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(BBC)   Last survivor of the 19th century dies, Italian woman who outlasted nearly as many Italian governments as years she was alive   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2017-04-15 04:00:52 PM  
Credits longevity to "bunga-bunga parties."
 
2017-04-15 04:23:37 PM  
If I ever make it to stupidly old age when people ask what my secret is I'd make something up, like I ate a pine cone every day or something.

"She had attributed her longevity to her genetics and a diet of three eggs a day, two of them raw."

Bingo.
 
2017-04-15 04:56:21 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Credits longevity to "bunga-bunga parties."


Live by bunga-bunga, die by snu-snu.
 
2017-04-15 04:56:48 PM  
If I'd lived through the whole 20th Century, I wonder what I'd conclude.

"That was weird," probably.
 
2017-04-15 04:59:15 PM  
She didn't look a day over 116.
 
2017-04-15 05:01:14 PM  
biatch so old, osteoporosis has her.
 
2017-04-15 05:03:36 PM  
Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century
 
2017-04-15 05:06:11 PM  
i'll bet she still doesn't look a day over how old she looked yesterday
 
2017-04-15 05:06:48 PM  
Grim Reaper: "I have come to take you away."
116 year old Emma Morano: "What?"
Grim Reaper: "I HAVE COME TO TAKE YOU AWAY!"
Emma" "You want to make me a steak?"
Grim Reaper: "Ahhh, forget it. I'll come back later."
 
2017-04-15 05:07:04 PM  

puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century


Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.
 
2017-04-15 05:12:13 PM  
She was born a month before my grandmother was. Died in 1988
 
2017-04-15 05:12:31 PM  

Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.


you can't have a thread without one pedant
 
2017-04-15 05:15:38 PM  

Astorix: She was born a month before my grandmother was. Died in 1988


Quitter.
 
2017-04-15 05:17:09 PM  
"But it was also down to a rather unusual diet of three eggs - two raw - each day for more than 90 years."

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2017-04-15 05:19:18 PM  

Astorix: Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.

you can't have a thread without one pedant


Being right is pedantic ?
 
TFA has it right by saying she was the last person still alive who was born in the 1800s, subby screwed up by saying that she was the last person still alive born in the 19th century.
 
2017-04-15 05:21:29 PM  

puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century


For that matter, Nabi Tajima is still alive as well.
 
2017-04-15 05:25:37 PM  
I doubt I'll be alive in the 22nd century attributing my longevity to alcohol, steak, bacon and working a shiatty job.
 
2017-04-15 05:27:03 PM  
capt.hollister: Astorix: Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.

you can't have a thread without one pedant

Being right is pedantic ?
 
TFA has it right by saying she was the last person still alive who was born in the 1800s, subby screwed up by saying that she was the last person still alive born in the 19th century.

We should also add "officially", because there's probably some 700 year old Pacific islander out there, right? They just suck at paperwork.
 
2017-04-15 05:28:33 PM  
Hey, she lived to see fascist governments twice...once in the 20th Century in Europe and again in the 21st in America. "Ci risiamo."
 
2017-04-15 05:29:31 PM  
I'll be lucky to live to the 2020s at this rate
 
2017-04-15 05:33:51 PM  

Astorix: Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.

you can't have a thread without one pedant


I can't be the only f*cker on the planet who was annoyed by people celebrating the start of the so-called "new millennium" back in 2000.
 
2017-04-15 05:41:26 PM  
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2017-04-15 05:44:21 PM  
I'd be 129 in 2100.  I think I'm going to have to start exercising and eating healthy or eating raw eggs.
 
2017-04-15 05:57:19 PM  

iron de havilland: Astorix: Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.

you can't have a thread without one pedant

I can't be the only f*cker on the planet who was annoyed by people celebrating the start of the so-called "new millennium" back in 2000.


In late 1999, there was a TV station that kept running promos that said, "As we enter the second millennium..." until I reminded them that not only would it be not a new millennium, but what was coming was the THIRD one....
 
2017-04-15 05:58:36 PM  
It's crazy to think that there was someone born in the 19th century still alive in 2017. This lady was in her 40's during WW2.
 
2017-04-15 06:00:33 PM  
I've noticed all these "oldest person dies" articles seem to make note of their diet, and they're all super bland and consistent.

On the other hand they set their diets when polio was the latest fad and modern abundance wasn't available to them, so I don't think diet is the main factor.

I'd be surprised if the current generation doesn't average out at her age.

/Unless the anti-vaxxers get their way.
//Maybe it's a eugenics movement? That would be super subtle and probably the only one that would work
 
2017-04-15 06:02:38 PM  

puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century


And a Jamaican newspaper/site promoted her to "oldest person alive" about 15 minutes ago. So she will have at least her 15 minutes of fame.
 
2017-04-15 06:05:19 PM  

iron de havilland: Astorix: Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.

you can't have a thread without one pedant

I can't be the only f*cker on the planet who was annoyed by people celebrating the start of the so-called "new millennium" back in 2000.


