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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Georgian Woman turns 130!

I'm a little skeptical about the age, but there are a disproportionate amount of centenarians living in Svanuri so I have no doubts she's over 100.  If I move there, maybe I can live to be that old!  See the news release below:

"How long can humans live? Some elderly people shock science. Antisa Khvichava, 130, is the oldest woman in the world, according to the nation of Georgia. A spokesperson for the civil registry at the Justice Ministry in Georgia, claims that Khvichava was born on July 8, 1880 and is currently living in an isolated mountain area.


Khvichava lives with her 40-year-old grandson and spent her entire life as a corn picker before retiring in 1965. While speaking to a Georgian news station, she said, “I’ve always been healthy, and I’ve worked all my life–at home and on the farm.” Though Khvichava appears fragile, she tries to be mobile and she speaks fluently in Mingrelian, the native tounge for that section of Georgia. She never learned to speak Georgian.

No third party sources have verified her age, but she displayed a two archaic documents that show her age during the Soviet-era. Many officials in the coutry back up her claim as the oldest woman in the world.

Khvichava has one son, 10 middle-aged grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren. Khvichava lost her birth certificate some years ago but promises to media outlets that she is as old as she claims."

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