How many of us can live until 100 years old? According to a research, the average life span of a man is 70 and 75 for a woman. There are many factors that affect the human’s longevity such as living lifestyle, environmental pollution and diseases.
According to the Wikipedia, the oldest person ever in the world was Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days in 1997. On 31 January, 2011, the world’s oldest living person, Eunice Sanborn was died at the age of 114 years, 195 days. Currently, Besse Cooper from United States became the World’s oldest living person upon Sanborn’s death. Her age is 114 years, 186 days as of 28 February 2011.
Top 5 Oldest People Living Supercentenarians
There are currently 91 verified living supercentenarians (living people who have reached the age of at least 110 years). Among the 91 living supercentenarians, only 6 of them are male and the rest 85 are female. Below is a list of top 5 oldest verified living Supercentenarians in our world.
|Name||Sex||Birth Date||Age as of Feb, 2011||Country|
|Besse Cooper||Female||26 August 1896||114 years, 186 days||United States|
|Walter Breuning||Male||21 September 1896||114 years, 160 days||United States|
|Chiyono Hasegawa||Female||20 November 1896||114 years, 100 days||Japan|
|Venere Pizzinato||Female||23 November 1896||114 years, 97 days||Italy|
|Shige Hirooka||Female||16 January 1897||114 years, 43 days||Japan|
Source: List of living supercentenarians
Based on the list of verified living supercentenarians, I notice that one third of living supercentenarians are Japanese (34 people of total 91 people). What is actually contributes to their longevity? Is it modern medication or healthy lifestyle including Japanese food? Well, I guess the scientist will find out the truth and more people will enjoy the longer life in this world.