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Category: centenarians

Former pint-sized Mr. Universe turns 100

A former Mr. Universe, who is one of the tiniest winners of the body building contest, has turned 100 in India. Manohar Aich, who is 4 foot 11 inches tall, overcame  grinding poverty and a stint in prison, to achieve body building glory in 1952. Aich says the  secrets to more »

Centenarians BOOMING in US

America’s population of centenarians – already the largest in the world – has roughly doubled in the past 20 years to around 72,000 and is projected to at least double again by 2020, perhaps even increase seven-fold, according to the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau estimates there were 71,991 centenarians more »

Centenarians at record levels in the UK

According to the BBC and the Guardian newspaper, the number of people in the UK aged 100 or over has reached a record high, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said there were 12,640 in 2010, compared with 2,500 in 1980 – a five-fold rise. And life more »