Want To Live To Be 100...Meet The Five Oldest People In The World..And You Won't

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  1. teehee

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    Howard related because they look better..
    I REALLY DO NOT want to live to be 100....yikes..
    Meet The 5 Oldest People In The World And Learn Their Secrets To A Long Life
    Posted: 02/11/2015 6:57 am EST Updated: 02/12/2015 9:59 am EST
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    We can all agree that it's a great feat to live to be 100 -- but it's an even greater feat if you live well, well past it. Believe it or not, the five oldest people in the world today were all born in the 1800s! These supercentenarians, as they're called, have lived through world wars, the sinking of the Titanic, the space race and much much more. But what's even more astounding is that when they were born, the life expectancy for people in the U.S. was just around 60. The oldest among them, Misao Okawa of Japan, has nearly doubled that as she heads toward her 117th birthday in March. Here are the five oldest people in the world and their candid tips for living a long, long life:

    1. Misao Okawa, 116, Japan
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    Okawa was born in Osaka, Japan in 1898 and became the oldest person in the world when another Japanese centenarian, Jiroemon Kimura, passed away in 2013. Okawa lives in a retirement community and eats three square meals a day. She especially likes sushi which she makes sure to have at least once a month. But more important than diet are these three key tenets: “Eat and sleep and you will live a long time,” she told The Telegraph on her 116th birthday. “You have to learn to relax.” She also is said to sleep eight hours every night. Good, sound advice we think.

    2. Gertrude Weaver, 116, Arkansas
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    Weaver is America's oldest living person and celebrates her birthday on the 4th of July. She lives in a care facility and is said to still be relatively active. She says it's her faith that keeps her going. "You have to follow God. Don't follow anyone else," she told the Camden News on her 116th birthday. "Be obedient and follow the laws and don't worry about anything. I've followed him for many, many years and I ain't tired."

    3. Jeralean Talley, 115, Michigan

    115 YEAR OLD JERALEAN TALLEY THE OLDEST LIVING AMERICAN/FACEBOOK
    Talley grew up in the South and was married for 52 years, until her husband passed away. She lives with her daughter and enjoys playing with her great-great-grandkids and even takes an annual fishing trip! Talley's advice for a long life is perfectly simple: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, that's my way of living," she told a Michigan news affiliate in 2013.

    4. Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115, New York
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    At 115, Mushatt Jones is as feisty as ever. She loves bacon, scrambled eggs and grits every day for breakfast -- not exactly something that is a recipe for long life, you'd think. But except for vision loss due to glaucoma, the only health problem she is medicated for is blood pressure. She's also said to have an affinity for lacy lingerie. "You can never get too old to wear fancy stuff," she's said, according to TIME. You go, girl.

    5. Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, 115, Italy
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    Morano-Martinuzzi was born just days before the turn of the century in November 1899. It's her slightly unusual diet which she credits for her longevity. When she was just 20, Morano-Martinuzzi says that a doctor told her to have one raw and one cooked egg daily, which she does to this day. She also keeps dinner light, having just a glass of milk, she told an Italian newspaper, La Stampa. Or maybe it's getting enough sleep that's doing the trick. She follows the old adage of early to bed, early to rise. She goes to bed at around 7 p.m. and wakes up just before 6 a.m.

    Incredible.

     
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    I wanna go as long as my money last.
     
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    God bless them all there all lovely ladies, just wondering if any of these lucky gals were drinkers or smokers.
     
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    You never know. it's the luck of the draw. I've known health nuts that died of cancer in their fifties and people live forever smoking and drinking.

    I've seen so many old people alive but not really living. My mom was in and out of these homes for "rehab". It broke my heart to see those poor people..My friends dad was a big strapping guy. He was a detective. Now he is frail, is in adult diapers and does not know who my friend is. Someone once said getting old aint for sissies..That is the truth..

    I'm for quality of life..Not quantity..If I got lucky and had both, groovy..
     
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    i don't want to live a particularly long life...i want to checkout as soon as it stops being fun. i also don't want to get to the point where i look like a piece of dried-up fruit.

    that's just how i feel about myself. i want everyone i love to live very long, happy lives.
     
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    Ah....I don't mind looking like an old dried up fruit as long as I can still enjoy life.

    I'm not talking about bungee jumping or driving a race car at 115 years old. ..
    But if I could still enjoy a nice meal...the sun 9 my face....a drive in the country..hell, sign me up!
     
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    I don't think I'll live a real long time. I've been smoking weed since 9th grade, I flipping love beer and I've been known to enjoy Rx's. But more than likely, I'm going to get a splinter in my ass, go septic and die.
    And forget cremation...I'll burn for months.

    :burp: :bong::oderus:

    F. Mutt
     
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    I wonder if you can still make them moan to the moon?
     
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    Thanks but no thanks.. My son has instructions to pull the plug when the nurses are on break.
     
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    :rolleyeup:

    This, I have a living will. I have seen too much lingering..
     
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    me too and a DNR and instructions to keep me out of those wacky Catholic hospitals
     
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    All women. :cheer2:
     
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    I think they have abide by your wishes, wherever you are..
     
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    Nope
     
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    That's because men know when to get off stage and leave a good looking corpse. :spin:
     
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    my great grandpa saul had jet black hair into his 90's
     
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    Odd that there is only one alternative to death.
     
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    I know a guy that is going to have his head frozen right after he dies...his wife is too. So????
     
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    Their husbands were tired of hearing their crap years ago so they decided to depart.
     
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