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Brazilian, 125, May Be the Oldest Woman
ap ^ | 3-3-05 | Stan Lehman

Posted on 03/03/2005 10:41:20 PM PST by Dan from Michigan

Brazilian, 125, May Be the Oldest Woman

Thu Mar 3,10:25 PM ET Strange News - AP

By STAN LEHMAN, Associated Press Writer

SAO PAULO, Brazil - An elderly woman living in a small, wooden shack in rural southern Brazil could be the world's oldest living woman, according to a Brazilian record-keeping organization.

Maria Olivia da Silva, who recently celebrated her 125th birthday, "is definitely the oldest living woman in Brazil and possibly in the entire world," said Iolete Cadari, administrative director of RankBrasil, this country's equivalent to the Guinness World Records.

Da Silva's birth certificate shows that she was born Feb. 28, 1880 in the city of Itapetininga, Sao Paulo state, Cadari said by telephone. She currently lives in the small town of Astorga, some 370 miles west of Sao Paulo in the state of Parana.

Laura McTurk, a spokeswoman for Guinness World Records in London said by e-mail that the organization was researching its records for any information on da Silva. She said Guinness may have an official statement on Friday.

According to the Guinness World Records Web site, the world's oldest woman is 113-year-old Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper, who was born June 29, 1890.

Da Silva, whom Cadari described as "mentally sound and rational," was married twice and has outlived all but three of her 14 children — four of them adopted.

"Her memory is impressive and she loves to talk," Cadari said, adding that Da Silva lives with her 58-year-old adopted son, Aparecido H. Silva.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brazil; hottie; old; oldlady; omg; worldrecords
Amazing. She's 99 years older than I am.
1 posted on 03/03/2005 10:41:20 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

She inspired the song "The Girl From Itapetininga."


2 posted on 03/03/2005 10:46:53 PM PST by JennysCool (I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. -Johnny Carson)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Probably eats Dannon.


3 posted on 03/03/2005 10:49:57 PM PST by avenir (Life becomes cheaper when the cost for taking it does.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

The claim is almost certainly bogus. Just about nobody lives past 115, although a French woman I think was verified to have died at age 121. The WSJ had an article on it. Almost all of these claims prove to be bogus.


4 posted on 03/03/2005 10:51:39 PM PST by Torie
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To: Dan from Michigan

Math is a little off on years or birth.....


5 posted on 03/03/2005 10:51:48 PM PST by elephantlips
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To: Dan from Michigan

Does feeling 125 count?


6 posted on 03/03/2005 10:51:53 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: Dan from Michigan

I was born on her birth day in 1945.


7 posted on 03/03/2005 10:52:37 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58
According to the Guinness World Records Web site, the world's oldest woman is 113-year-old Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper, who was born June 29, 1890.

Correction - I was born on her birthday in 1945.

8 posted on 03/03/2005 10:54:11 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Carbon dating in use?


9 posted on 03/03/2005 10:56:59 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (You get more with a gun and a smile than just a smile itself!)
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To: Torie
The claim is almost certainly bogus. Just about nobody lives past 115

I guess we'll have to cut her in half and count the rings.

10 posted on 03/03/2005 11:04:01 PM PST by mc6809e
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To: JennysCool

ROFL!!


11 posted on 03/03/2005 11:17:27 PM PST by STARWISE (JUDGE GEORGE GREER'S CREDO: LAST RITES INSTEAD OF CIVIL RIGHTS. Greed & Greer KILL!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

So she's single?


12 posted on 03/03/2005 11:20:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Dan from Michigan

If her mother's labor had lasted one more day, Ms. da Silva would only be 31.


13 posted on 03/04/2005 6:35:31 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: HostileTerritory

????


14 posted on 03/04/2005 10:16:28 AM PST by RockinRight (Electing Hillary president would be akin to giving a drunken teenage boy keys to the Porsche)
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To: RockinRight

Leap year.


