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How to lie about your age and get away with it

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Tue Feb 14 07:36:20 EST 1995

On Tue, 14 Feb 1995, Steve Chambers wrote:

> These questions were posed to me the other day:
> A well-preserved 70 year old man presents himself at hospital, claims 
> he's 60, and has a fake driver's license to prove it.
> (2)	Is there any biological or physiological measurement that could
> 	pinpoint his actual age? (I couldn't think of any easy one.)
Certainly you have pointed out a substantial area of age reporting fraud.

By checking the layers of scales of his teeth, the physician can 
discriminate effectively.  The scale-ometer is cost-prohibitive, however 
and older people get away with receiving medical treatment meant for the 
more youthful.

Then there's this new research that's likely to stop the aging process 
and the scale-ometer won't be effective any more.

I've been at this computer too long.  Dry humor is probably inappropriate 
for this newsgroup.

> A virtual penny for your 
thoughts? > > -- >  ________________________ 
> (I_lurk,_therefore_I_am!_\ ,,,                    Steve Chambers
>                           (o o)   steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz
> ----------------------oOO--(_)--OOo-----------------------------

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