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    New World's Oldest Man - WWI Veteran

    He was born in 1896. It boogles my mind to think of all the changes he has seen in society, culturally, technologically. He fought in the trenches of WWI with a bayonet on his gun in hand to hand combat and now he is still alive in the age of computer guided missles, robots, humvees, etc.

    'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'

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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    snipped from above link provided by gaia:

    ...Allingham's life has spanned three centuries and six monarchs, starting with Queen Victoria. He has five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild...
    ETA: OT but my Husband's grandmother turned 100 yrs old DEC 2008.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Jun 2009
    Pacific Northwest (WA)
    I had a distant relative who recently died at around 105, and a high school chemistry teacher around here was still teaching at 100, I think. Incredible stuff!

    I can't imagine what that man is thinking.

    I hope I can live to a century. My country will probably get nuked first, though.

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