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Happy 125th Birthday to Maria Olivia da Silva!!!

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posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ 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.


this is amazing


she must have a ton of memories too







posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 03:04 PM
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However, she's not recognized by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), who usually asks that documents be produced to prove that age (birth certificate OR wedding certificate OR census data).

According to GRG and Guinness, the oldest living human right now is still Hendrikje Van Andel of the Netherlands, aged 114.

It would be amazing if she were indeed 125 though...

[edit on 5-3-2005 by Otts]



posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by Otts
However, she's not recognized by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), who usually asks that documents be produced to prove that age (birth certificate OR wedding certificate OR census data).

According to GRG and Guinness, the oldest living human right now is still Hendrikje Van Andel of the Netherlands, aged 114.

It would be amazing if she were indeed 125 though...

[edit on 5-3-2005 by Otts]


are you saying that space.com / livescience.com are spreading a hoax???





posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Im waiting for someone to say shes a Reptile from Glukzontk698 here to seduce young men into proliferating her race.


125 is way old she was around in 1880's. she was witness to the birth of modern day civilization. thats pretty impressive. Happy belated B-day granny.



posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by Civil44
Im waiting for someone to say shes a Reptile from Glukzontk698 here to seduce young men into proliferating her race.


125 is way old she was around in 1880's. she was witness to the birth of modern day civilization. thats pretty impressive. Happy belated B-day granny.


yupp...

she must have great memories...





posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by Otts
However, she's not recognized by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), who usually asks that documents be produced to prove that age (birth certificate OR wedding certificate OR census data).

According to GRG and Guinness, the oldest living human right now is still Hendrikje Van Andel of the Netherlands, aged 114.

It would be amazing if she were indeed 125 though...

[edit on 5-3-2005 by Otts]


are you saying that space.com / livescience.com are spreading a hoax???




No, I'm not.
Simply, GRG and Guinness have validated only 17 cases so far who have reached the age of 115 or beyond. Only two of those are over 120: Shigechiyo Izumi and Jeanne Calment.

By all means, this case needs to be researched, and neither readily accepted or summarily rejected.

www.grg.org...



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:14 PM
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hmmm...

my guess is that there was no birth certificates back then...

plus its in brazil so technology was not so great






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