The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159531   Message #3781379
Posted By: akenaton
26-Mar-16 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Norway Leads The Way
Subject: RE: BS: Norway Leads The Way
Its all relative R.....go to the average or even above average old folks home and ask what they think of longevity.

Infant mortality was the problem a couple of hundred years ago, if one survived infancy you stood a very good chance of attaining your three score and ten.
In our local churchyard it amazes me how many people in the 17 and 1800's lived to over ninety years......but by then the industrial revolution was just beginning to bite!