Happy birthday to American Besse Cooper, who is now the official titleholder of the 'world's oldest living person'.
Besse recently celebrated her super-sweet 116 birthday, which is pretty cool because not everybody gets to live long enough to celebrate their 16th anything, twice! In honor of her birthday, a bridge in the Georgia County where she has lived since the 1920s was named for her.
Besse was Born in Tennessee in 1896 and married her husband Luther in 1924. When asked about the secret to her longevity,
Besse only had this to say, "I mind my own business and I don't eat junk food." Who knew immortality could be so... boring.
Guinness World Records reports that Cooper is one of only eight documented "supercentenarians" to have reached the age of 116. The oldest person known to have ever lived is Methuselah (no last name given), who died at age 969, followed by Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment who died at age 122.