Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The World’s Oldest Person has died. Yone Minagawa of Japan was 114.

Edna Parker of Shelbyville, Ind. must have mixed feelings about that. Also 114, Edna now inherits the title of World’s Oldest Person – but she’s not likely to hold it for very long. The last four World’s Oldest Persons all died within eight months of becoming the World’s Oldest Person.

Reminds me of a story I did for NPR back in 2000.

3 comments:

guv said...

Does it count if you just -feel- like the world's oldest person?

Howard said...

It's not the years, it's the mileage.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that works. The world's oldest person is completely alive or else they wouldn't be the world's oldest person. Technically shouldn't you be saying that a person who was once the world's oldest person has died. Doesn't sound the same, does it?