Emma Morano Will Soon Celebrate Her 117th Birthday


Emma Morano Will Soon Celebrate Her 117th Birthday

Yes, in one month it will be Emma Morano’s 117th birthday, this Italian woman is the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century. And also holds a place in the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person. Emma Morano has lived to see three centuries. Her genes must be a reason for her long life, as her mother lived till 91 and both her sisters hit 100. Emma Morano has been living her life by herself after she let go of her abusive husband in 1938 after the death of her only child in infancy.

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As of now, she’s the only surviving member of her family and has been living alone in her home for 20 years. And last year she finally hired a caretaker to help her with her every day chores, she might not have hired one if she wasn’t restricted to bed. Emma seems like a independent and very determined person. So, Emma is the only one left who has lived in three centuries. Emma still has to go quite a long way off the previous record, held by Jeanne Louise Calment who lived to be 122 years, 164 days.

Emma said that she hasn’t invited anybody for her 117th birthday but she believes that people from every nook and corner of the globe would come to wish her on her special day. “People come. I don’t invite anybody but they come. From America, Switzerland, Austria, Turin, Milan… They come from all over to see me,” she told AFP.

Here’s Her Secret To A Long Life.

I bet you all would be interested in finding the secret for her really long life. Well, it’s eggs, yes, you read that right, Emma was advised by her doctor to eat 3 eggs (two raw and one cooked) a day ever since she was diagnosed with Anaemia at the age of 20. And she has been following that still today, but she has brought the number down to 2 from 3. “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. It is believed that she has consuming eggs for over 90 years, that will be like 100,000 eggs so far.

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Team Fantoosy wishes Emma Happy birthday in advance.