(Source) A woman who claims to be the world’s oldest person has allegedly celebrated her 127th birthday.
Luo Meizhen lives with her only son, who she reportedly gave birth to at the age of 61, in Bama, south China’s Guangxi province. She was born on July 9, 1885 in the Chinese lunar calendar, which this year fell on August 25 in the international calendar. That would make her 127 – five years older than the verified oldest person who ever lived.
The ratio of centenarians there is 30.8 per 100,000, far exceeding the international standard of 25 per 100,000 for ‘hometowns of longevity’ – centenarian-clustered areas recognised by the International Natural Medicine Society. Lou’s claim to be 127 is likely to be met with a large dose of scepticism.
The verified oldest person in the world turned 116 just last month. Besse Cooper, from Monroe, Georgia, rang in her 117th year of life on August 26, surrounded by friends and family at the nursing home where she now lives. When asked about her secret to long life, Mrs Cooper told Guinness World Records: ‘I mind my own business and I don’t eat junk food.’
She was born on August 26, 1896, in Sullivan, Tennessee and moved to Georgia in 1917. Besse has 12 grandchildren and a slew of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
The verified oldest person to have ever lived was Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who was born in 1875 and died in 1997 aged 122 years and 164 days old.
Hey babe, where the fuck are your EYES?!?!? Seriously, this isn’t me being racist or anything. Making fun of Chinese people’s eyes is too easy, I’m not hungover enough to be going for that type of blatant low brow shit. But your eyes, I honestly don’t think you have any. How the hell does that happen? Is this how it is for anyone who lives past 100? You end up with two grey holes in your face where your eyeballs used to be? Yuck. There is nothing grosser in this world than old people. Luo Meizhen looks like Zeke the plumber from Salute Your Shorts. Fucking terrifying.
Totally aside, what’s the deal with China just changing around dates like that’s even remotely legal? She was born on July 9th but celebrates her birthday on August 26th? Who the fuck do you think you are China? You don’t own time. No one owns time. Not even Zeke the plumber. Assholes.
In terms of scariest things of all time it goes.
1. Stephen King’s It
2. The Witches
3. Salute Your Shorts: The Ghost Story
thanks to marc for the tip