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World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 18, 2023 12:32PM
[www.cbsnews.com]

The world's oldest known person, French nun Sister André, has died at the age of 118, her spokesperson confirmed to AFP Tuesday.

Sister André, whose real name is Lucile Randon, died in her sleep in Toulon, France, according to David Tavella with the Sainte-Catherine Laboure nursing home.

"There is great sadness, but…it was her desire to join her beloved brother," Tavella told AFP. "For her, it's a liberation."

Sister André, born on Feb. 11, 1904, was believed to be the oldest living person in the world, according to Guinness World Records, which recognized her status in April 2022 after the death of 119-year-old Kane Tanaka of Japan.



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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 18, 2023 12:37PM
This happens with alarming frequency. I'm beginning to think being the world's oldest person is a death sentence,
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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 18, 2023 12:42PM
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Acer
This happens with alarming frequency. I'm beginning to think being the world's oldest person is a death sentence,

smiley-laughing001

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Stories like this are incomplete without a recommendation on how to live so long. Which brand of brandy should I drink? Which brand of cigar?







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2023 12:45PM by mattkime.
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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 18, 2023 03:00PM
Imagine reaching 100 and living for another whole "childhood period."



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 18, 2023 03:03PM
RgrF just moved up in the rankings.



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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 18, 2023 03:08PM
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Speedy
RgrF just moved up in the rankings.

old fogey smiley



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 18, 2023 03:14PM
Next!






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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: bfd
Date: January 18, 2023 07:06PM
118 years is seriously getting into Galapagos tortoise territory! (though at least one captive Galapagos tortoise lived at least 175 years).

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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: davester
Date: January 18, 2023 09:39PM
...and staying with mammals, a bowhead whale can live more than 200 years.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: World's oldest known person, dies at 118
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 18, 2023 10:13PM
There's a fungus in Oregon chuckling at us puny short-timers:

"In 1988, Greg Whipple was the first Forest Service employee to investigate the Armillaria infestation in the Malheur National Forest, where the most common tree infested by the fungus is the grand fir. At first, the Humongous Fungus appeared to cover 400 acres, but additional genetic research determined that it was a single organism covering 2,385 acres. It is estimated to weigh as much as 35,000 tons and may be 8,650 years old."

[www.oregonencyclopedia.org]
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