Re: oldest person

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 3 Jun 1997 10:30:51 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, Tony B. Csoka wrote:

> 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.

As Leonard Hayflick points out in his excellent if conservative _How
and Why We Age_, there appears to be more very old people in areas
where it is harder to document their ages. The Brazilian woman may
belong in this category, Calment is apparently documented.

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