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Long Live Alex

Post by OneDeadSlime on Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:33 am

http://www.longlivealex.com/

Here is a guy that has set about achieving the unthinkable; becoming the oldest man on earth!
The fact that you can very hardly survive to the ages required is one thing, the fact that he's just 32 and a half and that he'll have to way for at least 80 years (unless in case of major catastrophe) is another!

I don't think any male on the forum is that old, so you know, we could watch his progress for years and still don't feel like we have to get out of the way. He stated a year ago, " I have been attempting this death-defying feat non-stop for the last 31 years and 7 months and although I'm now getting tired, I am still confident that I can keep going."

Funnily, there has been a lack of updates from him, but it's explained when he tells us in his blog he's had a son! "If I do live for another 80 years, my sons will, obviously, be in their 80s when I go. "

Join me in wishing him good luck. He has a lot of good stuff btw, check out his blog and videos.

The oldest man alive whose age has been verified is Walter Breuning, 114 and a half, who unfortunately has been having health troubles lately.
The oldest man on record whose age can be verified beyond doubt is Christian Mortensen, having lived for 115 years and 252 days.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Trick on Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:37 am

Funny how he's being sponsored by "Innocent Drinks", inferring that he's going to drink/eat very healthily for the rest of his life.

Meanwhile grannies in their 110's are sipping vodka and singing old Russian songs.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Aletrius on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:08 am

I think by the time you get to 110 you have nothing to lose from drinking vodka and singing old Russian songs. Laughing

But good luck to him, I guess. Bit of an odd ambition, I guess, but good luck nonetheless.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by OneDeadSlime on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:15 am

Or you can eat Enexy all you want, Johannes Heesters does it!
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Lumorei on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:19 am

Something tells me I'll beat him to it.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by LordRemington on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:27 am

He certainly is shooting for a high goal, but there are so many variables that could easily prevent him from reaching 110. Ofcourse I imagine he has probably got the healthy living and exercise part of his life down, but that does take into account having accidents, getting illness, or just his body in general. Even if two people who are roughly the same build, living identical lifestyle to each other, doesn't mean they will live to the same age.

Good luck to him, he is going to have many challenges in his life that he'll need to overcome in order to reach his goal. I wonder what age he is shooting for, or if he'll be satisfied even if he is just a day older than the previous oldest man on earth.

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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Descardion on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:25 am

There's this Greek Island where they drink nothing but wine, eat nothing but fish, bread, and berries, and are capable of being sexually active past 80 years old. And most of them don't look a day over 50.

Can anyone help me remember the name of this island? Because Alex should go hang there.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Arkanay on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:34 am

Could this be it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icaria#Modern_Era


I think I've seen it being spoken on a TV show once.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Descardion on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:37 am

I think that's the one. Smile
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by OneDeadSlime on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:20 pm

LordRemington wrote:Good luck to him, he is going to have many challenges in his life that he'll need to overcome in order to reach his goal. I wonder what age he is shooting for, or if he'll be satisfied even if he is just a day older than the previous oldest man on earth.

I think he's mentioned he wants to be 150 or something, lol. He's like "fifthway there".

And Icaria has a few centenarians, nothing extreme though.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by LordRemington on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:42 pm

OneDeadSlime wrote:
LordRemington wrote:Good luck to him, he is going to have many challenges in his life that he'll need to overcome in order to reach his goal. I wonder what age he is shooting for, or if he'll be satisfied even if he is just a day older than the previous oldest man on earth.

I think he's mentioned he wants to be 150 or something, lol. He's like "fifthway there".

And Icaria has a few centenarians, nothing extreme though.

150?.. Shocked

Unless the develop some sort of medicine or procedure that can dramatically slow the progression of ageing, I think 150 is pretty optimistic. I'm aware they are actually trying to develop such technology, but its no where near the stage where it could be used on humans. And if they did create a serum of some sort that halted aging, I doubt he'd be the only one to get it, thus he'd still have some competition. Razz

Also I don't remember where but isn't there a girl somewhere in the world who has a genetic abnormality that causes he to age very very slowly. She's 20 or something, but body and mind, she is still only 4 or 5 (although there are no other negative side effects of her condition) if I remember correctly. Supposedly she barely ages at all and they aren't even sure if she will continue aging. If there is anyone who has a chance of breaking the 150 year old barrier, it will be her.

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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by OneDeadSlime on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:20 am

If there is anyone who has a chance of breaking the 150 year old barrier, it will be her.

Not really, you can't tell how things will be like in 150 years, and things aren't always what they look like. There was a woman called Eugenie Blanchard that was in very bad health since 106, yet she went on to become the world's oldest (verified) person 8 years later. Noone saw that coming. Also, stories like this are usually inflated by the media. There was an infant that supposedly didn't age as well but I've yet to find any scientific article on it. Just like 135 year olds are presented as "the oldest person to have ever lived", just like that, without any thought and doubt.

Also, 150 years is *easily possible* excluding the obvious age issue, it has been calculated by statisticians that biological causes excepted the "safe" lifespan would be 1200 years long.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by LordRemington on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:05 am

OneDeadSlime wrote:

Also, 150 years is *easily possible* excluding the obvious age issue, it has been calculated by statisticians that biological causes excepted the "safe" lifespan would be 1200 years long.

1200 years? Surprised Well 150 doesn't seem so impressive now Razz . Though I'm figuring 1200 years would be under absolutely optimum (near impossible) conditions.

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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by OneDeadSlime on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:35 pm

No, you probably didn't understand, 1200 years is about the time you would (in theory) be able to live without being in too much danger of random accidents.

In reality it is assumed that the limit to human longevity (without overt enhancements, like today) is about 125 years, with the highest recorded lifespan being 122 and a half.
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Re: Long Live Alex

Post by Aletrius on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:43 am

I'll be honest and say I don't believe the 1200 figure. Any sources I could see?
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