Jeanne Louise Calment of France still holds the historical record of longest life. She lived through two World Wars – was born two centuries ago, on February 21, 1875, and died on August 4, 1997, when the world was already in the computer age. Jeanne had an active and engaged in life until the end. At 85, she began to practice fencing. At 117, she decided to quit a vice she cultivated for 96 years of smoking cigarettes every day. Her memory was very good. She remembered having sold blank canvases to Van Gogh as a young girl at her dad’s store. Jeanne died when she was 122 years and 164 days old.
More recently, Mbah Ghoto, of Indonesia, alleged being 146 years old when he died on April 30, 2017. His ID showed he was born in 1870, however, the veracity of facts has not yet been proven by authorities.
Regardless, these two cases lead to the question of how long life can be. It’s estimated that it will be possible to live to 150, as already seen in previous articles. What will the limit be for life?