72 Is The New 30

From CNBC:

Human longevity has improved so rapidly over the past century that 72 is the new 30, scientists say.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species.

In response to this new study, the Obama Administration announced it will increase the retirement age for Social Security from 65 to 140.

Posted by: DMartyr at 11:58 AM


1 Today's thirty year olds must be a lot worse off than i remember.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at February 26, 2013 01:39 PM

2 The media just LOVES ridiculous studies and claims. I can tell you today's 63 sure as hell doesn't feel like 30.

Posted by: Mark at February 26, 2013 01:56 PM

3 One comment about Jane Fonda at the awards and it gets to this.

Posted by: Frank at February 26, 2013 03:46 PM

4 Mark and SSGB-

Amen. Sucks to be getting older and creakier. They're certainly not reporting on QUALITY of life, are they? My 30-year-old self could stand up straight without wincing. My 64-year-old self ... nope ... (sigh).

Posted by: A_Nonny_Mouse at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM

5 I talked to a young guy at the gunsmiths today about how America used to be, and he said it was sad how much we had lost. I asked his age. He said 32, exactly 1/2 of mine. But hey, he's working in a gunsmith shop. He's going to be the future and I'm going to be the past. I'm OK with that.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 26, 2013 05:20 PM

6 dang, I'm now too young to legally drink. I don't remember, is this the way 19 felt?

Posted by: MountainPatriot at February 26, 2013 08:14 PM

7 so comparing this to whore fonda it should be the 72 year old commie is the new 30 year old commie.

Posted by: trigger at February 26, 2013 09:36 PM

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