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Solfe
2013-Sep-16, 02:38 AM
Interesting local story today:

http://wireupdate.com/worlds-oldest-living-man-dies-in-new-york-at-age-112.html

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez passed away at 112. He lived on Grand Island, NY and was born in Spain.

DonM435
2013-Sep-17, 06:50 PM
I guess that would mean that nobody born in the 19th century is still alive today.

BioSci
2013-Sep-17, 07:51 PM
I guess that would mean that nobody born in the 19th century is still alive today.

Except that wiki lists a woman:


Misao Okawa, also of Japan, born 5 March 1898, is the oldest living person in the world whose age can be documented. Okawa has also been the oldest living woman since the death of 115-year old Koto Okubo of Japan on 12 January 2013. Since the death of 112-year old Salustiano Sanchez of the United States, on 13 September 2013, Arturo Licata of Italy, born 2 May 1902, is the world's oldest living man.

jfribrg
2013-Sep-17, 07:55 PM
He was the oldest man, not the oldest person. Actually there are 15 women alive with proof that they were born in the 19th century. The oldest was born in 1898, 6 were born in 1899, and 8 were born in 1900. There is also the chance that there are a few others who are unable to prove their age, although most people who claim to be that old are in fact younger. Jiroemon Kimura was the last man from the 19th century. He was also the oldest person in the world from Dec 17, 2012 until his death on June 12, 2013.

Buttercup
2013-Sep-17, 08:04 PM
There's always going to be an oldest person in the world.

I hope to never become one of them.

jfribrg
2013-Sep-17, 09:12 PM
There's always going to be an oldest person in the world.

I hope to never become one of them.

I don't think it would be that bad. Typically the people who make it past age 110 are extremely healthy until the last year or two. They typically succomb to the same kinds of age related issues that most other people deal with in their 80's. It's as if their internal clock is running 25 years late.

KaiYeves
2013-Sep-18, 11:28 AM
There's always going to be an oldest person in the world.

I hope to never become one of them.

Well, I know if I could live to be as old as Jeanne Calment did plus one year, I would get to see another Transit of Venus, so there's that.

DonM435
2013-Sep-18, 01:45 PM
I stand corrected. Either the reporting was vague, or I was unimaginative!