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17 facts tagged with Longevity Facts
197 - 256 Year Old Man
There was a man named Li Ching-Yuen, a Chinese herbalist and martial artist, who allegedly lived 197 - 256 years. There's even an official document from the Chinese government congratulating him on his 150th birthday in 1827.
Born in 1800s
There are still 5 people living who were born in the 1800s - and they're all women.
There is a genetic disease called Laron syndrome that results in short stature, longer life expectancy, and near immunity to cancer and diabetes - amongst other things.
Healthiest Place on Earth
Japan's Okinawa Island has more than 450 people living above the age of 100, and is known as the healthiest place on Earth.
A study conducted by the University of Hawaii revealed that shorter men live longer lives.
The oldest living person smoked cigarettes from the age of 21 to 117.
The gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive foul smell may slow ageing and block damaging chemical reactions inside cells, according to scientists in China.
According to official documents, Luo Meizhen was born in 1885, which would make her 127 years old when she died in 2013 and the oldest person ever to have lived.