How old do you want to be ?

Can you still run at 97 ?

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18/09/2002 at 18:24
Hey Guys

Read in the Sunday Papers about www.longtolive.com . It's a web site which asked you a few lifestyle questions and then comes back with the predicted date of your death (only for fun now, only for fun), based on insurance acturial tables etc. I did it and was horrified to see that I would live till I was 97. Changed my alcohol consumption from "often" to "until inebriated" (!!!!) and still managed 94. I'm seriously thinking of entering that I frequently have unprotected sex and share needles with other drug users just to bring it down a bit !!!

Has anyone else had a go ?
18/09/2002 at 18:42
And it even tells you, to the minute, when you're going to pop your clogs!!

Amazing!
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
18/09/2002 at 18:44
Personally I'd rather not know! Anyway, I fully intend to keep on running until they cart me off in that wooden box.
18/09/2002 at 19:08
Yay, I'm going to live until 93. However, with some improvements I could make 100. Perhaps I should start taking asprin! Watching the seconds tick away is a bit alarming.
18/09/2002 at 19:24
I seem to remember reading somewhere that for every mile run, the average person increases their life expectancy by 4 minutes. (Ignoring those random accidents, unforeseen mishaps, natural disaster etc etc)

Anyone else heard this one? Surely can't be true! If it is, the 70-mile-a-weekers will hit treble figures age-wise...
18/09/2002 at 19:35
Is anyone free on the week following 1/6/59?(exact day to be arranged).
If so I would like to invite you to my funeral.
I will leave 20 quid behind the bar and after that you can buy your own.

PS ,I am not tight,I have placed it in an index linked unit trust.
19/09/2002 at 16:38
DannyM

I'd love to come but I think I'll have croaked in 2057 !

Sorry - have a good one !

19/09/2002 at 18:31
DannyM
index linked??
the way the stock market is going it will only be worth 16 quid by the time the pubs open tomorrow.
19/09/2002 at 19:44
Yes, I've seen that site. I got a worrying low death age. Good thing I didn't make a note of it. Just as long as I am happy, I'm not too concerned with reaching any particular age.
19/09/2002 at 20:35
I know RK and it's the Iraqi stock market too.Better if you just bring a bottle.
21/09/2002 at 13:00
Hildegard

I bet your "Death age" is low because you're so young (relatively!) and you're being influenced by all those students you live amongst. When I was a student I bet mine would have been low too, I trashed my body. Now that's it's starting to crease and crumble I'm treating it with respect - but I really don't fancy 97 - the way the world markets are going I think I've probably only got enough pension for one year of retirement !
21/09/2002 at 13:18
Danny,

I'd like to take you up on your invitation as I will have another 2 years to go then!!!

It seems to think I'll make 90. I can't be drinking enough.....

By 2058 £20 will probably get a half and several straws!
21/09/2002 at 13:41
What more do you want?

There's just no pleasing some people it's just take take take!
21/09/2002 at 14:03
DD,
The funny thing is, I'm not at all 'studenty' in terms of getting blottered in the pub every evening, and eating crap food. Still, the thesis stress is killing me slowly every day.
I think it must have been the more devious things, but I can't remember - not a good sign!
21/09/2002 at 15:03
Coming from a horribly short-lived family (fat from the teens, diabetes at fifty, first heart attack at sixty, lucky to make it to 65), I would be delighted with 97! What I really want, though, is healthy years. I don't fancy the idea of making 97 but spending my final 10 years being thumped by adolescent "carers" in a nursing home every time I piss my pants. A shorter lifespan but active until the end would be far more appealing.

Off to try the site now.
21/09/2002 at 15:10
I only get 91...bummer! Can get it to 99, but that would involve giving up work, alcohol and meat and taking vitamins and aspirin. And a new set of genes.
21/09/2002 at 21:15
I just want to be older!!!
21/09/2002 at 23:09
Got 85, shall now try without alcohol
Does everyone have the potential to live to101??
21/09/2002 at 23:12
Oh joy
If i give up drinking frequently, i only last another year
Pass the gin
21/09/2002 at 23:31
Apparently I've got another 18000 days left.....anyone fancy a pint?
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