Time For A New Record

@xander6464 (10703)
Wapello, Iowa
March 9, 2019 12:49pm CST
MyLot Exclusive #154 Kane Tanaka has been verified as The World's Oldest Living Person ((Link At The Bottom)) at 116 years old. She was born on January 2, 1903. That means she was 61 years and one month old to the day when I was born (2-2-1964), which is kind of mind-blowing. But it's nothing if you take the Bible literally (Some Christians do, some don't). Methuselah lived to be 969. Jared was 962. Noah was 950. Adam, the very first person ever, except for those mysterious people who lived on the other side of The Garden Of Eden that few people ever talk about, made it to 930. So, if you believe that, 116 is no big deal at all. But for contemporary times, you'd have to admit it's better than average. And, of course, Kane might not be the oldest person. She is just the only one we can verify. Anyone or ones who might be older will be forever unrecognized for lack of paperwork. All that is fascinating but the big question, as far as I'm concerned, is, "Will Kane Tanaka be the one who beats Jeanne Louise Calment?" She still holds the title for being the oldest verified person ever (Again, she may or may not be the oldest person ever but she is the oldest one we can prove and that's what we have to go with). She died in 1997 when she was 122. Kane only has to go another seven years to take the title. The only real problem is that, at her age, seven years are a little hard to come by. So she might not make it but I'm pulling for her. Jeanne's record has stood for 22 years, it's time for a new one. Japanese woman confirmed as world's oldest person aged 116
https://www.nst.com.my/world/2019/03/467566/japanese-woman-confirmed-worlds-oldest-person-aged-116
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• Preston, England
9 Mar
I wonder if I'll see 60, let alone 100 plus
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
9 Mar
I never thought I'd see 30, so anything is possible.
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• Preston, England
9 Mar
@xander6464 I like to think of one of my aunts, told she would die in 6 months in her sixties, she made it to 97
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• Preston, England
10 Mar
@xander6464 probably best not knowing - it is the ultimate surprise party
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@GreatMartin (7799)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
10 Mar
You mean she is even older than you??? 1964????
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
10 Mar
Yep. She's 61 years and one month older than me. Did you ever notice how many great things happened in 1964?
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@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar
I'm impressed. I had to verify one of those ages, Noah's, and you got it on the head. God promised we would live to be 120. She's at least in the running for that. I plan to make it to 120. I have less than 60 years to go. I'm at the halfway point.
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
11 Mar
At the very least, I hope she makes it to 120. She would be only the second person ever to have made it that far. You are in a good position. Medical science advances every day.
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@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar
@xander6464 Yes, it does. So, I'm hoping. I know right now I have too much going on to cash in my chips and go home.
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
11 Mar
@just4him You'll have even more going on when they learn to reverse aging.
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@FayeHazel (25955)
• United States
10 Mar
Wow! Go Kane! As for the Biblical ages, I've often wondered - was a year the same as a year is now? Did the translators figure that out? I'm not sure. Speaking of old age, my great grandma living to only a few months shy of 100. She was told she wouldn't see 60 - because she was short and weight over 300 lbs. But she was a tough lady. She went through a huge trauma - I wonder if it hadn't happened.....
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
11 Mar
I'd really like to see her beat the record. There are so many questions like that where the Bible is concerned. Translations are a big problem and there's a lot of guesswork involved and then there are things like God saying that a day to Him is like a thousand years to us...How and where do you work that into all the calculations? The bright side is that all those things provide an endless amount of debate for Biblical scholars. That's an interesting question. Maybe she'd still be here.
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@FayeHazel (25955)
• United States
11 Mar
@xander6464 Me too. I think an article I read asked her when she was the happiest - and she said "now". I can't find that again though. If so - what a great attitude. As for Great Grandma? She was born 1901 - so for all you know , she may have giving that record a run for it. True - and the fact that the church kept the Bible away from the people for, what decades? Centuries? I often wondered why they kept it for themselves all that time...
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
11 Mar
@FayeHazel Your great grandma would be the oldest living person. That would be awesome. Some churches still discourage reading the Bible. I suspect they wanted (And some still do) to be able to tell their followers that the Bible says whatever it is they want it to say.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
12 Mar
I saw the news and she looks good for her age. I wish my parents to live over 100 too.
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
13 Mar
A lot of people have that wish and someday, it may be granted.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
14 Mar
@xander6464 We all hope so, right?
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
14 Mar
@nela13 I think most do.
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@TheHorse (81608)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Mar
I'm not sure if I'd want to live that long. Would pretty girls still find me "hot"?
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
9 Mar
That depends on how well the age reduction processes work. For Plan B, there's always the android girls who will do, say and think anything you program them to do and only you will know they aren't really human because unless you see them lift a car or something, there is no way to tell they aren't ordinary biological based life-forms.
• United Kingdom
9 Mar
I wouldn't mind living to that age provided my health was good. Unfortunately, it's not going to happen
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@xander6464 (10703)
• Wapello, Iowa
9 Mar
Health is the key. If you could look, feel and perform like you did when you were 35, living to 10,000 or more would be no big deal. But don't count those "It won't happen" chickens before they're hatched. It could turn out that way but some big surprises are on the way that could change everything.