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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...

115-year-old Iowa Woman Is Now World's Oldest Woman

AP | Posted 12.05.2012 | Weird News

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- A 115-year-old woman in Iowa has become the world's oldest living person. Guinness World Records posted on its website Wednesday th...

World's Oldest Person Dies At 116

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Weird News

MONROE, Ga. -- The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully ...

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...

Besse Cooper, World's Oldest Person, Turns 115

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact

By Associated Press MONROE, Ga. — About 15 to 20 people celebrated the birthday of Besse Cooper, who is listed as the world's oldest person. C...

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...

World's Oldest Man Dies

AP | By MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Walter Breuning's earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. The...