Y2K bug bites 105-year-old

Published Feb 4, 2000


Oslo - A 105-year-old woman was offered a place in a Norwegian kindergarten after a millennium bug knocked a century off her age.

"When our list showed she was born in '94' we just assumed it was 1994 rather than 1894," Olga Moerk, in charge of a project offering free day-care to five-year-olds in central Oslo, said on Friday.

The glitch stemmed from a computer print-out from the citizens' register giving only the last two years of the birth date.

A social worker visited the old people's home where the woman lives after getting no reply to the free playschool offer.

"Most people jump at the offer. We thought the girl we were looking for might have been the daughter of an employee at the home," Moerk said. - Reuters

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