Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Supercentenarians, 2

Speaking of Supercentenarians, according to Wikipedia, Tanaka Kane (born January 2nd, 1903—age 117 now) is a Japanese supercentenarian. She became the world's oldest verified living person after the death of Chiyo Miyako on July 22nd, 2018. The oldest known living man is Chitetsu Watanabe, also of Japan, aged 112 years, 316 days. The 100 oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest men. the oldest verified man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (1897–2013) of Japan, who lived to the age of 116 years, 54 days. You may recall that Jeanne Louise Calment of Arles, France, was said to be 122 years 164 days old when she died in 1997. Then a researcher posited that Jeanne actually died at age 59 and her daughter Yvonne assumed her identity. That raised quite a hue and cry! Fast forward: experts are now reportedly disputing that claim and an investigation has been launched . . .

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