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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You really can live forever. I come across this info. Has anyone tried??