Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Cracks

Cheating Japanese caught inflating life-expectancy numbers:
More than 230,000 Japanese citizens listed in government records as at least 100 years old can't be found and may have died long ago, according to a government survey released Friday.
Or is there a more tragic explanation?
The head count followed a flurry of reports about how elderly people are falling through the cracks in Japan as its population ages rapidly and family ties weaken.
GUARDRAILS could have prevented this, tightwads.

7 comments:

mikey said...

Jeez, and they say we have a problem with crumbling infrastructure here in the US...

Substance McGravitas said...

To be fair, their old people are awfully tiny.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'll bet we will have this problem soon, if we don't already.

Can haz Catfood Commission?
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tigris said...

Man, those Sumo guys are more dangerous than I'd expected. Put some pants on and save a life, fatty.

Another Kiwi said...

Well if you're going to have radioactive dinosaurs roaming around the place, you're going to get cracks.

Smut Clyde said...

their old people are awfully tiny.

You are thinking of the Proavitoi.

Smut Clyde said...

its population ages rapidly

The Japanese are aging faster than the usual year every 12 months?
Their technology is advanced than I realised.