Longevity: Statistical Outliers

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Richard Overton: 112 years old, cigars, whisky, ice cream!

Postby surfsteve » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:03 am

I'm not really sure where to post this because it defies so many boundaries. Sometimes someone defies all the rules and yet comes out on top of it all. Richard Overton seems to have done just that. At the time some of these videos were made he was the oldest living World War II veteran; but now he is the oldest living man in America!

He is 112 years old; enjoys smoking cigars, drinking whisky and eating ice cream!

A few days ago someone drained his bank account of all his money!

Yesterday it was restored by the bank!

Is he blessed; or is he extremely lucky?









https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Arvin_Overton

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Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby cactuspete » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:34 pm

Arizona man, 110 years-old, credits long life and health to 5 foods
This guy says the secret is honey, garlic, olive oil, cinnamon, and chocolate. Easy to like his recommendations!
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Re: Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby surfsteve » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 am

As far as I know, nobody is disputing the age of Richard Overton, but there is a lot of controversy about Bernando LaPallo and a lot of people say he was lying about his age and was a good 10 years younger than he claimed. I remember reading about him some time back and was pretty convinced that he was lying but he still looks remarkably young for his likely, true age.
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Re: Richard Overton: 112 years old, cigars, whisky, ice crea

Postby shadylady » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:23 am

surfsteve wrote:Is he blessed; or is he extremely lucky?

Extremely lucky no matter how you slice it. Whether he was "blessed" with exceptional genetics or just happened to be able to hit the right balance of environmental factors to trick the Grim Reaper for a few extra decades, it comes down mostly to luck, especially considering his bad habits.
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Re: Longevity

Postby surfsteve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:24 pm

NHK Documentary - Secrets of Centenarians

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Re: Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby surfsteve » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:39 am

I think I like the idea of the guy that smokes cigars and drinks better...


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Re: Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby surfsteve » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:13 am

I found this interesting. She smoked; but not more than 2 cigarettes a day and she drank a glass of port wine every day. She also took a reverse mortgage out on her house and lived long enough to recoup more than twice what it was worth, even out living the person who she took it out from. Other than that she was in lime with all the statistical markers of people that living past the age of 110.


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Re: Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby surfsteve » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:36 am

This video should have been called "How to be the most kick ass 100 year old that you can be."


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Re: Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby cactuspete » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Peter Attia - Reverse engineered approach to human longevity
Lots of interesting ideas. Not radically difference from what others in the field have said, but an informative lecture nonetheless.
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Re: Longevity: Statistical Outliers

Postby surfsteve » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:54 am

Thanks. I never heard of this guy till yesterday but he's definitely peaked my interests.
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