old 2893651 640 The Ten Oldest People To Ever Live Were All Women

The Ten Oldest People To Ever Live Were All Women

The Ten Oldest People To Ever Live Were All Women


Its very interesting to dicover that the ten oldest people to Ever live were all women. That number is too big to be a statistical coincidence.

The oldest people who ever lived

The honour for the person who ever lived goes to the woman Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who lived to age 122 years and 164 days. In contrast, the oldest man who ever lived is Jiroemon Kimura of Japan (1897–2013), who lived to age 116 years and 54 days.

Here is a table of the oldest people who ever lived

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
1 Jeanne Calment Female 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days
2 Sarah Knauss Female 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days
3 Kane Tanaka Female 2 January 1903 Living 118 years, 226 days
4 Nabi Tajima Female 4 August 1900 21 April 2018 117 years, 260 days
5 Marie-Louise Meilleur Female 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230
6 Violet Brown Female 10 March 1900 15 September 2017 117 years, 189 days
7 Lucile Randon Female 11 February 1904 Living 117 years, 186 days
8 Emma Morano Female 29 November 1899 15 April 2017 117 years, 137 days
9 Chiyo Miyako Female 2 May 1901 22 July 2018 117 years, 81 days
10 Misao Okawa Female 5 March 1898 1 April 2015 117 years, 27 days

Why women generally live longer than men

According to the CDC, the average American man will live to age 76, while the average woman in America will live to age 81.

So we decided to reasearch why women generally live longer than men. According to medical experts the gap is due to a combination of biological and social differences such as:

  • men’s hormone testosterone which actually decreases the strength of the immune system as men grow older.
  • smoking
  • drinking
  • other unhealthy eating habits.

“This gender gap in life expectancy is true for all societies, and it is also true for the great apes,” says Dr. Perminder Sachdev, a professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of New South Wales in Australia who has studied human longevity.

“Men are more likely to smoke, drink excessively and be overweight,” he says. “They are also less likely to seek medical help early, and, if diagnosed with a disease, they are more likely to be non-adherent to treatment.” On top of all that, he says, men are more likely to take life-threatening risks and to die in car accidents, brawls or gun fights.

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