Sunday, June 20, 2010

Britains's Oldest Working Man is 95 Years Old !

According to the ITN News Service, Sid Prior is Britian's oldest working person. He started working at the age of 14 and is now working at the age of 95 at a British B&Q store.

"A study published last year by the World Economic Forum showed that over-50s make up the majority of the labour force in Finland and Switzerland. France, Germany and Britain are expected to follow within 30 years."

Human longevity does have its benefits; espcially to those who make the most of it.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Census Finds 157 Year Old Woman in Indonesia

In case you had not heard yet, various news agencies reported this week that Indonesia officials "accidentally" found a 157 year old woman in their country while taking a country wide census.

From an ABC news article:

"Census officials have said they believe the woman's [157 year old] claims to have been born in 1853, when Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata debuted in Venice, the Crimean War erupted and San Francisco got its first street signs at intersections."

"There's no authentic data to prove her age but judging from her statements and the age of her adopted daughter, who's now 108 years old, it's difficult to doubt it," statistics bureau official Jhonny Sardjono said Monday.


"Despite her age she still has an incredible memory, clear sight and has no hearing problems. She speaks Dutch quite fluently," he said.


"He said Ms Turinah burnt all her identification documents to avoid being linked to an alleged communist coup in 1965."

Here is another case of a centenarian who has successfully avoided the media, the public, scientists, and the Guinness World Book of Records; yet she lives among us today.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Boy Miraculously Survives 70 Foot Fall - No Broken Bones

Is this possible? Can people, especially a 4 year old boy, survive certain death?

According to this article "Landed by the Hand of God" by By Brian Hamacher and Todd Wright of NBC-Miami, it has happened.

The article describes how a 4 year old named Joey Williams fell 7 stories from a balcony of the Doubletree Grand Hotel in Miami, bounced in a tree, than landed on a hard dirt patch of ground, just missing pipes and sprinklers all over the ground.

Obviously, there is more to surviving certain death than a good diet and plenty of exercise. How this toddler was so "lucky" is something that will be discussed for many years.

However many of us now know it was not luck but something far more powerful and predictable involved. This is another secret of achieving immortality.