You know who was to blame for that?
Prince.

It's alright, two blow-out New Year's Eves :-D
 
2017-04-15 06:06:01 PM  
My paternal grandmother made it to 101, only because heaven didn't want her and hell was afraid of her.  Of course, she is the relative most of the family associates me with dammit.  Who wants to live so freaking long.?  Only the good die young, so I assume every Farker is going to live forever.  We'll be fighting with the cockroaches for scraps.
 
2017-04-15 06:07:05 PM  

Billy Liar: iron de havilland: Astorix: Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.

you can't have a thread without one pedant

I can't be the only f*cker on the planet who was annoyed by people celebrating the start of the so-called "new millennium" back in 2000.

In late 1999, there was a TV station that kept running promos that said, "As we enter the second millennium..." until I reminded them that not only would it be not a new millennium, but what was coming was the THIRD one....


Pretty sure there was a prominent goof in Sleepy Hollow (Burton, Depp &c, c. 1999) where Depp's character mentioned something about them entering a new millennium, instead of a new century.

Yeah, things like this don't grind my gears at all.

/Luckily for the rest of the world, I have gin, tonic, and no easy access to firearms.
 
2017-04-15 06:10:45 PM  

lindalouwho: You know who was to blame for that?
Prince.


I'm afraid it's worse than that, Linda o_o;

Robbie Williams - Millennium
Youtube xcWOviMI6Lk
 
2017-04-15 06:16:47 PM  

Mister Peejay: puckrock2000: Sorry, failmitter - Violet Brown is still alive.

/yes, 1900 is still the 19th Century

Welp, I'm just going to go avoid where this thread is going.


Aspieville?
 
2017-04-15 06:25:21 PM  
The females in my family all lived into their 80's or 90's. The males do not tend to fare as well. My gransfather was 65 when he popped his clogs, and my father was 65 when he turned his toes up too.

I'm 64.
 
2017-04-15 06:27:08 PM  
The death of each super-centenarian saddens me because we lose a living connection to the past. Personally, I knew a number of very old people when I was a child. My great-grandmother was not a pleasant woman but I remember dancing ring-around-the-rosey with her. My great-great uncle, who was known as "Uncle Jim" although technically he was Uncle to my grandfather and not my uncles and aunts, was a grand old gent who wore white suits in the summer, a hat and carried a cane, looking something like Mark Twain.

He was nearly as old as Canada itself, and had the chance to vote in Elections in which Sir John A. MacDonald, who wrote most of the British North America Act (1867) and Sir Wilfred Laurier (the rakish French Canadian Liberal) were candidates as well as party leaders.

The old lady in the rocking chair in the Seventies at a century farm my cousins carved out of the woods was the grand mother of my Grandmother's cousins when she was just a girl. She was over 90 at the time and thus born well within the 19th century.

When I took up genealogy around 13, my Grandfather's memories of his paternal line turned out to be accurate all the way back to the American Revolutionary War, which sparked a small revolution in the Parish where my French Canadian ancestors lived. My family benefited from my ancestors loyalty to the British against the Pro-American Party. As a result some other men (also relations, naturally) where hanged for treason and some lucrative business and land fell into my family's hands. This was living memory within my lifetime, now it is just history and genealogy.

Like every young person I should have asked more questions, listened more, written more down, so that this stock of living memory could flow onwards, but like all young people I trusted to memory and went on with my own life, no matter how insignificant it may seem now.

I did get to spend a lot of time with my grandparents and learned a lot from them, but memory is constantly being buried or re-written.
 
2017-04-15 06:31:29 PM  

stonelotus: "But it was also down to a rather unusual diet of three eggs - two raw - each day for more than 90 years."

[img.fark.net image 480x360]


Shigeo Tokuda, 82 only became an adult entertainer when he was around the age of 70 and credits his amazing stamina to eating eggs every day, The Sun reports.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/how-the-world​s​-oldest-porn-star-keeps-it-up-for-so-long/news-story/7d1b54eabb8d2dba7​01c952b6ac7ce3e
 
2017-04-15 06:34:21 PM  

uber humper: stonelotus: "But it was also down to a rather unusual diet of three eggs - two raw - each day for more than 90 years."

[img.fark.net image 480x360]

Shigeo Tokuda, 82 only became an adult entertainer when he was around the age of 70 and credits his amazing stamina to eating eggs every day, The Sun reports.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/how-the-worlds​-oldest-porn-star-keeps-it-up-for-so-long/news-story/7d1b54eabb8d2dba7​01c952b6ac7ce3e


Absorbing the youth of the unborn?
 
2017-04-15 06:34:41 PM  
Story is a lie.  The oldest living person is still alive.
 
hej [recently expired TotalFark]
2017-04-15 06:40:18 PM  
Rule 34 in play.
 
2017-04-15 06:40:45 PM  

brantgoose: My great-grandmother was not a pleasant woman but I remember dancing ring-around-the-rosey with her


A-one-and-a-two...

