On Friday 117-year-old Violet Mosse Brown, the oldest person in the world, passed away.
The death of Brown means that Nabi Tajima of Japan, who is also 117, is now the world’s oldest person
Tajima was born on August 4, 1900, in the town of Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture, and has had her age confirmed by Guiness World Records.
She currently lives in a home in the city of Kagoshima.
She has a huge family — nine children (seven sons and two daughters), and more than 140 descendants, including 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and 35 great-great-grandchildren.
While Tajima has never publicly spoken about her lifestyle, it’s possible that the Japanese diet is the key to a long life.
There are currently just 46 supercentenarians — people who have lived past 110 — in the world.
Each of them credits something different for their long life — from “being single” to having four strips of bacon every morning.