I penned a wee piece last Monday about longevity.
Like all my previous posts it was unremarkable an instantly forgettable, but it did lead to some interesting comments.
Nisakiman pointed me in the direction of a page which was very difficult to read listing the World's oldest, and the inconvenient fact that they are smokers. That page was originally taken from yet another page, which while a little easier to read is still full of errors. We both agreed that the page should be tidied and given a new home here.
So since then I have been doing a little work. I sanded down the page, repaired a couple of wobbly bits and gave it two coats of beeswax before giving it a final buff up and polish. The new page has been very carefully inserted into this site [it took twp cranes and a team of Polish engineers] and is safely embedded on a fresh base of concrete.
One of the big problems that I had was in replacing FORCES' links. The old ones all pointed to a site which appears to be a bit wonky so I endeavoured to find alternative references to verify the claims. In most cases I was successful but some still remain unsubstantiated. If anyone can find references, I would be more than delighted to insert them.
And when I'm inserting them I'll try to tidy a few other typos I just spotted….