Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Meet The New Oldest Person In The World, 117-year-old Violet Brown

IMG_5937A 117-year-old Jamaican woman has earned the title of the oldest person in the world.
Violet Brown once told her local paper, the Jamaica Gleaner, that the secret to her long life is a tenet found in the Bible's Old Testament: "Honor your mother and father so your days may be long," Brown said in 2010.
She also avoids rum, but eats everything she wants except for chicken and pork. USA Today reports "Aunt V," as her friends and family call her, also partakes in "fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot."
Brown was born in 1900, 67 years before Jamaica was founded. That makes Brown 117 years and 38 days old. She told the Gleaner she still made her bed every morning, enjoyed reading and typing, and remained fiercely committed to her Baptist faith. "I love the Church," she told the local paper.
On Twitter, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness congratulated Brown:
Brown worked as a cane farmer with her husband. Good genes seem to run in the family -- Brown's son is 97.
"Really and truly," said the woman affectionately known as Aunt V, "when people ask what me eat and drink to live so long, I say to them that I eat everything, except pork and chicken, and I don't drink rum and them things."
Emma Morano, the last living person born in the 1800s, died on Saturday at her home in Italy at the age of 117. Morano was the last person known to have been born in the 1800s; she died on April 16 at age 117, according to CNN.
Guinness World Records confirmed Morano as the last living person to have been born in the 1800s.
The world longevity record remains with French woman Jeanne Calment, who died at 122 in 1997, according to the GRG's Robert Young.

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