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Georgia claims it has world's oldest person, 130
Yahoo News ^ | 07/08/10 | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI,

Posted on 07/08/2010 11:15:19 AM PDT by MissesBush

SACHIRE, Georgia – Authorities in the former Soviet republic of Georgia claim a woman from a remote mountain village turned 130 on Thursday, making her the oldest person on Earth.

Antisa Khvichava from western Georgia was born on July 8, 1880, said Georgiy Meurnishvili, spokesman for the civil registry at the Justice Ministry.

The woman, who lives with her 40-year-old grandson in an idyllic vine-covered country house in the mountains, retired from her job as a tea and corn picker in 1965, when she was 85, records say.

"I've always been healthy, and I've worked all my life — at home and at the farm," said Khvichava, in a bright dress and headscarf, her withering lips rejuvenated by shiny red lipstick. Sitting in the chair and holding her cane, Khvichava spoke quietly through an interpreter since she never went to school to learn Georgian and speaks only the local language, Mingrelian.

Her age couldn't immediately be independently verified. Her birth certificate was lost — one of the great number to have disappeared in the past century amid revolutions and a civil war which followed the collapse of the Russian Empire.

But Meurnishvili showed two Soviet-era documents that he says attest to her age. Scores of officials, neighbors, friends, and descendants backed up her claim as the world's top senior.

The Gerontology Research Group currently recognizes 114-year-old Eugenie Blanchard of Saint Barthelemy, France, as the world's oldest person. The organization is yet to examine Khvichava's claim.

Khvichava has a son, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and six great, great grandchidren.

Khvichava's 70-year-old son Mikhail apparently was born when his mother was 60. She said she also had two children from a previous marriage, but says they died of hunger during World War II.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aging
They forgot about Helen Thomas who is 195 years old.
1 posted on 07/08/2010 11:15:22 AM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush
"Khvichava's 70-year-old son Mikhail apparently was born when his mother was 60."

Color me doubtful.

2 posted on 07/08/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Arizona: Just doing the job 0bamacrats won't do!)
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To: MissesBush

They claim that this woman gave birth to her last child when she was 60. That alone makes this claim pretty unlikely.


3 posted on 07/08/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: MissesBush

Amazing what a quart of vodka and two packs a day will do for you.


4 posted on 07/08/2010 11:17:42 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: MissesBush
Khvichava's 70-year-old son Mikhail apparently was born when his mother was 60.

Um... sure.

5 posted on 07/08/2010 11:17:59 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: MissesBush

6 posted on 07/08/2010 11:18:20 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Arizona: Just doing the job 0bamacrats won't do!)
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To: MissesBush

Good thing she is not from the State of Georgia. 0bamao’s Death Panels would make sure she didn’t make it to 131.


7 posted on 07/08/2010 11:18:46 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The usurper 0bama regime is a "Clear and Present Danger" to AMERICA! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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She said she also had two children from a previous marriage, but says they died of hunger during World War II.

But somehow she found enough to eat.

Either a liar or a monster or both.

8 posted on 07/08/2010 11:19:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: MissesBush

Not this again?

I thought it was established long ago that this business of phenomenally long-lived Georgians was initially Stalin’s idea then continued after his death because the russkies just had to have biggest and best of everything—so of course the longest-lived people were included. This is supposed to have been a proven fraud.


9 posted on 07/08/2010 11:19:07 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: MissesBush

Oh, THAT Georgia. If it were in OUR Georgia I have an easier time buying into the claim.


10 posted on 07/08/2010 11:20:12 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: MissesBush

Smells like..........


11 posted on 07/08/2010 11:21:18 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: MissesBush
They forgot about Helen Thomas who is...

"..as old as Methuselah."

12 posted on 07/08/2010 11:21:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: MissesBush

Oh, come on. Helen Thomas doesn’t look a day over 194.


13 posted on 07/08/2010 11:21:31 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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“She said she also had two children from a previous marriage, but says they died of hunger during World War II.”

