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  1. Donald

    World's Oldest

    Developed countries except of better recordkeeping have also better life expectancy... Most supercentenarians live having very good care in retirement homes etc, would that be possible at the same degree in less wealthy countries?
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    World's Oldest

    Lucille randon could die before kane.
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    World's Oldest

    Actually these ages are terra incognita as we have an extremely small sample (of people who died older than 117) so it's not very safe to make predictions based on statistics.
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    World's Oldest

    Kane Tanaka now has the same age with Emma Morano.
  5. Anyone who doesn't like the whole trump thing must vote for biden.... Yes, Biden is not the perfect candidate but the planet must get rid of trump who is many many times worse... so simply...
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    Yeah I could see her being the first centenarian serving state leader.
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    After Mahathir Mohamad's resignation she is the oldest serving state leader, but the 24th oldest from both serving and former.
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    6,5 months after she is 24th. I don't think of anyone above her who is in a better condition... Of course in these ages you never know... Especially in the corona-time.
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    Not exactly
  10. Donald

    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    Probably never as it seems to me that noone will announce kim's death formally and verifiably.
  11. Donald

    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    Mustafa ben Halim
  12. Donald

    2020 What next?

    Trump's re-election?
  13. Donald

    World's Oldest

    Kane Tanaka, oldest person in the world, is now 117 years and 100 days. Quite impressive. She is now only 37 days younger than Mrs Morano was at the time of her death.
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    Coronavirus outbreak: Queen Elizabeth II calls for unity in "increasingly challenging time"
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    Hospitalised!

    He was politically active until the end. He was participating in protests until the end. At 90 years old he was beaten by the police. He also became the oldest member of the europarliament ever at his 91 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_Member_(European_Parliament). In 2015, he resigned and left from the party of syriza https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriza with others who created another party, more radical (because syriza became more centre-left after 2015), called Popular Unity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_Unity_(Greece) Regardless of any political views, he was respected and loved from the great majority of Greeks.
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    World's Oldest

    Kane Tanaka becomes now 8th oldest verified person ever.
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    Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Let the hoax begin
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    World's Oldest

    Although the British Bob Weighton (111) is worried about the new coronavirus, the oldest man in the world can put all the fuss into perspective. After all, he also witnessed the outbreak of the Spanish flu in 1918. It claimed between 20 and 100 million lives worldwide. The coronavirus, which has already killed nearly 4,000 people, is still far away. Weighton – who was born in 1908 and still lives independently in his flat – is said to have been a lot more careful with his hygiene since the coronavirus appeared in the UK. He washes his hands more often and uses a special brush for his nails. Wife “I’m pretty worried,” he tells the British newspaper Daily Mirror. “Everyone should do that. Not because of myself, because I have lived long enough. Well, for my three children, ten grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. (His wife died in 1997, ed.)” The coronavirus outbreak nevertheless does not come close to something Weighton experienced more than 100 years ago. He was seven years old when the Spanish flu fiercely spread around him and killed between 20 and 100 million people. The virus traveled with soldiers who had fought in the First World War and returned home. “I remember the stories that circulated about people who got sick and died,” he says. “Just like newspaper articles. Fortunately, I never got the Spanish flu.” Although the coronavirus did not make a fool of the number of casualties at the time, Weighton finds the rising mortality rate “frightening”. “Especially in China then,” he nuances. “In Europe, we are still far from the millions of victims at the time. Hopefully, it will never come to that. But you never know where it ends. You can only be careful.” Lump Weighton has never been seriously ill in his life. “30 years ago, the doctors discovered a lump on my stomach that could have caused serious problems,” he says. “I then had to undergo surgery, during which half of my stomach was removed.” The Briton received the title of the oldest man in the world two weeks ago after the Japanese Chitetsu Watanabe died at the age of 112. https://www.afrinik.com/but-spanish-flu-in-1918-was-much-worse-oldest-man-111-worried-about-covid-19/
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    World's Oldest

