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RadGuy

Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:08 AM

http://abc7chicago.c...at-112/1185549/

 

112-year-old oldest Illinoisan has died.


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:27 PM

There are still two remaining women from 1800s still alive.

 

Susannah Mushatt Jones (b. 6 July 1899)

Emma Morano (b. 29 November 1899)

 

Any estimation or prediction on when these two lady will die?

I am going to be extremely bold/utterly foolish and say they will both survive to see 2017.


En Passant

Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:31 PM

 

 

What's with the lack of super centenarians in recent times?
The top 4 oldest people ever all died in the 20th Century.
Currently there are only 2 men verified to be super centenarians according to Wikipedia.

 
Convergence towards the mean. Child mortality is declining, incidence of supercentenarians is also declining. Countries with low life expectancy are catching those with a high one. Eventually, everyone will live to the exact same age. Unfortunately, that will be the end of deadpooling.
how?

 

The clue is in the bit that says "everyone will live to the exact same age". Though I disagree with switch that it will happen through convergence (I always thought it was reversion) to the mean, maybe if one day we wake up in Logan's Run world....


Morbidkid

Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:15 PM

What's with the lack of super centenarians in recent times?
The top 4 oldest people ever all died in the 20th Century.
Currently there are only 2 men verified to be super centenarians according to Wikipedia.

 
Convergence towards the mean. Child mortality is declining, incidence of supercentenarians is also declining. Countries with low life expectancy are catching those with a high one. Eventually, everyone will live to the exact same age. Unfortunately, that will be the end of deadpooling.
how?

Switch

Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:55 PM

What's with the lack of super centenarians in recent times?

The top 4 oldest people ever all died in the 20th Century.

Currently there are only 2 men verified to be super centenarians according to Wikipedia.

 

Convergence towards the mean. Child mortality is declining, incidence of supercentenarians is also declining. Countries with low life expectancy are catching those with a high one. Eventually, everyone will live to the exact same age. Unfortunately, that will be the end of deadpooling.


RadGuy

Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:41 PM

What's with the lack of super centenarians in recent times?

The top 4 oldest people ever all died in the 20th Century.

Currently there are only 2 men verified to be super centenarians according to Wikipedia.

CaptainChorizo

Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:16 PM

When I was a kid in the 1980s there was a 120 year old Japanese man in the Guinness Book of Records, but he seems to have been airbrushed from history??

I would look him up but I can't remember his name. Imuzi or something like that?

https://en.wikipedia...higechiyo_Izumi

 

Apparently he had an older brother that died young and took his name so he was only 105 at the time of his death.


Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:12 PM

When I was a kid in the 1980s there was a 120 year old Japanese man in the Guinness Book of Records, but he seems to have been airbrushed from history??

I would look him up but I can't remember his name. Imuzi or something like that?

Spade_Cooley

Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

I defer to our "non-evil twins" over at that longevity forum, but I personally don't think Calment's record will be beaten within the next 50 years, she was just an insane outlier. 


RadGuy

Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:17 AM

Does anyone think either Jones or Morano will beat Jeanne Calment's longevity? Susannah Jones has just under 6 years to beat her record - might be a bit of a stretch!

She doesn't take her meds apparently. It's a miracle she's still alive. She definitely won't make it to her birthday, imo.

 

Morano? Maybe. I give it a 5% chance.


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