"Ring Around-A-Rosy Rag" Arlo Guthrie
Youtube OCcP6vjC9gQ
 
2017-04-15 06:43:19 PM  

Nick Nostril: It's crazy to think that there was someone born in the 19th century still alive in 2017. This lady was in her 40's during WW2.


probably farked lots of soldiers
 
2017-04-15 06:44:08 PM  

brantgoose: The death of each super-centenarian saddens me because we lose a living connection to the past. Personally, I knew a number of very old people when I was a child. My great-grandmother was not a pleasant woman but I remember dancing ring-around-the-rosey with her. My great-great uncle, who was known as "Uncle Jim" although technically he was Uncle to my grandfather and not my uncles and aunts, was a grand old gent who wore white suits in the summer, a hat and carried a cane, looking something like Mark Twain.

He was nearly as old as Canada itself, and had the chance to vote in Elections in which Sir John A. MacDonald, who wrote most of the British North America Act (1867) and Sir Wilfred Laurier (the rakish French Canadian Liberal) were candidates as well as party leaders.

The old lady in the rocking chair in the Seventies at a century farm my cousins carved out of the woods was the grand mother of my Grandmother's cousins when she was just a girl. She was over 90 at the time and thus born well within the 19th century.

When I took up genealogy around 13, my Grandfather's memories of his paternal line turned out to be accurate all the way back to the American Revolutionary War, which sparked a small revolution in the Parish where my French Canadian ancestors lived. My family benefited from my ancestors loyalty to the British against the Pro-American Party. As a result some other men (also relations, naturally) where hanged for treason and some lucrative business and land fell into my family's hands. This was living memory within my lifetime, now it is just history and genealogy.

Like every young person I should have asked more questions, listened more, written more down, so that this stock of living memory could flow onwards, but like all young people I trusted to memory and went on with my own life, no matter how insignificant it may seem now.

I did get to spend a lot of time with my grandparents and learned a lot from them, but memory is constantly being buried ...


Writing stuff down beats memory all the time. Through nature taking its course, my brother several years ago would up the curator of several plastic totes full of expensive studio-shot family photos dating from 1910 through the fifties, all without a clue who most of them were. Luckily, we had a living great-aunt approaching 100, and she gave us captions for nearly all of them. Good thing we called her into service when we did, because she went totally blind not long after.
 
2017-04-15 06:44:42 PM  

cherryl taggart: My paternal grandmother made it to 101, only because heaven didn't want her and hell was afraid of her.  Of course, she is the relative most of the family associates me with dammit.  Who wants to live so freaking long.?  Only the good die young, so I assume every Farker is going to live forever.  We'll be fighting with the cockroaches for scraps.


just eat the cockroaches
 
2017-04-15 06:45:16 PM  

Mussel Shoals: Hey, she lived to see fascist governments twice...once in the 20th Century in Europe and again in the 21st in America. "Ci risiamo."


really?  only twice?
 
2017-04-15 06:50:15 PM  
Fark you 2017!!!
 
2017-04-15 06:59:40 PM  

stonelotus: Mussel Shoals: Hey, she lived to see fascist governments twice...once in the 20th Century in Europe and again in the 21st in America. "Ci risiamo."

really?  only twice?


You have a point.
 
2017-04-15 07:07:58 PM  
Ever notice no one keeps that "oldest living person" title for long?

/There must be a lot of competition
 
2017-04-15 07:12:10 PM  

Ron Vibbentrop: If I ever make it to stupidly old age when people ask what my secret is I'd make something up, like I ate a pine cone every day or something.

"She had attributed her longevity to her genetics and a diet of three eggs a day, two of them raw."

Bingo.


Why is it always some gross old fogey meal these people accredit? "I eat 3 oz of flour and a can of sardines" "I eat a whole mess of liver and onions" "I eat a can of Spam and three prunes"
 
2017-04-15 07:16:52 PM  
How crazy is it to realize that when she was born, people were still getting around mostly by horses, and she lived long enough to see space travel become a tourist trade?

If I live 117 years, I'll make it to the year 2095. Who knows how different the world will be by then?
 
2017-04-15 07:17:52 PM  

dyhchong: I've noticed all these "oldest person dies" articles seem to make note of their diet, and they're all super bland and consistent.


That's because humans really, really hate to not be in control of things like when they die, so they have invented this idea that if they just get the exact right diet they can live forever, or at the very least, extend their lifespan. Diet is something they can control, so sense of control over when they die is regained.

"Her doctor of 27 years, Carlo Bava, had told AFP news agency that she rarely ate vegetables or fruit." This will of course be ignored, as it doesn't fit in with the current ideas on what a person should eat to live a long life. (And it means you've forced yourself to eat all those awful green vegetables you hate, for nothing.)
 
2017-04-15 07:32:13 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ever notice no one keeps that "oldest living person" title for long?

/There must be a lot of competition


I think Jeanne Calment held it for a long time.
 
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