And yet she didn’t starve to death????? Why was there enough food for her but not her children?


14 posted on 07/08/2010 11:21:50 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: MissesBush
Age is status there, and the rough life certainly makes them look old
I read a report where they went to Georgia and asked the age of a lot of those oldsters.
Five years later, they came back and asked the same people who then claimed to be ten years older.
Color me skeptical.

15 posted on 07/08/2010 11:23:41 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Artemis Webb

Is she sure she’s the mother?


16 posted on 07/08/2010 11:25:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: MissesBush

Gotta be the Sturgeon caviar...


17 posted on 07/08/2010 11:26:01 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3; wideawake

I’m thinking she could have had ADULT children die of hunger in WWII.

IF she is 130, she would have been 60 back then. Plenty old enough to have grown kids.


18 posted on 07/08/2010 11:26:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes very true. I let my emotions get in the way and didn’t think that one through. I read “children that died of hunger” and I thought little ones.


19 posted on 07/08/2010 11:32:37 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: MissesBush

Helen only looks 195. The venom and bile takes a toll.....


20 posted on 07/08/2010 11:34:07 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: MissesBush

Heck I don’t find this so far fetched. In my last life I was killed by a jealous husband at 110 and in this life I will have to be more careful. :-)


21 posted on 07/08/2010 11:35:04 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: MissesBush

Uh huh. I am totally buying this one.


22 posted on 07/08/2010 11:35:48 AM PDT by Shelayne
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Khvichava has a son, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and six great, great grandchidren.

That should read:

"...12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren."

Who proofreads this stuff, anyway?

Regards,

23 posted on 07/08/2010 11:38:28 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: MissesBush
...former Soviet republic of Georgia claim a woman from a remote mountain village turned 130 on Thursday

PATENT BULLSHIT

24 posted on 07/08/2010 11:38:41 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: MissesBush

Is this Bagrat Topagua’s mom?


25 posted on 07/08/2010 11:39:12 AM PDT by sono (Jimmy Carter is looking more and more like the best case scenario.)
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To: Uncle Miltie; All

To All. Whatever you do, don’t ping Lazamataz to this thread.

The idea of him hitting this would be too much.

(For him)


26 posted on 07/08/2010 11:39:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: MissesBush

He's starting to look it, too.

27 posted on 07/08/2010 11:42:24 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: MissesBush

she was 130 in that yogurt commercial back in 1978...


28 posted on 07/08/2010 11:45:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: alexander_busek
I think they're saying that a subset of her grandchildren is awesome, and a subset of those is really awesome. Like, totally.
29 posted on 07/08/2010 11:50:31 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: MissesBush

I am sorry but I love this life but 130? I want to see Jesus sooner than that. I am 41 now so another 40 years is perfect.


30 posted on 07/08/2010 11:51:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3; wideawake

My wife’s grand mother had a child that starved to death during the depression. The child was only a few weeks old and grandma was starving too and had no breast milk because of that.


31 posted on 07/08/2010 12:52:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: Alter Kaker

“Khvichava’s 70-year-old son Mikhail apparently was born when his mother was 60.”

‘Um... sure.’

It happens.

http://www.globalaging.org/health/world/indianwoman.htm


32 posted on 07/08/2010 1:23:04 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

What if her two children who died of hunger were grown up, even soldiers maybe, and a thousand miles away from her when they died?


33 posted on 07/08/2010 2:18:18 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: MissesBush

I don’t know Obama was born in 1890 according to his social security records. Unfortunately he still looks healthy for that age.


34 posted on 07/08/2010 2:54:11 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Graybeard58

Oh wow how sad. As someone else pointed out though, these were more than likely grown children if she is really 130 years old.


35 posted on 07/08/2010 7:24:20 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: RoadTest

Someone else pointed that out. I really didn’t think it through. I saw children had died of hunger and assumed small children.


36 posted on 07/08/2010 7:25:24 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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