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CLIP 5821

The oldest person in the world?

The oldest person in the world?
Key Info
  • The oldest person in the world?
  • Duration: 01:01
  • An Uzbek woman who is thought to be 128 years old could be the oldest person ever documented. Tuti Yusupova has a birth certificate which says she was born in 1880. Her great age was discovered by government officials researching citizens of Uzbekistan over the age of 100. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 29 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: ageing, family history, birth certificate, record breaking
Ideas for use in class
  • How long has she lived in days, hours, minutes etc? Construct a timeline of historical events since 1880. Can also be used as the start of a statistical investigation. Why might it be hard to prove this woman's age?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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