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Cigar And Fried Chicken Lovers Are Among The Few Who Live Past 100

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

The 21st century is 13 years old and there are only seven people on Earth who were alive during the 1800s. In addition to that lucky group, there a...

David Moye

A Big Year For These Little People

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.14.2012 | Weird News

When Guinness World Records editor Stuart Claxton is asked about world records, he is like a father who doesn't want to be seen as favoring one child ...

30 Secrets To Long Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty

Gwen Weiss-Numeroff's fear of illness and loss began when she was only 8, after the person closest to her in the world -- her big brother Steven -- di...

World's Oldest Person Celebrates Her 116th Birthday

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

At 116 years of age, Besse Cooper's life bridges the 19th century and the 21st century. So it's fitting that the woman recognized as the world's ol...

Michael McLaughlin

Besse The Oldest Living Person.. Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Everything old is new again and in this case that means Besse Cooper has been re-crowned the oldest living person after being briefly dethroned this y...