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Sir Creep

Posted Today, 08:20 PM

did they have DNA testing back in Biblical times? 


Dr. Zorders

Posted Today, 06:54 PM

For someone who has the word "Gossip" in your name, you sure can be a humourless chappy sometimes.


GossipGabe

Posted Today, 06:38 PM

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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."


Dr. Zorders

Posted Today, 04:28 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".


Shaun of the Dead

Posted Today, 03:31 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.
SC
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.


Handrejka

Posted Today, 03:06 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.
SC
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?


Sir Creep

Posted 31 July 2015 - 12:19 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.
SC
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.
Actually the article I posted gives conflicting numbers of about 600 and about 360 for the total super centenarians, which would put my gal at #361 lol.
"Of the 7 billion people on the planet, a microscopic number are 110 or older. Robert Young, director of the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps track of supercentenarians, estimates 600. Dr. Thomas Perls, founding director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University School of Medicine, of which Fenton is a participant, puts the number at 360."
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gcreptile

Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:38 AM

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.
SC
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.


Predictor

Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

Anonymous like!!!

 

shouldnt be allowed.

 

 

Wrinkly old senile stranger is apparently 115 but nobody knows who they are?

What a stupid comment. If a person doesn't want her name revealed to the rest of the world, she automatically stops being a living person? :banghead:


Sir Creep

Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:48 AM

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.
SC
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.
 


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