World’s oldest person marks 117th birthday
THE world’s oldest living person marked her 117th birthday by blowing out all the candles on a special cake.
Italian Emma Morano received a greeting from Italy’s president, read by an official, and a visit from two elderly nieces and her long-time physician yesterday morning to mark the milestone birthday.
She patiently responded to a series of questions from journalists and accepted some gifts, including biscuits.
Then she blew out the candles on her cake – not one for every year, but three numerals to show her age, 117.
Another party, including cake, was planned for the afternoon, after a nap.
Ms Morano, who is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, became the oldest living person in May this year.