Talk:Longevity myths

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Proposal: move "Modern extreme longevity claims" section[edit]

The "Modern extreme longevity claims" section of this article seems to be in the wrong place. The disambiguation text at the top of the page says the this article is about myths related to the mythology of humans or other beings living to mythological ages. For validated specific supercentenarian claims by modern standards, see List of the verified oldest people. For modern, or complete, unvalidated supercentenarian claims, see Longevity claims. Clearly, modern extreme longevity claims are not related to mythology. As far as I can tell, the difference between "myths" and "claims" is that myths are 130 years or more, and claims are between 115 and 130 years. I believe this is arbitrary, not supported by reliable sources, and presumably original research. I propose that we move the entire section to Longevity claims. Pburka (talk) 22:29, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

The content is certainly out of this article's scope. I removed it, but have reinstated it as the current criteria stated at the target article is arbitrary and fairly unhelpful. Further discussion is required for ascertaining why the arbitrary criteria are in place.--Jeffro77 (talk) 02:34, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
I support the move, for the reasons the OP stated. Roentgenium111 (talk) 12:11, 27 January

Korea[edit]

The article states: "Taejo of Goguryeo (46/47 – 165) is generally accepted as having reigned in Korea for 93 years beginning at age 7. After his retirement, the Samguk Sagi and Samguk Yusa give his age at death as 118."

If the claim is "generally accepted", and since the age is not outside the bounds of plausible human longevity, it would appear that the assertion falls outside the scope of this article. Is it actually "generally accepted"? If so, delete. If not, re-word.--Jeffro77 (talk) 02:29, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

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Violet Brown?[edit]

The link for Johanna Ramatse (1 January 1883 – 31 May 2017)[1] claims that Violet Brown of Jamaica is 117 years old (and calls her the world's oldest living person). That article also states, "According to USA Today, the world's oldest person ever recorded was an Indonesian man who claimed to have been born in 1870 and died on Thursday." I'm merely citing (the content of) the citation that appears in the article. MaynardClark (talk) 19:27, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

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