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Monday, July 11, 2016

Interesting facts about long and longest living people.

11.  The oldest verified woman ever was Jeanne Calment (1875-1997) of France, who is also the oldest verified person ever and who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days.

22.  There are eight verified living supercentenarians, (over 110 years of age) the oldest of whom is Italian woman Emma Morano, aged 116 years, 226 days.  All eight are women.  The oldest man in the world is Israel Kristal of Israel, who is 112.

33.   Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, died in New York on May 14, 2016.  She was 116.  Jones attributed her longevity to sleep, clean living and positive energy.  Jones was the last American born in the 1800s
44.   Brit Gladys Hooper, who died at the age of 113, broke the Guinness World Record when she became the oldest person in the world to have a hip operation – at 112.

55.    Ages of supercentenarians have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) or Guinness World Records (GWR), and others who have otherwise been reliably sourced.

66.    The oldest man in the Bible, outliving all the rest, is a man named Methuselah, who lived 969 years (Genesis 5:27)

77.   According to the book "100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith," by Sonia Arrison, some babies born today may be able to live to be 150 years old.

88.   Sardinia, Italy is home to more male centenarians than anywhere else on earth; the world's longest- lived women come from Okinawa, Japan; and in Nicoya, Costa Rica, compared to Americans, people are more than twice as likely to reach the age of 90.

99.    Monaco – the second smallest country in the world boasts the highest life expectancy, with citizens living an average of 89.73 years.

110.  People who live past 95 don't have healthier habits than you or I do — in fact, Clement smoked until she was 117.  These people just have amazing genes.

“Being happy is a requisite for longevity.” 
Chidi Prosper Agbugba