Following the death of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones, Emily Morano became the world’s oldest living person at the tender age of 116.


According to reports, Emily, who was born in 1899 may be the last surviving person to have been born in the 1800s (wow!), and she is said to be “pleased” with her title.


Talking to The Telegraph, Rosi Santoni, a relative of Emily, said that despite her new found fame, the 116-year-old still had her usual breakfast of milk with biscuits and semolina with boiled eggs for lunch that day. 


When asked how she felt upon hearing the news, Rosi said: “[Emily] was told this morning and she said ‘My word, I’m as old as the hills’”.



But how has she managed to live so long?


Well, according to the Italian, who lives in Verbania, her secret lies in the consumption of TWO RAW EGGS a day, something that she has been doing for decades.


According to the super-centenarian, a doctor advised her in her early twenties to eat them and she has been doing so ever since.


However, that’s not the only piece of advice that she has.


In fact, when she was speaking to The New York Times last year, she said that being single (since ending her marriage when she was 38) helped her live so long.


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