What's a supercentenarian look like?
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16-08-2013, 02:12 PM
What's a supercentenarian look like?
Like he could kill me just by looking at me funny, that's what. Shocking

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16-08-2013, 02:37 PM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
While he is very old (and anyone could see that just by looking!) it turns out there are no reliable records. Since the oldest verifiable age is 122, with no verifiable living person over 115, and this man claimed (or was claimed) to be 128 and still alive as of 2012 (last record I could find), I'm calling tentative shenanigans.

But he is old. That is certainly true.

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16-08-2013, 03:45 PM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
(16-08-2013 02:37 PM)cjlr Wrote:  While he is very old (and anyone could see that just by looking!) it turns out there are no reliable records. Since the oldest verifiable age is 122, with no verifiable living person over 115, and this man claimed (or was claimed) to be 128 and still alive as of 2012 (last record I could find), I'm calling tentative shenanigans.

But he is old. That is certainly true.

I think what I read is they are relying on Baptismal records that indicate he is 123 yo. He himself don't fucking know how old he is, "I should be about 100 years old or more.'' And I think to qualify for "official" recognition as a supercentenarian the powers that be require 3 separate sources of verification and that ain't gonna happen in this case. But that ain't my point, think fucker could kill me just by looking at me funny is my point. Big Grin

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17-08-2013, 04:44 AM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
Oy, these claims are always interesting, but without documentation, he's just an ancient man claiming something.

Although, maybe the media is putting words in his mouth?
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17-08-2013, 06:03 AM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
I doubt he's claiming anything. He doesn't even know how old he is.

He's not even getting a hearing aid and glasses out of this.

Too bad he never had any sort of education, it would be interesting to hear his views on past events, but he isn't cognizant of them... except for what happened in his tiny environment.

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18-08-2013, 04:21 AM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
(17-08-2013 06:03 AM)Dom Wrote:  I doubt he's claiming anything. He doesn't even know how old he is.

He's not even getting a hearing aid and glasses out of this.

Too bad he never had any sort of education, it would be interesting to hear his views on past events, but he isn't cognizant of them... except for what happened in his tiny environment.
He is claiming to be over 100 years old.
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18-08-2013, 04:54 AM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
(18-08-2013 04:21 AM)Juv Wrote:  
(17-08-2013 06:03 AM)Dom Wrote:  I doubt he's claiming anything. He doesn't even know how old he is.

He's not even getting a hearing aid and glasses out of this.

Too bad he never had any sort of education, it would be interesting to hear his views on past events, but he isn't cognizant of them... except for what happened in his tiny environment.
He is claiming to be over 100 years old.

Around a hundred, yes. But you bet he didn't come forth and try to make publicity for himself and then claim that. The guy is living in a tiny place that is cut off from the world, they just got electricity. I bet there is no lighting in his house. He doesn't even know he could get something out of this. I bet if you stuck him in the middle of a big city he'd totally freak out. He wouldn't even know what to do with money.

Someone ought to give him a pair of glasses. That would likely make his life. Being able to see the beauty of the nature around him again ought to make for a lot of happiness there.

We forget that there are still a ton of people in this world who live very simply and don't think the way we do. The Guiness book of records means diddly to him, if he even knows it exists. He doesn't read. If scientists were to show up to study him, it would ruin his life. I don't think he has a horse in this race. Reporters do.

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18-08-2013, 07:13 AM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
I think it would be funny if goat herding in Bolivia was such a rough job that takes an enormous toll on your very being, that it turns out this guy is only 53.
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18-08-2013, 08:10 AM
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(18-08-2013 07:13 AM)LostLocke Wrote:  I think it would be funny if goat herding in Bolivia was such a rough job that takes an enormous toll on your very being, that it turns out this guy is only 53.
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That is certainly possible. But probably not likely, looking at him. Big Grin

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18-08-2013, 08:19 AM
RE: What's a supercentenarian look like?
A disproportionate number of people on my mother's side went past 100 years, and past 90 on my father's, so I have a good chance of becoming a centenarian. Maybe one day I will be able to show everyone what a super-centenarian looks like. I'll need taxi fare and a trench coat.

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