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When she died aged 122 in 1997, Jeanne Calment was the oldest living person in the world.

In 1965, aged 90, she had sold her apartment in Arles to her sollicitor in return for a life annuity. In 1995, after having paid the annuity for 30 years, the sollicitor died before she did...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 08:51:38 AM EST
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