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World’s Last Person Born In The 1800s Celebrates Her 117th Birthday And Reveals Her Secret
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World’s Last Person Born In The 1800s Celebrates Her 117th Birthday And Reveals Her Secret

Many people have a birthday on November 29th, but Emma Morano from Vercelli, Italy, is the only person celebrating her 117th birthday today. She’s the world’s oldest living person, but not only that – she’s the last person alive who was born in the 1800s!

When Emma was born, in 1899, Britain was still at war with the Boers in South Africa. World War One was still fifteen years away and she was already 28 by the time the television was invented. She holds the Guinness world record as the only person alive born in the 19th century, but what’s the secret to her long life? “I eat two eggs a day, and that’s it,” she told AFP News Agency. “And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth.” so if you ever needed an excuse to eat cookies, now you have one! Happy birthday Emma!

Emma Morano from Vercelli, Italy, was born in 1899, and today she celebrates her 117th birthday!

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She’s the last living person in the world who was born in the 19th century

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So what’s her secret to a long and happy life?

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She’s eaten two eggs every day since her doctor advised her to do so when she was 20. That’s 97 years ago!

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She also likes cookies, and we’re sure she’ll be eating a few today. Happy birthday Emma!

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jacluckycat
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5 years ago

I can't imagine how much change this woman has witnessed. Also, a hell of a lot of loss.

Edyta Menning
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5 years ago

So she ate 70810 eggs, at least :) Happy birthday !

Sophie Joanka Wotkowska
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5 years ago

± 2 extra eggs per very leap year ;)

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Fandoms Rise
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5 years ago

Amazing! Keep on going strong! Happy Birthday, Emma!

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jacluckycat
Community Member
5 years ago

I can't imagine how much change this woman has witnessed. Also, a hell of a lot of loss.

Edyta Menning
Community Member
5 years ago

So she ate 70810 eggs, at least :) Happy birthday !

Sophie Joanka Wotkowska
Community Member
5 years ago

± 2 extra eggs per very leap year ;)

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Fandoms Rise
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5 years ago

Amazing! Keep on going strong! Happy Birthday, Emma!

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