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Those born with progeria typically live about thirteen years, although many have been known to live into their late teens and early twenties and rare individuals may even reach their forties
The human body appears in designed to live up to 190 years. All the vital organs and tissue regenerate over time. Pancreas regeneration takes 24 hours, the Stomach a week, blood is replaced regularly, and the brain creates new connection. It is believed that every cell in your body is replaced in roughly 7 years, and on average human the body is 15 years old. With time and pollution, even gravity itself falters the cycle, new cells are not as stable and organs become more open to diseases. Waste accumulates until eventually proves fatal. If you grow a body in a tube, under perfect condition it is believed to function for 190 years. The world's verified oldest person is Jeanne Calment 1875 -1997, aged 122 years and 164 days. However Antisa Khvichava from Georgia is said to have been born 1880 and 130 years old. Here is a link - uk.news.yahoo.com... If this proves to be right she will be the oldest person in modern recorded history. Basically if you have good genes, avoid polluted areas and live a good healthy lifestyle it's possible to live up to great age.
Originally posted by spikey
If this is true, better start smoking the Clove giggies then!
The (previous?) oldest person on earth, Jeanne Calment, mentioned in the article, also smoked for nearly 100 years, ate 1 kilogramm of chocolate every week and basically didn't care that much for her health.
Originally posted by Haydn_17
Gives me hope that i would possibly live my dream of going into space, im 18, in 100 years our tech will be incredible!