human longevity update

From: Doug Skrecky (
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 09:36:55 MDT

Currently the oldest living man is Benjamin Harrison Holcomb
of Carnegie, Okla, USA. He is 110 years young.

Possibly the oldest human ever just passed away at age 129.
Her name was Maria do Carmo Jeronimo. According to
baptismal records, she was born into slavery on March 5, 1871,
in Carmo de Minas, Brazil. The Guinness Book of World Records,
can not accept her claim, due to the lack of a birth certificate. No
certificates were issued to slaves.

The oldest acknowledged human ever is still Jeanne Calment of
France, who died August 4, 1997 at age 122.

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