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Woman in China claims to be 127 years old

Posted on Thursday, 6 September, 2012 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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If Luo Meizhen's claim is accurate then she would be the oldest human being to have ever lived.

Meizhen lives in China's Guangxi province and has one son who she claims she gave birth to at the age of 61. Her alleged date of birth is believed to be August 25th, 1885 - making her a full five years older than the previously recognized record holder. Meizhen celebrated her 127th birthday with rice, pork, duck, chicken and cake.

Despite many residents in China's Bama County reaching 100 years of age, Meizhen's claim of being 127 has been met with a considerable degree of skepticism. By contrast, the oldest verified living person has only just turned 116.

"A woman from the Guangxi province of China is claiming to be 127-years-old, a figure that would eclipse the world’s verified oldest person by five years."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Likely Guy on 7 September, 2012, 4:50
She's only above the oldest verifiable age (Jeanne Calment) by about 4 1/2 years. So, who knows. Her giving birth at the age of 61, I'm more suspicious about. But then again she's older than the Guinness Book, so again, who knows? She could tell you and me a lot of things.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Eldorado on 7 September, 2012, 5:51
what do you buy 127 year old. ? Diapers, sweets, Scotch, colourful drinking straws and extra diapers. Or clothes that look ridiculous.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Mr Right Wing on 7 September, 2012, 11:31
She's only above the oldest verifiable age (Jeanne Calment) by about 4 1/2 years. So, who knows. Her giving birth at the age of 61, I'm more suspicious about. But then again she's older than the Guinness Book, so again, who knows? She could tell you and me a lot of things. Actually thats the kind of thing that would need to happen. Dietry restriction with high nutrition extends female fertility too. The scientists need to look at her diet to see if its plant based with the occasional bit of meat.
Comment icon #16 Posted by dharma warrior on 7 September, 2012, 16:02
Fact of the matter is that she is actually 135 years old. Why do women feel the need to lie about their age?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Eldorado on 7 September, 2012, 18:05
Fact of the matter is that she is actually 135 years old. Why do women feel the need to lie about their age? Vanity. Same reason men lie about their penis size and it's capabilities. In my opinion.
Comment icon #18 Posted by thewonderman on 7 September, 2012, 22:31
Actually thats the kind of thing that would need to happen. Dietry restriction with high nutrition extends female fertility too. The scientists need to look at her diet to see if its plant based with the occasional bit of meat. She celebrated her birthday with rice, pork, duck and chicken... Chinese people eat A LOT of meat.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Realm on 20 October, 2012, 7:50
She doesn't look a day over 118.
Comment icon #20 Posted by coldethyl on 20 October, 2012, 23:50
Just by looks, I'd believe her. Or that she's on meth and 27.
Comment icon #21 Posted by spud the mackem on 21 October, 2012, 10:24
2 Irish guys looking over a cemetary wall,Pat says,theres old mother Riley she went at 106,and there's Flanaghan he went at 121,then he looked down beside him and said,Jays it says on this one Miles T- Dublin 156. Wow !
Comment icon #22 Posted by Eldorado on 21 October, 2012, 13:32
Dietry restriction with high nutrition extends female fertility too. The scientists need to look at her diet to see if its plant based with the occasional bit of meat. I've noticed too that women who enjoy just the occasional bit of meat seem to live to a ripe old age. Unlike those greedy ones. I'm sure I read that the average life expectancy of a female adult-entertainer is around 37 or summat, e.g. Edit to remove video of greedy adult-entertainers lest I get banned.


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