Remembering the World’s Oldest Person: Objects She Left Behind

By Dr. Mercola Emma Morano’s claim to fame was much longer than 15 minutes, because when she died in April 2017, she was 117 years old. That gave her the interesting distinction as the last woman to have been born in the 1800s. In fact, 1899 was the same year Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first radio signal across the English Channel. In some respects, Morano’s uncommonly long life included its share of contradictions. The very thing that brought her the greatest recognition testified to the incongruities in her life. One thing she proved was that not every formula for longevity is a certainty. She should know. She bucked convention and ended up not only living longer than any of her contemporaries, but arguably everyone else on the planet for a short time. People often asked her how she’d managed to live so long. According to The New York Times: “Ms. Morano has no doubts about how she made it this long: Her elixir for longevity consists of raw eggs, which she has been eating —


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