World’s oldest people, more turnover

Just over a month ago, the world’s oldest person died, ceding the title to a man for the first time in some time. Here was my post on that.

The new world’s oldest woman, Julie Bertrand, was only a few weeks younger and statistically (as men die before women) looked a shoe in for the top position. Sadly, news today that it wasn’t to be. Wikipedia are again on the ball and have changed their rankings. There is now almost a year’s distance between the oldest (Emilliano Mercado del Toro) and the second oldest (Emma Tillman).

The puzzle for me is why I am compelled to blog on this!

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