 days France
5 Shin Matsushita 114 years, 283 days Japan
6 Maria Vikentyevna Kononovich 114 years, 225 days Belarus
7 Lessie Brown 114 years, 107 days United States
8 Maggie Kidd 114 years, 30 days United States
9 Jeanne Bot 113 years, 358 days France
10 Shigeyo Nakachi 113 years, 340 days Japan

koogs, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:28 (three years ago) link

(5 of the top 100 oldest ever people died in 2018)

koogs, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:31 (three years ago) link

I think you'd actually owe points at the end of the year though.

pplains, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:07 (three years ago) link

Russia!

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:01 (three years ago) link

I believe the report anyway. Living to 122 is absurd, she is like four years older than the next in line.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:02 (three years ago) link

It's a solid theory on the face of it but it requires the complicity of an entire village.

pomenitul, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:08 (three years ago) link

The thing that made it plausible was the disruption in the town during world war 2

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:49 (three years ago) link

checking my list above ( WORLD'S OLDEST PERSON!!!! )

Lessie Brown has died

koogs, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:50 (three years ago) link

World's oldest living man, Masazo Nonaka, dies at age 113 years and 179 days.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/20/worlds-oldest-man-masazo-nonaka-dies-in-japan-at-113

brain (krakow), Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:07 (three years ago) link

they could have found a more flattering picture ffs

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:10 (three years ago) link

He looks like he was pretty happy enjoying his birthday cake.

brain (krakow), Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:28 (three years ago) link

that mouth would definitely terrify children and possibly dentists and anyone with an aversion to staring into oblivion.

calzino, Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:52 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Aye, right.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Friday, 22 February 2019 12:05 (two years ago) link

i feel ppl aren't not working the "typo on the gravestone" angle hard enough

"yes i know it says he died aged 76 -- the stonemasons made a mistake, he was actually 876"

mark s, Friday, 22 February 2019 17:23 (two years ago) link

i found out about that guy watching an episode of weir's way - my gf got me the complete boxset on dvd for xmas.

episode focused on leadhills, lanarkshire. surprisingly, as part of the lowlands, the second highest village in scotland (neighboring wanlockhead the highest). also the birthplace of William Symington, who built the the Charlotte Dundas, which was the basis of later steam powered boats.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:36 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

No change, but Kane Tanaka officially recognised as oldest living person by Guinness World Records.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/09/japanese-woman-116-named-worlds-oldest-living-person

brain (krakow), Saturday, 9 March 2019 11:17 (two years ago) link

Keeping an eye on koogs's list of the top ten oldest living people at the start of 2019, Shimoe Akiyama also died at the end of January at age 115 years, 255 days, making two of that ten now gone.

brain (krakow), Saturday, 9 March 2019 12:59 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-47744752

Mr Weighton said the most common question he was asked was about the secret of his longevity.

But his only advice on the matter was "to avoid dying", he said.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 29 March 2019 23:02 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

The observation of individuals attaining remarkable ages, and their concentration into geographic sub-regions or ‘blue zones’, has generated considerable scientific interest. Proposed drivers of remarkable longevity include high vegetable intake, strong social connections, and genetic markers. Here, we reveal new predictors of remarkable longevity and ‘supercentenarian’ status. In the United States, supercentenarian status is predicted by the absence of vital registration. The state-specific introduction of birth certificates is associated with a 69-82% fall in the number of supercentenarian records. In Italy, which has more uniform vital registration, remarkable longevity is instead predicted by low per capita incomes and a short life expectancy. Finally, the designated ‘blue zones’ of Sardinia, Okinawa, and Ikaria corresponded to regions with low incomes, low literacy, high crime rate and short life expectancy relative to their national average. As such, relative poverty and short lifespan constitute unexpected predictors of centenarian and supercentenarian status, and support a primary role of fraud and error in generating remarkable human age records.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 21:38 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Kane Tanaka turned 119 on Sunday. Not that long now for her to pass Sarah Knauss's 119 years 97 days, but it still feels such a massive stretch to match Jeanne Calment.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/03/worlds-oldest-person-celebrates-119th-birthday-in-japan-nursing-home

brain (krakow), Monday, 3 January 2022 11:49 (three weeks ago) link


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