~ 2 March 2004 ~

The World’s Oldest Person Dies, Again

Cary Clack of the San Antonio Express-News shares my previous concerns about an alarming new trend: the world’s oldest people are dying off at an alarming rate:

Consider the facts.

In March 2002, a 115-year-old Michigan woman named Maude Farris-Luse, whose longevity was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records — died.

In November of last year, the person who had succeeded her, a 116-year-old Japanese woman named Kamato Hongo — died.

Less than two weeks later, 114-year-old Mitoyo Kawate, another Japanese woman who inherited the title of the world’s oldest person — died.

Her cause of death was listed as pneumonia. Yeah, right.

Earlier this month, a 116-year old Sri Lankan woman, O.T. Engonona, who may have been the oldest person in the world — you guessed it — died. (What better initials for someone who made it to 116. O.T., as in overtime. But I digress.)

Just this week in Maryland, William Coates, age 114 and believed to be the oldest man in America, died.

In 2003, at least 42 supercentenarians around the world died. Died! Forty-two in one year!

And get this. In not a single case was foul play suspected.

This is starting to look a little suspicious, and most of the media have ignored it. Some Hobbits have been known to disappear on their eleventy-first birthday, but this is truly alarming!

Don’t worry, TruePravda will continue to keep you abreast of what looks to be one of the biggest stories of our time.

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