Guinness World Records has recognized a 114-year-old Japanese woman, Misao Ookawa, as the worlds oldest. Ookawa, who turns 115 next week (becoming age-mate to 115-year old Jireomon Kimura, the world's oldest man), was born the same year that radium was discovered. [Reuters]

8 Responses to “Oldest woman 115 next week”

  1. So we are only a couple of years away from the last person born in the 19th century dying. Weird!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Next year, the film version of Gone With The Wind will be closer in time to the Civil War than to the present.

  2. Brainspore says:

    Man, I should probably be eating more Japanese food or something.

  3. 10xor01 says:

    She’s not turning 115, she’s turning 29 for the 87th time.

  4. eldritch says:

    Tanjobi Omedeto, Ōkawa-sama.

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