This is the sort of statistical oddity that I obsess over.
In the entire world – eight billion people – there is one person alive known to have been born in the 19th century. And she turns 117 today:
Born November 29, 1899, [Emma Morano] is the world’s oldest living person and the secret to her longevity appears to lie in eschewing usual medical wisdom.
“I eat two eggs a day, and that’s it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth,” she told AFP in an interview last month in her room in Verbania, a town in northern Italy on Lake Maggiore.
Apropos not much.