The world’s oldest person, Maria Esther de Capovilla died last week aged 116. I very much hope I don’t live that long, and the Death Clock website tells me I needn’t worry. Apparently I’m going to die on Friday August 24, 2040 when I’ll be 72. Thanks for the precision, guys!
My early predicted death is down to my love of pancakes, fry-ups, and other naughty foods. Many other British men of my age could expect to live a fair bit longer. Tables from the Government Actuary’s Department show that the average 38 year-old UK male should live to 77. Back in 1981, the average 38 year-old was expected to die aged 73….