SACHIRE, GEORGIA – Remember Spock’s old mantra? “Live long and prosper.” Well, a woman in the former Soviet state of Georgia seems to have clung to that advice for dear life. She died last month at the ripe old age of 132.
Well… that’s what she claimed anyway. Antisa Khvichava had a passport that listed her birth-date as 1880. Problem is– it was issued in 1979, a century later… not the best proof. She also said she lost her birth certificate during the war.
Until now, the world’s oldest person on record was Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died at a 122. You can bet she didn’t leave any tread on the tires.
As for Antisa, in Georgia, where she lived, it’s not unusual to live to 90 or 100, but living to 132 would mean her youngest son was born when she was 60. Kinda dubious, right?
Antisa credited her long life to drinking a glass of grape “cha-cha” every morning. That’s a local brandy. Wonder if it’s anything like Honey Boo Boo’s go-go juice?
Georgian administrators want the Guinness book folks to make Antisa’s accomplishment official, but with the holes in her story that probably won’t happen. Either way, though, Antisa lived a long life that even a cold-blooded Vulcan would proclaim, “fascinating!”