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David Lloyd-Jones david.lloyd-jones at canrem.com
Thu Feb 23 12:53:00 EST 1995

 lpddist at mserv1.dl.ac.uk writes:
RN+Whatever the claims of exceptional longevity in old and new mythologies, for
  +gerontologists Madame Calment is/has been the longest lived human being ever
  +Every passing day in her life sets a new record for human longevity.

Madame Calment still has 237 days to go for the validated record.  This 
was the lifespan of the Japanese gentleman we saw on TV a couple of 
years ago on *his* 120th birthday. 
I wish her well in making the record.
What both these people of Mosaic age seem to have had in common is a 
lust for life.  The media were not too specific about Mlle Calment's 
meeting with Van Gogh, but it is clear she got out and about.  Oshima, 
I think his name was, drank his daily shot of arrack, a vile peasant 
vodka which is probably full of nutrients unknown to conventional 
Anybody doing any research on that "champagne" stuff Calment was seen 

david.lloyd-jones at canrem.com

 * 1st 1.11 #3818 * But I'm a vegetarian.  OK, I guess we eat you first.

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