Wednesday, November 23, 2005

WORLD'S OLDEST, LONGEST LIVING, VEGAN ON EARTH IS 175 Years Old

world's oldest, longest living, vegan on record on the planet and still alive is 175 years old, world record oldest on planet EXCLUSIVE: THE OLDEST CREATURE ON EARTH
She was hatched when Queen Victoria was still a teenager she's now 175 years old - By Clare Raymond

HER skin is wrinkled and she's carrying a few extra pounds, but there's still a twinkle in the old girl's eyes.

In fact she's in uncommonly good shape for someone who was born before Victoria came to the throne.

Harriet, a giant (vegetarian) Galapagos Land tortoise and the world's oldest living creature, celebrates her 175th birthday.

Whilst animal research is not a good way to determine effects on humans it's still a good example of the potential benefits of a vegan / vegetarian diets.

Harriet dines on a diet of aubergines, courgettes, string beans, parsley, squash, endives, carrots, tomatoes, bok choi and her favourite morning treat - pink hibiscus flowers.

While Harriet is currently the oldest living being on earth, she isn't the oldest living animal ever.

According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, a Madagascar radiated tortoise called Tui Malila presented to the Tongan royal family by Captain James Cook in the late 1700s, was either 188 or 192 when it died in 1965.





1 comment:

shasha said...

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i'm a registered nutritionist and dietitian in the Philippines and a registered nutritionist in the UK. It's actually nice to find out blogs like yours in the net.