Jean Calment

Jeanne Calment. She lived to 122, from 1875 to 1997.
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She said that she met Vincent Van Gogh as a child, and that he was dirty, poorly dressed, and disagreeable.
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She smoked until she was 117.
One of the funnier things about her life is that when she was 90, a 47 year old lawyer got her to sign a contract so that if she died, he’d get her apartment.
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In return, he’d give her a monthly stipend.
He assumed she’d be dead within a couple years at most, so he was hoping to get her apartment on the cheap.
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But she just kept living. Eventually he died at 77, never having received the apartment. His widow kept paying Calment after his death per the contract.
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By the time she died, she’d been paid $180,000… over twice the apartment’s worth.
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