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World’s Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest person, celebrated her birthday today in Inkster, Michigan. Talley was born in 1899 and was named the oldest living person last month.

According to ABC, she was honored at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services this week and she received a special birthday message from President Obama.

“A long time ago, I asked the good Lord, when you get ready to take me home. … I don’t want to be sick,” Talley said. “So far I don’t suffer so much.”

Her secret to long life? Drinking coffee everyday with sugar an no cream.

Oh dear. I guess every “oldest living person” has their own techniques for long life! Wasn’t the last one eating three raw eggs a day?

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