KYOTANGO, JAPAN – First there was Besse Cooper, named by Guinness World Records as the oldest living human, at 116. She died two weeks later.
Guinness then named Dina Manfredini the world`s oldest person, also at 116.
Then she died, and that left this former Japanese postman named Kimura as the world’s oldest person, at 115 years, 253 days.
That also made him the longest living man person, the title held by Christian Mortensen, before he died in 1998, also after being crowned by Guinness.
Well, the Guinness curse continues, as we now learn that Kimura has moved on at age 116, just the latest to die after being picked by Guinness as the world’s oldest person.
He may have been a pretender to the throne, because the Chinese say this woman was born in 1885, making her 127 years old, but she died a few days ago.
Guinness wouldn’t crown her because she couldn’t prove her age.
And that brings us to Sister Teresita, who also just died, and who may have held the record for the most years cloistered in a monastery.
She entered a Cisterian monastery in Spain when she was 19. That was 86 years ago.
She only left the monastery once in that time, and that was to see Pope Benedict, because she entered her monastery on the day he entered the world.
Sister Teresita died at the age of 105.