New World's Oldest Man - WWI Veteran

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  1. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090619/lf_nm_life/us_britain_oldest
     
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  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Amazing:

    snipped from above link provided by gaia:

    ETA: OT but my Husband's grandmother turned 100 yrs old DEC 2008.
     
  4. Syttende

    Syttende New Member

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    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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