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06/09/2010 03:44 PM ID: 84401 Permalink   

157-Year-Old Woman Discovered?

 

Officials taking the census on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have discovered a woman who claims to have been born in 1853, making her 157. Her adopted daughter, who is 108, backs up her claim.

Turinah reportedly destroyed her identification four decades ago to avoid being linked to communists. The woman still has a clear memory and does things around the house. She provided an eyewitness account of the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.

"There´s no authentic data to prove her age but judging from her statements and the age of her adopted daughter, who´s now 108 years old, it´s difficult to doubt it," said Jhonny Sardjono, an official with the statistics bureau.

 
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  21 Comments
  
  Bartender!?  
 
I´ll have what she´s having.
 
  by: VermiciousG     06/09/2010 05:16 PM     
  @Vermi  
 
Her adopted daughter did not make it to 108 by genetics. So ya, I will have what she is having to.
 
  by: kmazzawi     06/09/2010 05:33 PM     
  .  
 
Uh huh.
 
  by: lafinjack   06/09/2010 05:56 PM     
  Demented old woman  
 
discovered
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   06/09/2010 06:44 PM     
  If it can be verified  
 
that her adopted daughter is 108, she´s got to get some credit for being at least that old. I know records are sketchy in that part of the world, by\ut just because she destroyed her own copy, shouldn´t there be evidence somewhere, other than word of mouth?
 
  by: sandramac   06/09/2010 07:52 PM     
  whaat?  
 
gotta hear more.
 
  by: Mannyishere     06/09/2010 08:35 PM     
  DNA analysis  
 
Must have it. Could be some good discoveries.
 
  by: vhan     06/09/2010 10:13 PM     
  Her mother and father´s graves  
 
If she showed them their graves and there´s a dated tombstone and they took samples of her parents DNA and compared it to hers then that´d be proof enough but there are a lot of ifs in that idea.
 
  by: VermiciousG     06/09/2010 10:18 PM     
  @VermiciousG  
 
what if they were creamated? or killed in the many muslim riots?
 
  by: starlock   06/09/2010 10:47 PM     
  starlock  
 
Exactly what I meant when I typed "but there are a lot of ifs in that idea"
 
  by: VermiciousG     06/09/2010 10:52 PM     
  @  
 
Must agree. Chances are far more likely that she´s just lieing about her age looking for attention. If it´s her family backing it up -- well, family is rarely admissible evidence, since there´s a pretty darn good chance they want the attention too.

Unfortunately, we can´t cut her in half and count the rings, so without solid proof that she is as old as she says, there´s no way I´m going to believe it.
 
  by: velger   06/09/2010 11:46 PM     
  Carbon dating?  
 
It works on old stuff right?
 
  by: common_tater   06/10/2010 12:29 AM     
  OMG She´s a Reverse Psychic!!  
 
Maybe she has ESPN.........

And how did they verify the 108 yr old daughter?

I mean 108 is pretty damn impressive on its own.
 
  by: moxpearl   06/10/2010 03:46 AM     
  cut her open  
 
count the rings
 
  by: djskagnetti     06/10/2010 05:38 AM     
  @common_tater  
 
Due to the way animals work, that won´t help. That is, she may be 100, but her skin material is three days old. Even bones themselves have material displaced about every seven years. There´s nothing to test.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   06/10/2010 06:01 AM     
  The truth is...  
 
... she´s the great great GREAT grandmother of the Nobel prize Winner who discovered the Artery Cleaning Breakthrough that Hugh Downs is pimping in the ad above. Get it and support this site ALL in ONE CLICK.


But wait, that´s not all......
 
  by: ChicksHateMe   06/10/2010 03:18 PM     
  @ moxpearl  
 
"Maybe she has ESPN........."
Please tell me you meant ESP. She only has ESPN if she has cable or satelite.
 
  by: snowztorm29     06/10/2010 07:17 PM     
  WOW!  
 
That´s older than me! I feel so young. Maybe not that young.
 
  by: valkyrie123     06/11/2010 03:51 AM     
  Hey  
 
Don´t go dissin´ my neice!
 
  by: mcink2   06/11/2010 06:55 AM     
  @mcink2  
 
You kids these days...
 
  by: VermiciousG     06/11/2010 06:58 AM     
  hmmm  
 
do other people in the same area experience long life times? worth spending money on anyway.
 
  by: TheDeeder   06/12/2010 07:52 PM     
 
 
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