Re: oldest person

Tony B. Csoka (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 14:15:24 -0700 (PDT)

What are you talking about?

I pointed out a web site and a TV program that mentioned a Brazilian
woman who claims to be 126 yrs. old. I do not know what proof she has of
this claim. If any further discussion has taken place on this list since
then, please let me know because I did not receive those messages.

Tony B. Csoka

On Mon,
2 Jun 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> There has been a bunch of misinformation on this in the last few days.
> The oldest confirmed individual alive (now or ever) is Jeanne Calment,
> a resident of Arles, France who is now 122 years old.
> Madame Calment reputedly remembers being introduced to Vincent Van
> Gough as a young girl. She was apparently not very impressed by him.
> I will point out that Madame Calment has been what society would
> consider "elderly" for most of her life -- an interesting notion from
> my perspective.
> Perry