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How the World’s Oldest Person Spent Her Last Day

Secrets of super-centenarians

Both Cooper and Manfredini reached impressive ages, but the all-time longevity record is held by Frenchwoman Jeanne Clement. Prior to her death at age 122, Clement was the first person ever documented to have topped 120 years of age.

According to the Houston Chronicle, when asked to divulge the secrets of her lengthy life, Clement was famous for replying, “God must have forgotten me.”

French legends have her riding a bicycle up until she officially earned her centenarian status, using olive oil liberally (both on her food and her skin), and consuming several pounds of chocolate per week.

Whatever their secrets, the longevity and relatively good quality of life of these women inspires awe in aging experts and the general public alike.

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12:09PM PST on Dec 23, 2012

I have a good start since I'm a woman. :p

11:39AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

May she rest in peace.

2:46AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

God bless her heart!

11:57AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

What a sweetie.

1:56AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Sounds to me like if you live the kind of life you love, you will alwayshave beautiful scenery, pleasan things to do, day schedules you can become happy with, just leaving all sorts of room to let the beautiy of life decorate your day. :Like the 115-yr-old lady, she had her hair fixed that day and was waching a moviewhenshe passed, and I'm now siting here thininking I need to have soeone do my hair giv me a massage. I'm sick ight now, tho, butI'lllook forwardtoit soon.

12:33AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

I dont wanna live that long. I dont know what to do. I dont think I can continue running around puppies after im 70.

9:43PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

It doesn't pay to become the oldest person in the world. You can see where it gets you...

12:34PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

thank you

11:04AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

RIP - thank you !

6:48AM PST on Dec 9, 2012


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