She is a bit deaf but she still hunts mice in the garden.
Her name is Lucy. Her family says she is 39 years old, and is the oldest cat in the world. She does look a bit saggy. How long will your cat live?
Olga Kotelko is 91, and she has probably set more athletic world records—and will continue to set more—than most of us will in our lives. We all age, but she is aging differently. Scientists are trying to figure out why...but she is just trying to find someone who can keep up
Why New Yorkers Last Longer
. Interestingly, urban theorists believe it is not just the tightly packed nature of the city but also its social and economic density that has life-giving properties. When you’re jammed, sardinelike, up against your neighbors, it’s not hard to find a community of people who support you—friends or ethnic peers—and this strongly correlates with better health and a longer life. [New York Magazine article]
How To Live Forever:
More research suggests that there is no such thing as aging, and reminds me of that quote from the Barbarian Brothers, "there is no such thing as overtraining, there is only undereating and undersleeping." As opposed to Timothy 8
. Also, I LOVE
the HNRCA database
. Get yer mutli
people, get it!
Extending your life, how to age well.
The Seattle Times
is running a week long series of articles on how to extend your life. One of the most interesting ideas is calorie restrictive diets
. The basic idea is that you consume approximately 30% less calories than you need, and you will live a 30% longer lifespan. The Calorie Restriction Society
website can answer any questions you have. Of course any plan that has problems like "Getting used to looking gaunt"
and "How do I stop waking up from hunger"
seems a little iffy to me.