Wednesday, August 4, 2010

“Grandma started running when she was 60. Now she’s 97 and we don’t know where she is.”

The Japanese people are famous for their longevity – but there’s been some suspicion as to whether the oldest-living-people are still actually living.

An 111-year man, recognized as the oldest in Tokyo, was revealed to have been dead and mummified for thirty years. His family had been still reaping his benefits.

When they visited the home of the oldest woman (113), they found it had been demolished.

It seems there are quite a few Japanese people over one hundred years old are missing. I can understand the first instance where there was obviously some trickery, but are all of the families being dishonest? If not, I am boggled how one could just casually misplace one’s grandparent.


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