In the introduction to my new series, Immortality: A User's Guide—the story of a French real estate transaction that went awry, and what it suggests about the future of human lifespan.
There was an ongoing feud between a Russian researcher, who claimed she was a fraud & was actually her daughter, and a large Facebook group of her supporters. Not sure what’s going on with this these days, though.
I remember her! When they asked her the secret to her longevity she said, 'Wine and chocolate'. I've never forgotten that.
The French are having an especially hard time thinking rationally about delayed aging. They are marching in the streets and getting upset because Macron (of whom I am no fan) wants to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 -- still lower than just about all comparable nations. We have the same problem in the USA although it is not (yet) so extreme.