- Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest person, on Sunday, January 5, celebrated 117th birthday at a nursing home in Japan
- During the celebration, the centenarian took a bite from her birthday cake and commented on its tastiness
- In 2018, she got the Guinness World Records confirmation as the world's oldest person when she clocked 116
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Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest woman, has surpassed her own record as she celebrated her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka in southern Japan.
According to Daily Mail, she marked her birthday with a party on Sunday, January 5, in the presence of staff and friends at the home.
It should, however, be noted that Tanaka’s birthday was on Thursday, January 2. During the birthday celebration, the centenarian ate a slice from her cake.
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She said “tasty, I want some more” with a broad smile on her face. Tanaka got the Guinness World Records confirmation as the oldest person in 2018.
Reports have also said that the old age of Tanaka is an important marker of Japan’s fast-ageing citizens as its birthrate fell to less than 900,000.
According to the Guinness records, she was born in 1903, married Hideo Tanaka in 1922, had four children, and adopted five.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Dorothy Flowers, turned 108 on Tuesday, October 22, and her friends at the care home where she lives made a social media post requesting for people to send her birthday cards.
She is said to be the 68th oldest person in Great Britain. Her friends at the home wanted to surprise her on her birthday and yes, they succeeded at it as the birthday girl got 670 cards for her special day and a few gifts of champagne from all over the world.
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Flowers’ resident experience manager, Helene Ballinger, explained that the centenarian who is the oldest inhabitant at the home can credit her longevity to drinking champagne.
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