One of only two living people born in the 1800s, Susannah Mushatt Jones just became the oldest person in the world at age 115.
Born July 6, 1899, Jones grew up in Alabama, and after traveling the world now lives with a caregiver in Brooklyn, NY.
Although blinded by glaucoma, her doctors say she is quite healthy and lucid, and in fact seems to be "reverse aging."
Over the last four years, her hair changed from gray to brown and softened. When she was 96, she grew a tooth — not a wisdom tooth, not an impacted tooth, but a new tooth — in her lower jaw. She's a medical marvel.
So what are some of her secrets? Besides being a woman (90% of people who live past 100 are women), and besides good genes, here are 6 other lifestyle choices that may have spurred Jones' longevity:
No alcohol or smoking
Has a sense of humor
Eats mostly fruit all day, with bacon, eggs and grits for breakfast
Always surrounded by family
Wears sexy lingerie (even now!)
In just 2-1/2 weeks Jones will be celebrating her 116th birthday.
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