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Trivia Longevity

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Longevity Trivia

1. The oldest living person currently is 116 years old.   She is Besse Cooper of  the United States as of November 16, 2012.

2. The longest documented lifespan of anyone was 122 years and 164 days.  That record belonged to Jeanne Calment of France.

3. The country with the most oldest people is the United States.

4. One of the biggest jumps in life expectancy coincided with the introduction of sewers, which greatly reduced the spread of disease.

5. Life expectancy is longest in Andorra (83.53 years).  The United States is 47th with a life expectancy of 78.14 years.

6. Persons with serious mental illness die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general public.

7. Neanderthal Man is thought to have had a lifespan of about 20 years.

8. People living in first world countries now have a life expectancy of 77 – 83 years.  People living in third world countries have a life expectancy of 35 – 60 years.

9. Of the 100 oldest people in the world, 89 are female and 11 are male.