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To: GreenHornet
According to that list, there are 57 people now alive who are 110 or older. 20 of the 57 are Japanese. Of the 49 oldest, 3 are men and 46 are women. The 14 oldest people in the US are all women. The 15th-oldest, who was born the day before President McKinley died, is James McCoubrey, an immigrant who was born in Newfoundland (which did not become part of Canada until he was 48 years old).

What is the Japanese secret? Green tea? Sushi? Sake? Kobe beef? Taking lots of baths?

33 posted on 04/02/2013 7:05:04 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
According to that list, there are 57 people now alive who are 110 or older. 20 of the 57 are Japanese. Of the 49 oldest, 3 are men and 46 are women. The 14 oldest people in the US are all women. The 15th-oldest, who was born the day before President McKinley died, is James McCoubrey, an immigrant who was born in Newfoundland (which did not become part of Canada until he was 48 years old).

What is the Japanese secret? Green tea? Sushi? Sake? Kobe beef? Taking lots of baths?

The list consists entirely of people from Japan, the U.S., and Europe, as well as one person from Barbados. I suspect this may be because these regions keep much more complete records than the rest of the world. You would think that China, just by virtue of sheer numbers, would have a few people on the list. Also, there is no one from Russia, South America, or Africa on the list.

39 posted on 04/02/2013 8:46:34 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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