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    World's oldest woman dies, title moves to US woman

    The world's oldest woman, Misao Okawa, has died in a nursing home in Osaka, a month after her 117th birthday. She was born in Japan in 1898.

    The title of the world's oldest woman now passes to Gertrude Weaver of the US. She's only 116.

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    Here's Gertrude Weaver. She's from Arkansas.

    http://time.com/2963318/meet-the-old...de-weaver-116/
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    CNN states she was 177. Gah CNN, you're getting worse than FOX.

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    The Wiki article says that Gertrude Weaver is African American-going by what? That is not an African American woman in that picture unless they've changed the definition. If this isn't an April Fool joke, R.I.P. Misao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    The Wiki article says that Gertrude Weaver is African American-going by what? That is not an African American woman in that picture unless they've changed the definition. If this isn't an April Fool joke, R.I.P. Misao.
    I agree Stan. She looks more Native American to me.
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    Gertrude Weaver died today after being the world's oldest person for only five days. There are now just three people left alive on Earth who were born in the 1800s. R.I.P. Gertrude
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    Sadly, Gertrude Weaver has died of pneumonia just days after she inherited the title. Staff at her care home said she had enjoyed her time in the spotlight though, and had invited President Obama to her 117th birthday, on the Fourth of July.

    Jeralean Talley of Detroit is now the world's oldest person, at 115.

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    And next, ME! Mwahahahaha!

    *searching for my crown and scepter*

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    We were posting that news at the exact same time STANDREID.
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    All joking aside, Ms. Talley looks very well for 115.

    I only hope to keep so well at 70.

    ETA: wrong surname, all apologies


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    She does look great...But that's not Gertrude Weaver, as she just passed away. It's a photo of Jeralean Talley, the new record holder.
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    Oh, I see you just corrected your post, Ellie Bee!
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    Just to mix things up a little more - this isn't the first time Jeralean has held the title. That's because for a long time no-one knew about Gertrude Weaver.

    Gertrude was only discovered by the Gerontology Research Group last July, at which point she took the title away from Jeralean, who now has it back.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeralean_Talley

    ETA: Title of oldest American I mean, not world's oldest. Confusing myself now.
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    I can not even imagine making it to 117. wow. LOL I am not sure I'd want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    Gertrude Weaver died today after being the world's oldest person for only five days. There are now just three people left alive on Earth who were born in the 1800s. R.I.P. Gertrude
    Wow!
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