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(CNN)   Aged 118, the world's oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame in Japan. Maybe   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Kane Tanaka, United States, Oldest people, Ancient Olympic Games, oldest Olympic torchbearers, Tanaka's family  
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2021-03-04 10:53:19 PM  
Japan truly does honor their elderly.

Maybe they should honor a motorized cart too.
 
2021-03-05 3:23:02 AM  
They should probably have a backup plan.
 
2021-03-05 3:28:59 AM  

Wanebo: Japan truly does honor their elderly.


I guess once you're too old to sexually assault on the subway, perverts are gonna honor you instead.
 
2021-03-05 3:30:41 AM  

Wanebo: Japan truly does honor their elderly.

Maybe they should honor a motorized cart too.


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In certain respects.
 
2021-03-05 3:34:02 AM  
At least 1,000 Japanese, mostly elderly, die every winter from hypothermia.

The vast majority of Japanese houses do not have insulation, double glazed windows, or permanently installed heating.
 
2021-03-05 3:35:38 AM  
When you are 118 do you assume you WILL  pass in the night?
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I've been too aware of my mortality since I was 5.

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I think it would be cool to see age 500. Absolutely no who knows would be alive.
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Sadly I'll be lucky to see 47.
 
2021-03-05 3:42:13 AM  
Japan discovered a large portion of their elderly were dead in their bedrooms after a quake. That way the families kept their pensions. Are we sure this person is 118, or did they assume an identity long ago?
 
2021-03-05 3:43:14 AM  
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2021-03-05 4:42:22 AM  
That's the beauty of the oldest living person, there will always be one. As long as there are people around to celebrate.
 
2021-03-05 5:55:26 AM  
118 is just insane. Bearing in mind the government retirement age here is still (I think) 60, she's almost double the retirement age.
 
2021-03-05 5:57:22 AM  

WalkingSedgwick: At least 1,000 Japanese, mostly elderly, die every winter from hypothermia.

The vast majority of Japanese houses do not have insulation, double glazed windows, or permanently installed heating.


Um, ok.
 
2021-03-05 7:05:34 AM  
"She lived her life skydiving, banging prostitutes, and doing oldskool biker meth."

(Yes, I realize the japanese tend to live healthy lifestyles which is why they have so many centenarians.)

/Only partly CSB - lost my grandfather last January at 89.  He smoked 70+ years, loved his vodka tonics, and ate steaks bigger than he was multiple times a week.
//Probably wouldn't have made it through covid, he was in assisted living, overweight, had COPD, and had heart problems.  Never figured out why...
 
2021-03-05 7:46:03 AM  

WalkingSedgwick: At least 1,000 Japanese, mostly elderly, die every winter from hypothermia.

The vast majority of Japanese houses do not have insulation, double glazed windows, or permanently installed heating.


We tried to help them with that about 76 years ago, but unaccountably they were a bit offended by it.  Inscrutable, indeed!
 
2021-03-05 8:07:22 AM  

jtown: They should probably have a backup plan.


There will always be a world's oldest person.
 
2021-03-05 8:08:53 AM  
Probably should put the 2nd and 3rd oldest in the on deck circle just to safe.
 
2021-03-05 9:54:45 AM  
 FTA:  her grandson Eiji said: "I don't remember her talking much about the past ... She's very forward thinking -- she really enjoys living in the present."


Ummm... I'm guessing SHE doesn't remember much about the past at this point to talk about.

And yeah she's probably forward thinking, like "I need to poop" ...and living in the present like "Oh, I already pooped"...
 
2021-03-05 10:39:18 AM  
article: 'the supercentenarian -- a person aged over 110 years old -- is determined to walk the final few steps, as she passes the torch to the next runner.'

Get that super girl a cape !
 
2021-03-05 11:02:16 AM  

nanim: article: 'the supercentenarian -- a person aged over 110 years old -- is determined to walk the final few steps, as she passes the torch to the next runner.'

Get that super girl a cape !


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You trying to kill her?
 
2021-03-05 1:30:01 PM  

jtown: They should probably have a backup plan.


Jokes about "oldest person" being the world's most deadly job aside, Kane Tanaka has already held the title for over 2 and a half years. She's got a lot of experience not dying.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2021-03-05 1:44:43 PM  
Ever since the stupid Jeanne Calment nonsense I'm super-skeptical of people who approach record age.
 
2021-03-05 2:34:06 PM  

jvl: Ever since the stupid Jeanne Calment nonsense I'm super-skeptical of people who approach record age.


What nonsense? The fact that some Russian researchers suggested, with zero evidence, that an entire French town got in on a multi-decade conspiracy to make some lady in a nursing home feel special?

The closest thing to science in those accusations was that 122 is a major outlier. The longer Kane Tanaka and others live, the more that line of reasoning is weakened.
 
2021-03-05 2:44:37 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: At least 1,000 Japanese, mostly elderly, die every winter from hypothermia.

The vast majority of Japanese houses do not have insulation, double glazed windows, or permanently installed heating.


You must be so fun at parties.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2021-03-05 6:52:49 PM  

Algebrat: jvl: Ever since the stupid Jeanne Calment nonsense I'm super-skeptical of people who approach record age.

What nonsense? The fact that some Russian researchers suggested, with zero evidence, that an entire French town got in on a multi-decade conspiracy to make some lady in a nursing home feel special?

The closest thing to science in those accusations was that 122 is a major outlier. The longer Kane Tanaka and others live, the more that line of reasoning is weakened.


Unreasonable outlier, had a kid about the right age, had financial motive for the kid to "become" the mom, lived with the kid's "widower," physically about 20 years younger than her claimed age.
 
2021-03-05 7:50:33 PM  
You go girl. Come on lady, make it 3 more years. 121. Because the Bible says that God says no one will live past 120 anymore. Show him up. :)
The early ones like Adam used to live to be a thousand. So it says. There have already been 121 year olds but they are not well documented for their birth data.
 
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