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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7213191.html

    As stated here and a number of other news websites, a man living in Indonesia has been found with an apparently legitimate ID card dating his birth to 31 December 1870. Yes, 1870. The Indonesian records office has confirmed that the ID card is genuine, but it is yet to be verified by an independent source.

    If this is true then it's a truly remarkable occurrence, although I have my reservations because, as the article I'll put below states, the Hayflick Limit essentially limits human life to approximately 120 years. In accord with this, the current record holder is (or, rather, was) an 122 year old women, quite a step below the 145 years claimed by this Indonesian man which makes me question its legitimacy.

    Thoughts?

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/lif...lick-limit.htm
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    Yeah, I'd like to see this "official documentation".
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    They were issuing photo IDs in a backward jungle colony in 1870 were they?
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    (Original post by Philbert)
    Yeah, I'd like to see this "official documentation".

    Haven't seen you in ages.
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    (Original post by Observatory)
    They were issuing photo IDs in a backward jungle colony in 1870 were they?
    Yeah that's what I thought lol, there is a photo of it on some of the news websites but it looks far too recent to be of that date. Although it will have been made after he was born, that makes it difficult to identify how accurate the dating is (not very presumably). It may still be possible that he has broken the record, but not by so many years, although this will be impossible to tell.
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    I would be surprised however in the future I would not be surprised if someone does live till this age at some point.
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    (Original post by DicksOut4Haraam)
    Haven't seen you in ages.
    Haven't seen you... ever.
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    he has a credit card issued in 1877
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    I feel like even these ID Cards can be forged
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    https://answersingenesis.org/bible-t...ver-900-years/

    here we can see that humans used to live much longer... up to nearly 1000 years.*
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    Considering that the oldest verified man to have ever lived was 116, that's an incredible leap in an area not particularly known for great healthcare.

    Sceptical, to say the least.
 
 
 
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