A woman who claimed to be the oldest person alive has died. She was 132 years old. That means that she lived through two World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the moon landing, and the proliferation of reality television. Oh, the horror.
Antisa Khvichava lived in a remote mountain village called Sachino, Georgia. She had documents that indicated she was born on July 8th, 1880, along with family members who vouched for her age. Experts doubt her, but in fairness, that is just like those pesky experts.
Fun fact: The woman had a 72-year-old son.
Funner fact: She was 60 when she had him.
Funnest fact: She believed her good health was due to drinking brandy every day.
Now, let’s cut to the chase: 132 is too freakin’ old. What would you even do for that amount of time? I don’t know what to do on a Sunday afternoon, let alone for 132 years. At that point, your wrinkles are getting wrinkles. Your senile thoughts are having their own little senile thoughts. You’re deep in the rabbit hole of insanity, tethered to reality only by the beating of your wrinkly heart and the sparks of your saggy brain. Add to that the fact that she lived in a beautiful, idyllic land probably reminiscent of somewhere from the Zelda universe.
Okay, scratch everything I just said. I wanna live forever in Hyrule.
As for Ms. Khvichava, she does not have a birth certificate, which is why experts doubt her claim. However, one piece of paper is hard to hold onto for a week, let alone 132 years. She does, however, have documents from the Soviet era which account for her age.
Question: Would you want to have a long, healthy life, watching those around you wither and die? Or do you wanna go out #YOLO style?