12 Remarkable People Who Lived Well Beyond 100

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The U.N. estimates that there are 450,000 living people over the age of 100, yet growing old isn’t something we often like to think about However, you’ll be surprised at the independence some of these old people possessed.

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Here, we take a look at some notable examples of people who defied the biological norm and lived well beyond the average lifespan. Only verified supercentenarians are included, however, which means claims like the one the ‘133-year-old’ Joao Coelho de Souza made will not be included.

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