Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2008 Current Events

The World's Oldest Woman Dies at Age 117


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A Russian woman who was claimed to be the oldest living person on earth died at the age of 117. Varvara Semennikova, who lived in a small village in northwest Yakutia, Russia, was the oldest woman in Russia and claimed to be the oldest person in the world since August 2007.

She was born in 1890 and would have marked her 118 birthday in May, 2008. The date of her birth was found in a register book in the Church of the Savior. However, her age was not verified in the Guinness World Record Book.

Varvara Semennikova was an Evenk woman born in a nomadic family who were hunting and deer farming. The oldest Russian woman was married twice and she was 27 years older than her first husband. All of her children died, that's why she adopted three more children from whom she was having dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The centenarian woman enjoyed good meal and would eat a boiled meat, bread and butter and tea for dinner. She had a good memory, although her hearing and eyesight worsened.

Yakutia, the north region of Russia is famous for its centenarians with 254 people aged over 80 and 55 over 100. The overall population of this region is 950,000 people. In spite of the cold winters, lack of vitamins and poor diet, Yakutian people are on the second place among centenarians in Russia.

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//37 Jun 20, 2012 05:16 PM | posted by: Netbadger
I am 56, and my standard body temp is 96.6. If Mrexcellent is correct, that 2 degrees lower temperature makes me a candidate for old age. I pray he is wrong. I have diabetes, painful diabetic neuropathy, renal insufficiency, gout, lymphedema, and a host of other complications. Most recently my lymphatic system stopped working. My body can't circulate the water, minerals, and vitamins throughout my body. Since that time, I've added between 40 & 50 kg of water weight to my torso and legs, according to my doctor. Not everyone wants to live to be a 100 or more.
45 votes

//36 Jun 15, 2012 07:15 PM | posted by: kavaysia
daniel you are wrong anybody can live to be 100 or pass 129 read the first or the second text a persons grand has live to be 187 and is still living dont u think thats amazing I do.
57 votes

//35 Jun 15, 2012 07:07 PM | posted by: kavaysia
//34, I am kavaysia is amazing she was 117 when she died but sexy hairy fatwomen your great grand is 187 and still liviing that is amazing wow omg lol.
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//34 May 17, 2012 08:15 AM | posted by: sexyhairyfatwoman
My Great GrandMother is 187 ........... But she Lost most of her Eye sight, she still can hear but cant as well as normal how she use to, shes Mute, Has no taste, and CAN NOT MOVE so shes kinda of deadish she her name is Melieah we live in Irealand Dont belive me fine dont but its true she was born i think 1830ish idont kno? but anyway its true im not lieing
59 votes

//33 Apr 08, 2012 02:29 PM | posted by: Univin
My great granny is 99 turning 100 on Christmas Day this year and can see, touch and hear still. She would recognise anyone she knew. I hope she reaches around 120. It is unlikely but she is still very healthy.
44 votes

//32 Mar 10, 2012 12:23 AM | posted by: Daniel
All people wh live beyond 90 are blessed, and no one can reach 129
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//31 Jan 31, 2012 01:18 PM | posted by: boitumelo
the bible says honor your mother and your father and your years shall be added, so this probably means that this women had great respect and honor for her elders...we ought to do the same as people of today so that we may also be recorded under the people who lived the longest on this earth
45 votes

//30 Jan 19, 2012 09:44 PM | posted by: keysha
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowww thats kwl :)
48 votes

//29 Jan 19, 2012 09:43 PM | posted by: kiki
she died at the age of fourty im in gr 6 and this is the best information i have eva read
41 votes

//28 Nov 29, 2011 07:02 PM | posted by: sudheer
i like your block very explained very well about science.
54 votes

//27 Nov 29, 2011 05:22 AM | posted by: juliann dela cruz
oh ,,my gosh
41 votes

//26 Sep 30, 2011 07:55 PM | posted by: Mlaba
Yes i do grand grand mother is 98 still walking. she is even able to see and tolk
58 votes

//25 Sep 03, 2011 03:57 PM | posted by: sureash
it`s wandar
60 votes

//24 Aug 20, 2011 06:03 AM | posted by: besty
That's really cool·
43 votes

//23 Aug 11, 2011 03:32 AM | posted by: shane
She looks like 1,000,000 years old.
47 votes