    111-year-old Bob Weighton who has become the oldest man in the world (Photo: PA) Bob Weighton leans on his walker as he makes his way into his local Waitrose. He is steady on his feet, but the walker helps with balance, the front of which has a number plate emblazoned with “Bob 111”. “No need for an 'L' plate!” a fellow shopper jokes as Bob cruises towards the broccoli. “I’m getting a new one with the number 112 in a few weeks,” he tells the stranger, smiling. A brief pause and look of confusion ensues, until Bob adds: “Because I’ll be 112-years-old.” The shock on the man’s face is probably worth waiting a century for in itself. Bob is the oldest man in the world - a title he recently took on following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe, of Japan, who held it for two weeks. When he was born on 29 March 1908, Theodore Roosevelt was US President, the Titanic being built and television yet to be invented. The i newsletter cut through the noise He’s low key about his world record. “Why me? I'm just a little boy born in Hull,” he ponders as we head to his flat in Alton, Hampshire, where he lives independently, but for occasional visits by carers. “There’s no reason why - somebody has to be the oldest!” 'Avoid dying' Bob Weighton at his local Waitrose (Photo: Benjamin Butterworth) The key to living for 111 years and 345 days is to “avoid dying,” he says, but beyond that you’ll have to work out the secret to ongoing immortality for yourself. He only drinks alcohol on special occasions, doesn’t smoke and avoids red meat, but that’s more out of concern for the planet than health worries. He has enjoyed Branston pickles since boyhood (they were invented when he was 14) and fills his shopping bag with brown bread and bananas. “I’ve eaten stuff that I’ve no idea what was in it,” he confesses of claims diet is responsible for his longevity. A young Bob Weighton (back) who will turn 112 on 29 March (Photo: Getty) As a teenager he trained to be a marine engineer, but there were no jobs, so he contacted the Methodist Church and agreed to teach English in Taiwan. Ahead of the move he met his wife, Agnes, who was being sent to Ghana. The couple maintained their relationship by letter writing, waiting weeks at a time for correspondence to arrive as they were shipped between Asia and Africa. After some years they built a life together in Japan, where they lived through the 1930s. But the rise of Hitler in Europe meant the family must leave, the authorities said, for fear Britons would become the enemy within. They ended up on the shores of Canada with no money, no furniture, an 18 month old baby and another on the way. “Although we didn't think of ourselves as refugees, we were, yes,” he recalls, admitting the years were “tough”. Eventually he was recruited by the British Political Warfare Mission to decode Japanese military communications, at the time of Pearl Harbour, and made a life in the US. It wasn't until 1946 that he returned to England, now with three children in tow. He acquired his dream job lecturing at what is now City University in London and toured the nation giving talks about life in Asia, before retiring 55 years ago. Bob Weighton will celebrate his 112th birthday at the end of March [Photo: Benjamin Butterworth] The inescapable reality of living so long is that many loved ones have gone. His wife died in 1995, aged 88, and one of his children, Peter, died in 2012, aged 75. But with such a great age comes new friends and enquirers. One woman who spots him outside his flat pushes her walking frame forward at speed to say hello to her famous neighbour. “I read that you were born in 1908,” the elderly woman says excitedly. “The same year as my mother!” What, then, is it like to be the last man standing from an extinct generation? “I don't think it's strange, it's very real to me. I quite enjoy explaining what it was like to younger people who have no idea. They can't imagine a home without electricity or the sky without aeroplanes. I'm very much happy." Proud 'eco warrior' https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/worlds-oldest-man-bob-weighton-birthday-age-greta-thunberg-2441093
  20. Donald

    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    4th longest-reigning monarch ever now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest-reigning_monarchs It's a shame for Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal
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    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    Mustafa ben halim
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    World's Oldest

    Kane Tanaka is a potential candidate to be a 'torch runner' as part of the 2020 Olympic Games: https://www.nikkansports.com/m/general/news/202002220001225_m.html
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    Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Actually he always had a bit frail appearance even when he was much younger. We saw him walking unaided, a really good sign in his age. Anyway, it's very difficult for any 98 year old man to achieve 104... Even for the most healthy 98 year old...
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    Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    A clasic Queen-related article which is made just to be made because these titles draw attention. Actually you can't even understand if it's a satiric one or not.
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