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April 15, 2017

"How does my hair look," she asked before blowing out the candles on her 117th birthday cake last year.


Italian Emma Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies at 117
Morano's death, at the age of 117 years and 137 days, means there is no one living known to have been born before 1900. Her first love died in World War I, but she married later and left her violent husband just before the Second World War and shortly after the death in infancy of her only son. That was 30 years before divorce became legal in Italy. In an interview with AFP last year, she put her longevity down to her diet. "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth."

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Perhaps we shall yet find someone who was born in 1900. That would still be the 19th century.

Posted by: Grizzly at April 15, 2017 7:02 PM

Trippy. Her life reached halfway back to the writing of the constitution.

I wonder if them 2 eggz were dippy's?

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 15, 2017 7:07 PM

Playing on the casino's money.

Posted by: Clinton at April 16, 2017 9:21 PM

And our 10th President, John Tyler, born in 1790 still has 2 living grandsons! Makes my head explode!

Posted by: Rick at April 18, 2017 11:20 AM

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