|Pictured: 19th century Osaka. Like, when she was|
born, Samurai were still kind of a thing.
|We can't rule anything out at this point...|
|Above: Okawa being officially recognized|
as the world's oldest human shortly after
Jiroemon Kimora's death. Coincidence?
"Eat and sleep and you will live a long time."
-Misao Okawa, a woman who predates
the airplane, clearly screwing with us
Yup, there you have it. Eating, sleeping and presumably the murder of anyone who stands in your way. Thanks Misao, we'll keep that in mind. Okay, so Okawa's passing leaves 116-year old American Gertrude Weaver as the world's newest, oldest person with fellow American Jeralean Talley a close second at age 115. Incidentally, if I were Weaver, I'd watch my back. Competitive aging seems to be a dangerous sport.
|"There can be only one..." intoned Gertrude Weaver |
menacingly after learning of Okawa's passing.
*well, not if you believe doctors. Although after what happened with the Maine, I wouldn't put anything past Misao Okawa.