When Susannah Mushatt Jones died Thursday evening, someone new took her place as the world’s oldest person. And it looks like that person is Emma Morano, who is 116 years old.
Robert Young, a senior consultant for the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, informed the Associated Press of Jones’s death and said that Morano is now the unofficial oldest person in the world. Reached by TIME Friday, a Guinness World Records spokesperson said the group is beginning to review research and will make an official announcement “in the coming weeks.”
According to the New York Times, which profiled Morano in 2015 when she was 115 years old, her secret to longevity is twofold: raw eggs and no husband. She’s been eating three raw eggs per day since she was a teenager, and as for being single for most of her life: “I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone,” she said.
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