Wednesday, March 25, 2009
130 years young!
There was a census in Karaganda in northern Kazakhstan, the central Asian state Demographers were astonished to discovered Sakhan Dosova - a mother of ten - and find she was also on Stalin's first census of the region in 1926 when her age was given as 47. According to U.K. Daily Mail, she is ready to celebrate her 130th birthday.
Take a look at the above document indicating her birth date: March 27, 1879.
Sakhan says she has never visited a doctor nor eaten sweets. She is addicted to cottage cheese and puts her longevity down to her sense of humour.
Daily Mail also provided these historical facts:
The year 1879 also saw Edison present his new invention - the light bulb. It was the year that Stalin and Einstein were born, the Anglo-Zulu war started, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first story. U.K. people will recall that was the year "Queen Victoria still had 22 more years to rule in Britain and Disraeli was prime minister. "
Prime Minister Disraeli?
Yes, Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881). He was the one that supposedly to have said "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." (Among others including Mark Twain according to this.)
Happy Birthday Sakhan Dosova!