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    World's Oldest Living Person Celebrates 117th Birthday



    VERBANIA, ITALY
    The Italian woman who is the world's oldest living person has marked her 117th birthday by blowing out all the candles on her cake.

    Emma Morano received a greeting from Italy's president, read by an official, and a visit from two elderly nieces and her long-time physician on Tuesday morning to mark the milestone birthday. She patiently responded to a series of questions from journalists and accepted some gifts, including cookies.

    Then she blew out the candles on her cake - not one for every year, but three numerals to show her age, 117. Another party, including cake, was planned for the afternoon, after a nap.

    Morano, who is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, became the oldest living person in May.

    World's Oldest Living Person Celebrates 117th Birthday

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    Happy Birthday!!

    Took my Nana (94) to the eye clinic today (macular degeneration) no one could believe she is 94. Hope she makes it to 120!

    Much respect for the elder generation..

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    Fantastic! Reminds me of the story of Prince Charles visiting a nursing home in Sydney. Apparently he asked a 93 year old if she'd been bed-ridden since she'd been there.

    She replied, "A couple of times. But I prefer being fucked up the arse on the sofa."

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    ^Respect! She looks great for 117! May she have more happy years.

    Respect to Dickie re: doing stuff for your nana. Good onya!

    I've just bought groceries & bird feed for my mom. She has ducks & lots of chooks now - they keep her busy & happy.

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    She still look good ..See her then miss my grandma..Will see her in new year

    When I was young be with her more than my mum and dad...

    When I see older women always want to back home

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    Good luck to her with improved diet and health education our species may live to 200 one day , so you'll be able to retire at 180 and ask your 199 year old dad if you can borrow the electic rocket to pop out to the pub !

    Congratulations Emma , I look worse at half her age she'll make Socal a very happy......
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    World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at age of 117

    The world's oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say.

    Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living.

    She had attributed her longevity to her genetics and a diet of three eggs a day, two of them raw.

    Ms Morano was the oldest of eight siblings, all of whom she has outlived. She died at her home in the northern city of Verbania.

    Her life not only spanned three centuries but also survived an abusive marriage, the loss of her only son, two World Wars and more than 90 Italian governments.


    'Good genes and eggs'

    Ms Morano had admitted that her longevity was partly down to genetics: her mother reached 91 and several sisters reached their centenary.

    But it was also down to a rather unusual diet of three eggs - two raw - each day for more than 90 years.

    It was a regime she took up as a young woman, after the doctor diagnosed her with anaemia shortly after World War One.

    She had cut down to just two eggs a day, and a few biscuits recently.

    Her doctor of 27 years, Carlo Bava, had told AFP news agency that she rarely ate vegetables or fruit.

    "When I met her, she ate three eggs per day, two raw in the morning and then an omelette at noon, and chicken at dinner."


    'I didn't want to be dominated'

    Ms Morano also credited her longevity to her decision, in 1938, to kick out her husband - a year after her baby boy died at just six months old.

    The marriage had never been healthy, she said. She had been in love with a boy who was killed during World War One, and had no interest in marrying someone else.

    But, she told La Stampa newspaper in an interview when she was a spritely 112 that she was left with little choice.

    "He told me: 'If you're lucky you marry me, or I'll kill you'. I was 26 years old. I got married."

    Eventually, it became too much. Though they separated in 1938, they remained married until he died in 1978. Ms Morano, who worked until she was 75, chose never to marry again.

    "I didn't want to be dominated by anyone," she told the New York Times.
    She had only taken on a full-time carer a couple of years ago - but had not left her small two-room apartment for 20 years.

    According to the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), the world's oldest registered human is now Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on 10 March 1900.

    Another 117-year-old, Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange from Kenya, recalled her long life in a BBC World Service documentary told by her great granddaughter, Priscilla Ng'ethe.

    World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at age of 117 - BBC News

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    i saw that yesterday, the last survivor of the nineteenth century, didnt touch veg- excellent, wheres my omelette

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    Fantastic! Reminds me of the story of Prince Charles visiting a nursing home in Sydney. Apparently he asked a 93 year old if she'd been bed-ridden since she'd been there.

    She replied, "A couple of times. But I prefer being fucked up the arse on the sofa."
    Fookin' hilarious, PAG...Laughed out loud...

    117 years old...

    Luigi will be proud-io...

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