//22 Jun 10, 2011 11:17 AM | posted by: lee01
shOcking. . . .it's unbelievable!
58 votes

//21 May 13, 2011 04:55 PM | posted by: steve davis
W0W!.....!.....!.....!.....!.....!.....! oh my ghost i never believe someone cld live up 2 dis moment now i know she is 4rm d lineage of i pray nobody cries 4 her death......
44 votes

//20 Apr 25, 2011 11:05 AM | posted by: [InfoKID]
Wonder shall never end! But i wonder y her age culdn't b in d G.B.R...Surviving that climatic condition in Russia for that, then, she shouldnt b overlookd.
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//19 Apr 15, 2011 01:44 PM | posted by: daniel
long live all d oldest women in d world.KUDOS.DANIEL OKOI FROM:UGEP, CROSS RIVER STATE NIGERIA.
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//18 Feb 10, 2011 09:40 PM | posted by: devonta
im 120
56 votes

//17 Nov 01, 2010 01:23 PM | posted by: enock matsika [InfoKID]
amzing keeping A helthy mind and soul
63 votes

//16 Sep 24, 2010 05:47 PM | posted by: Anonymous
The Woman was living for 117 years !!!
63 votes

//15 Sep 23, 2010 03:40 AM | posted by: roxyrox1294756
my moms best friends grandmother was 115 she was close!!!!
55 votes

//14 Sep 07, 2010 05:35 PM | posted by: DENIS TUKAHIKAHO
My Grand mother Maria Bafungura died in 2009 at the Age of 114,She got married in 1915 at 20 years and she was a spincinter in her home location.

She wedded in 1928 and the couple traveled a distance of 115km on foot for a wedding at Mbarara,Mbarara is 250km west of Kampala Ugandan capital city,the whole journey took 7 days
In 1928 she had lost all the nine children at birth and she finally produced a living child in 1930
By the time she died,she had left a population of 320 people
She attributed her long stay to hard work and eating non organic foods
She had lost eye site but she could recognize people by their voice
She would remember when she traveled on foot 80km to see the first white in her area
53 votes

//13 Aug 25, 2010 09:11 AM | posted by: anitha
a lucky lady in the world. amazing person.
63 votes

//12 May 06, 2010 11:18 AM | posted by: julian
my lola 113 in philippines paranaque sucat washing cloths walking watching tv and using cellphone@@@
57 votes

//11 Dec 08, 2009 12:34 AM | posted by: Techno_Girl [InfoBIG]
I guess with the right medical treatment, exercise, nutrition, genes, and's quite possible!
56 votes

//10 Nov 30, 2009 03:00 PM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
I heard that if we could lower the temperature of our body a bit, we could live longer. probably that's why a cold shower everyday is very healthy!
58 votes

//9 Nov 22, 2009 08:24 AM | posted by: ODEH MARK
54 votes

//8 Nov 13, 2009 12:59 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
unbelievable! people cannnot live that long! on the other hand, as far as I know, Yakutia is one of the most clean regions of Russia - there are snow, cold weather and lot and lot of work to do.. so there's no time for cell phones, TV, radioation, alchohol, tobbacco, and other stuff that kills.. slowly but confidently
65 votes

//7 Oct 24, 2009 05:44 AM | posted by: grace
oh my god i cant believe that there is still alive at that age!!!!!!
73 votes

//6 Feb 06, 2009 09:31 PM | posted by: hanima
i can not belive that, that women is stil alive that just WOW
68 votes

//5 Oct 15, 2008 12:48 PM | posted by: muhammad tariq
hello sir/ madam

my name is tariq and i am from Nissta District Charssada Pakistan iam telling you my grand grand grand mother age but you wouldn't belive it
her age is 140 years or above

she is still healthy but lost her eye side

best rgds

muhammad tariq
92 300 5857977
64 votes

//4 Oct 02, 2008 07:13 AM | posted by: Unknown
i wish i knew HOW she had died!!!

was it just old age or did she grow sick...?!?!?
61 votes

//3 Jun 16, 2008 02:00 PM | posted by: novyle
I am so surprised of her age! I can't beleive how she lived!!!!!!?????
63 votes

//2 Apr 25, 2008 05:01 PM | posted by: The one
wow she was 117 thats amazing
62 votes

//1 Mar 30, 2008 10:57 AM | posted by: soundararajan [InfoKID]

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