Most people dream of living at the age of 80 or 90 years. Incredibly, the century-old Emma Morano surpassed these monumental birthdays decades ago. Yesterday Vertelli, a resident of Italy, celebrated his 117th birthday!
In addition to being the oldest person in the world, Morano is the last person on Earth who was born in the 1800s. Undoubtedly, it is a treasure for those who are gifted with the opportunity to speak and learn from her.
Birthday girl lived a long and rich life. When she was born in 1899, Britain fought with the Boers in South Africa. And by the time she was fifteen, the First World War was still fifteen years old. At twenty-eight years, television was invented.
If you are wondering what is her secret of longevity, she told the AFP news agency:
I eat two eggs a day, that’s all. And cookies. But I do not eat much, because I do not have teeth.
However, it would also seem that Emma will bless having really good genes. This year, Emma definitely earned her cookies and cakes.
Below are pictures of the world’s oldest people and her family. Happy Birthday!
Source: True Activist