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Guinness reveals world's oldest living person

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Emma Martina Luigia Morano has officially been declared the world’s oldest living person, Guinness World Records announced Monday. The 116-year-old succeeds New York’s Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died May 12 at 116.

Morano was raised in Vercelli, Italy, and later moved north to her current home Verbania. According to Guinness, she’s lived in the same apartment since 1926 and has been following the same diet for over nine decades: two raw eggs, one cooked egg, fresh pasta, and a dish of raw meat each day. 

Morano is just six years younger than the world’s oldest person ever, France’s Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.