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World's oldest living person at 114 years

Posted on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A great-great-grandmother from Georgia, USA has officially become the world's oldest living person.

Born in 1896 and having lived through both world wars Besse Cooper has seen more than most people, she lived on her own until the age of 105 but now resides in a nursing home. "I mind my business and I don't eat junk food," she says.

"Since her birth in 1896 Mrs Cooper has seen 21 different presidents from Grover Cleveland to Barack Obama, and lived through two world wars and the great depression."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by ColoradoParanormal on 14 March, 2011, 2:21
Dear lord! Way too old in my book. I don't want to be around here that long. Once I need help to continue to live, I want to just go.
Comment icon #8 Posted by torf on 14 March, 2011, 4:09
Would be fun and facinating to have a conversation with her about the past.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Evilution13 on 14 March, 2011, 4:27
Wow. She was already in her 40s when Germany invaded Poland.
Comment icon #10 Posted by 27vet on 14 March, 2011, 6:08
She must have known Wyatt Earp and Al Capone
Comment icon #11 Posted by Realm on 14 March, 2011, 7:05
She's lived through the gay 90's twice..
Comment icon #12 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 14 March, 2011, 13:07
Would be fun and facinating to have a conversation with her about the past. Definitely. It must have been a wild ride to live that long.
Comment icon #13 Posted by jbondo on 17 March, 2011, 0:11
How many of these oldest living person articles are we going to see? There were several last year and now I see it's starting again.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ozzy Valentine on 17 March, 2011, 0:30
How many of these oldest living person articles are we going to see? There were several last year and now I see it's starting again. Are you seriously complaining over this?! I would love to listen to what she has to say, her prespective on how America and the world has changed throughout the past century. Wow. I'm amazed really.
Comment icon #15 Posted by EternalBlizzard on 19 March, 2011, 8:24
Man she could break the record in just 10 more years
Comment icon #16 Posted by jesspy on 19 March, 2011, 11:42
How many of these oldest living person articles are we going to see? There were several last year and now I see it's starting again. maybe they are all half vampires? or its the preservatives in our food lol

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