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NEWS: Forty UK centenarians celebrate birthdays every day

There are some remarkable statistics in the latest Office of National Statistics report on the very old in the UK. But the most eye-catching is the fact that in 2014 there were 14,450 centenarians, a huge rise from the estimated 3,250 just 30 years ago. 364 more words

24/101: Whisky

What is it with whisky? Lots of our centenarians have thought that a shot or two of Scotch was the reason they’ve made it to 100. 635 more words


Uncle Joe Bullen ©

John J. Bullen, born Jan. 21, 1873, died May 9, 1974.

The high-back wicker chair creaked contentedly each time he shifted his weight despite there being very little weight to shift. 1,703 more words

Jeanne Calment - World's Oldest Person

The following description was copied from the Wikipedia description of this extraordinary woman:

Jeanne Louise Calment 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. 580 more words


100-Year-Old Santa Clara Track Star Keeps Breaking Records

SANTA CLARA (KPIX 5) – Most days, Don Pellman is kept busy caring for his wife Marjoree at their apartment in Santa Clara.

Pellman, who turned 100 years old last month, broke several world records for people his age at a track meet on Sunday. 222 more words


23/101: Determination

Determination is the secret to a longer life, says 101-year-old Beatie Johnson – and her opinion is worthy of respect since Beatie must have needed lots of determination in a far-from-easy life. 430 more words


WATCH: White House sends 101st birthday greeting to 1-year-old Utah baby

In the U.S., any American citizen can receive a presidential greeting if they are celebrating a birthday beyond 80, retiring after serving 20 years or getting married. 100 more words