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Forum: Trivia 16 September 2018, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Richard W
Oldest person in the UK: How has life changed?

She's not the oldest in the world, she's "only" 112; but this is an interesting article anyway, not least for the fact below:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45500594

It looks like...
Forum: Trivia 16 April 2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
I just searched for this thread to post the...

I just searched for this thread to post the equivalent BBC article about Emma Morano's death, but snopes is on the ball as usual...!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39610937

The fact...
Forum: Trivia 07 April 2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
It really is a dangerous position... the number...

It really is a dangerous position... the number of people who have managed to survive being the oldest person in the world and come out the other side must be small...!
Forum: Trivia 11 June 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
World's oldest cat Poppy dies aged 24 in Bournemouth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/27794411
Forum: Trivia 09 June 2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
The page above (http://www.grg.org/Adams/E.HTM)...

The page above (http://www.grg.org/Adams/E.HTM) wouldn't even have put that guy in the top 40, let alone "oldest". They've not recorded his death yet, but he was at 66 on their list... They have...
Forum: Trivia 12 June 2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
Oldest man in history Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22851848



The previous "oldest person ever" was 120, I thought. Was that invalidated? He used to be in the Guinness Book of Records, and they try to check...
Forum: Trivia 02 April 2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
Cool, that's an excellent list. Only 11 of...

Cool, that's an excellent list.

Only 11 of those were born in or before 1899, which is what I was trying to ask. 23 people if you prefer to go with 1900. Not many, at any rate.

(eta) If you...
Forum: Trivia 02 April 2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
So the last person to be born in the 19th century...

So the last person to be born in the 19th century would have been born on December 31st 1899, and will therefore be 114 years old on December 31st 2013. They will currently be 113 years old. (I'm...
Forum: Trivia 07 March 2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
Only a couple of years until the last person born...

Only a couple of years until the last person born in the 19th century dies.

It's quite amazing that there are still people alive who were born in the 19th century, really.
Forum: Trivia 25 September 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
Back in the Eighties there was a children's...

Back in the Eighties there was a children's programme called Record Breakers, with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter, based on the Guinness Book of Records. One week they had a family who'd just broken...
Forum: Trivia 10 March 2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 205,431
Posted By Richard W
And who doesn't? If she really is that old...

And who doesn't?

If she really is that old and the documents are enough to verify it, won't she be the oldest-ever reliably documented person? I thought the current record was 120... she'll beat...
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