Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrate Your 123rd Birthday and Get One Million Dollars

As of this writing, the world’s oldest living person is nearly 116 years old. The oldest person to have ever lived was France’s Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997 at 122 years, 164 days old. Calment famously outlived her lawyer, who bought her old apartment, agreeing to give her money for it each month until her death hoping to get possession of the flat on her death.

Venture capitalist Dmitry Kaminskiy announced a million-dollar prize, for the first person to beat the current longevity record and reach his or her 123rd birthday. The goal of the prize is twofold: to get the public interested in longevity research and to motivate people to live longer lives.

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