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snopes 20 January 2007 06:51 AM

World's oldest woman / man
 
A Quebec woman believed to be the world's oldest person has died at the age of 115.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070119...n_070119192835

hambubba 20 January 2007 03:09 PM

Seems like we get one of these every year...

MapleLeaf 20 January 2007 08:35 PM

Well, once you hit 100 your odds of dying on any given day are probably pretty high. So when we're talking 110+ it's bound to happen a lot.

snopes 21 January 2007 07:39 AM

Connecticut Woman, 114, Oldest on Record
 
A 114-year-old Connecticut resident who was born to former slaves in North Carolina has become the world's oldest known woman after the death of a Canadian woman.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070120/D8MOTSI00.html

hambubba 21 January 2007 01:20 PM

I don't EVER want to be the world's oldest person, they all die.

Canuckistan 24 January 2007 08:47 PM

World's newest oldest person dies at 115.

Quote:

A 114-year-old Connecticut woman, Emma Faust Tillman, is now believed to be the oldest living person. She was born Nov. 22, 1892.
Funny ... this one says Emiliano Mercado del Toro replaced 116-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bolden. No mention of the OP.

hambubba 29 January 2007 03:44 PM

New world's oldest person dies.

What did I tell you? Huh?

Tarquin Farquart 29 January 2007 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hambubba (Post 42443)
New world's oldest person dies.

What did I tell you? Huh?

Surely it should be "World's previously oldest person not world's oldest person anymore"

snopes 13 August 2007 08:30 PM

World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan at 114
 
Yone Minagawa, recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person at the age of 114, has died.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyE...35175920070813

Jubel 15 August 2007 11:01 AM

The new world's oldest person is surprisingly even older than the previous!

But which one is older, 117 years old or 116 years old?
:confused:

ganzfeld 15 August 2007 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Jubel (Post 286887)
The new world's oldest person is surprisingly even older than the previous!

It's amazing. It's almost as if every one of them gets a year older every twelve months.

Stoneage Dinosaur 15 August 2007 01:07 PM

Just think how much harder it must be for the Guinness Book of Records to keep track of who is the world's youngest person.

Jubel 15 August 2007 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Stoneage Dinosaur (Post 286956)
Just think how much harder it must be for the Guinness Book of Records to keep track of who is the world's youngest person.

And the world's most middle-aged person!

snopes 17 August 2007 04:19 AM

World's Oldest Celebrates Longevity
 
A 114-year-old Indiana woman who became the world's oldest person celebrated the distinction with a slice of her favorite cake.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...TAM&SECTION=US

snopes 18 September 2007 06:34 PM

World's Oldest Man Turns 112
 
The world's oldest man celebrated his 112th birthday, saying he hoped to live forever.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070918/D8RNVIF00.html

Syllavus 18 September 2007 06:41 PM

There are quite a few World War I vets still alive who are in the 100-110 range. Amazing to think about, but sad to think that soon they'll all be gone.

Mad Jay 18 September 2007 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by hambubba (Post 31396)
I don't EVER want to be the world's oldest person, they all die.

Yea. It's horrible. If I ever become the world's oldest person, I will kill myself.

Doug4.7 18 September 2007 07:17 PM

The world's oldest man. There's a joke in there somewhere....

"Did you know Joan of Arc?"
"Knew her?! I went with her!"

ChrisQ 19 September 2007 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by snopes (Post 289501)
A 114-year-old Indiana woman who became the world's oldest person celebrated the distinction with a slice of her favorite cake.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...TAM&SECTION=US

For some reason, I equated that with the "Centenarian and the Delivery Truck" myth where a woman nearing one hundred is struck by a delivery truck the day before her birthday by the truck delivering her rather large birthday cake. :duh:

Morgaine 19 September 2007 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Syllavus (Post 327933)
There are quite a few World War I vets still alive who are in the 100-110 range. Amazing to think about, but sad to think that soon they'll all be gone.

I don't know that I'd say 'quite a few'. According to wikipedia there are only 10 total in the US (& 2 of those claims are unverified) & only 35 total in the entire world. The last US woman to serve in WWI died earlier this year.

I can't find an accurate count of WWII veterans but I know they are dying at a very fast rate.


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