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Sir Creep

Posted Today, 03:52 AM

Good to hear Ruth Newman has had her longevity verified while alive. She survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and is still breathing.
 
 
*insert random plug for 2016 Deathrace here*

 
Ruth Newman is reportedly dead on August 1st.
 
This leaves the 1906 San Francisco earthquake survivor count to William de Monte being the last known survivor.

Who the fuck keeps track of that; how did you find it; what the fuck is going on on this big blue marble whilst it spins?,!
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Mike

Posted Yesterday, 10:32 PM

Good to hear Ruth Newman has had her longevity verified while alive. She survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and is still breathing.

 

 

*insert random plug for 2016 Deathrace here*

 

Ruth Newman is reportedly dead on August 1st.

 

This leaves the 1906 San Francisco earthquake survivor count to William de Monte being the last known survivor.


Shaun of the Dead

Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:18 PM

 

 

 

 

Came across this article just now.  At 110 Agnes Fenton gotta be in the top 100.  Anyway she looks like she'll be kicking for a couple years yet.
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Edit: Good quote from article: "That means roughly 1 in every 10 million people in the world is a supercentenarian."  Now we have a statistic.
 

Wikipedia currently has 47 verified people aged 111 or more:

https://en.wikipedia...t_living_people

 

For some reason, they do not have the 110 year-old people in the official list (too many or none at all?), but they have 7 cases in the "pending" list. Well, I guess, since the 110-year old people have just recently become supercentenarians, the verification process needs some time to confirm them.

 

Anyway, I had checked that list because there apparently was a 114-year old woman in India that just died, but she didn't appear on any list either:

http://zeenews.india...ay_1639002.html

 

Her age of 114 would have put her in the top 10.

 

 

I wonder what will happen if "Anonymous" becomes the oldest person in the world ? Have we ever had an anonymous oldest person before?

 

Nope that would be a first.

 

Except for all those thousands of years when there was no press, birth certificates, or the popular concept of "records".

 

 * Since Guinness World records was founded in 1955 .


Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:24 PM

 

Came across this article just now.  At 110 Agnes Fenton gotta be in the top 100.  Anyway she looks like she'll be kicking for a couple years yet.
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Edit: Good quote from article: "That means roughly 1 in every 10 million people in the world is a supercentenarian."  Now we have a statistic.
 

Wikipedia currently has 47 verified people aged 111 or more:

https://en.wikipedia...t_living_people

 

For some reason, they do not have the 110 year-old people in the official list (too many or none at all?), but they have 7 cases in the "pending" list. Well, I guess, since the 110-year old people have just recently become supercentenarians, the verification process needs some time to confirm them.

 

Anyway, I had checked that list because there apparently was a 114-year old woman in India that just died, but she didn't appear on any list either:

http://zeenews.india...ay_1639002.html

 

Her age of 114 would have put her in the top 10.

 

if we added all the anonymous or unverified oldest people on to the list it would probably triple or quadruple. it's better to pretend they don't exist , to stop us going mad


Death Impends

Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:01 PM

Good to hear Ruth Newman has had her longevity verified while alive. She survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and is still breathing.

 

 

*insert random plug for 2016 Deathrace here*

 

Good indeed that she got verified when she did, less than a month later and she's now dead. Leaves Bill Del Monte as the only known survivor of the 1906 SF quake.


Bibliogryphon

Posted 03 August 2015 - 11:24 AM

 

 

 

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I wonder what will happen if "Anonymous" becomes the oldest person in the world ? Have we ever had an anonymous oldest person before?

Nope that would be a first.
Except for all those thousands of years when there was no press, birth certificates, or the popular concept of "records".
I beg to differ. The concept of longevity records is at least as old as The Holy Bible. But it would have been quite hard to challenge the record holder.

Genesis 5:21-27

21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.

26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died."

 

28 And the days of Zsa Zsa Gabor was a bloody long time by all accounts


Sir Creep

Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:23 AM

A supercentarian is one that has seen out 110 years, so 111 is correct in the listings.
Don't agree ? Fuck you :)


I don't agree but I like your moxy!
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charon

Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:32 PM

A supercentarian is one that has seen out 110 years, so 111 is correct in the listings.

Don't agree ? Fuck you :)

Ulitzer95

Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:32 PM


Sir Creep

Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

did they have DNA testing back in Biblical times? 


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