114 and Counting

Posted: January 4, 2009 in Miscellaneous

With deepest condolences to the nation of Portugal and the family of Maria de Jesus who died Friday at the age of 115, Los Angeles is proud to now be home of the world’s oldest person. Gertrude Baines lives in a nursing home near U.S.C. and is 114 years old.

Interestingly, her parents were both slaves as children, and she lived long enough to vote for Barack Obama.

And if you are looking for secrets to longevity, Gertrude lists eating crispy bacon and watching The Jerry Springer Show as her hobbies.

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