15 posted on 03/04/2005 10:53:19 AM PST by CollegeRepublican (South Park, Simpson's loving Republican here!!)
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To: Graybeard58

According to the Guinness World Records Web site, the world's oldest woman is 113-year-old Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper, who was born June 29, 1890.

Correct me if I am wrong but 2005-1890 still equals 115 not 113 right? Just wondering who the math whiz at Guiness is...


16 posted on 03/04/2005 10:57:12 AM PST by johnnycap
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To: johnnycap
Correct me if I am wrong but 2005-1890 still equals 115 not 113 right? Just wondering who the math whiz at Guiness is...

114. Her 115th birthday is this June. I think you just took yourself out of contention for the Guinness math whiz job :-)

17 posted on 03/04/2005 11:24:12 AM PST by xjcsa (She died of loneliness...loneliness and rabies...)
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To: Dan from Michigan

This is awsome, I believe it. Or rather, I believe its possible. There's always going to be some folks at the top of the curb, and some at the bottom. A life with a low-calorie diet mixed with the right genetics and you could live that long - or longer.


18 posted on 03/04/2005 12:36:39 PM PST by mudblood
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To: xjcsa

Using the assumptions I made, not a monthly one but a yearly one, I'd say my math stands, wise guy.


19 posted on 03/04/2005 2:23:25 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: Dan from Michigan
Dan, so you signed up at FR when you were just 20 or 21 years of age. I'm jealous! :) I was almost 30 before I discovered FR. Better late than never, I suppose!
20 posted on 03/04/2005 2:47:01 PM PST by jdm (Stockhausen, Kagel, Xenakis -- world capitals or avant-garde composers?)
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To: Dan from Michigan

The fact that she was almost as old as I am now during WWI is more than a bit freaky.


21 posted on 03/04/2005 3:03:38 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: johnnycap
Using the assumptions I made, not a monthly one but a yearly one, I'd say my math stands, wise guy.

You're right; why read the article when you can make assumptions instead :-) You are, however, correct. Your math stands; just avoid the story problems.

22 posted on 03/04/2005 4:12:02 PM PST by xjcsa (She died of loneliness...loneliness and rabies...)
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To: xjcsa

"You're right; why read the article when you can make assumptions instead :-) You are, however, correct. Your math stands; just avoid the story problems."

Well, since we are on a roll here, perhaps your sentence structure would be clearer if it were written as follows:

"You are right. Why read the article when you can make assumptions instead? You are correct. Your math stands. However, in the future, you may wish to avoid the story problems."

Now, your written english is of the same high standard you have come to expect from my math.(Forgive the last sentence if the meaning is off. It was hard to determine the direction since its structure was ambiguous) :)


23 posted on 03/04/2005 6:25:07 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: johnnycap

BTTT!!!!


24 posted on 03/04/2005 8:49:52 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: JennysCool
She inspired the song "The Girl From Itapetininga."

ROFL. Jenny, you are cool.

;-)

25 posted on 03/04/2005 8:53:14 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; MissAmericanPie; JennysCool; STARWISE; nickcarraway
Carbon dating in use?

LOL. I'm waiting to hear that she attributes her longevity to a couple of slugs of whiskey every day for the past 100 or so years.

;-)

26 posted on 03/04/2005 9:00:28 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: Dan from Michigan


Her picture.. I think she is starting to show her age..

27 posted on 03/04/2005 11:14:21 PM PST by Next_Time_NJ (NJ demorat exterminator)
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To: Dan from Michigan

She never had to watch Jerry Springer........


28 posted on 03/04/2005 11:18:20 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: xjcsa; johnnycap

She was born in Feb. 28, 1880, the 1890 was the pervious record.


29 posted on 03/04/2005 11:23:07 PM PST by Next_Time_NJ (NJ demorat exterminator)
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To: Next_Time_NJ
1890 was the pervious record.

I guess so. It was not impervious to being beaten.

30 posted on 03/04/2005 11:30:04 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Fun with typoes.)
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