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Want to Bet that in 2150 The Oldest Person will be 130 or 150?


on 2001/2/4 8:48:02 ( 1290 reads )


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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO, February 5, 2001: On January 1, 2150, the winner of a trust fund, starting today with 300 dollars and estimated to then be worth US$500 million, will be announced. Two scientists have set up a bet on the highest obtainable life expectancy. Estimating the age to be 130, S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois has wagered against Steven Austad of the University of Idaho who has bet the oldest person will be 150 years. Austad has more faith in the progressive medical techniques of cloning and stem cell research where worn-out body parts will be replaced. Both scientists have named a University as beneficiary of the trust fund.




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