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World’s Oldest Person Says Secret To Longevity Is Not Getting Married


Mexican Woman Leandra Becerra celebrated her 127 birthday on Sunday and is the oldest person in the world.  

Lumbreras says she was born on Aug. 31, 1887, but as the Telegraph reports, she lost her birth certificate during a move 40 years ago.

She also reportedly fought in the Mexican Revolution, which started in 1910.

She was in her 20s when World War I started, in her 40s when Second World War began and in her 80s when Neil Armstrong went to the moon.

“She blows your mind with her stories from the revolution. She was always a woman who fought. She was still sewing and weaving until about two years ago.  She never ceased to be active, that’s why we think she’s lived so long,” granddaughter Miriam Alvear, 43, told El Horizonte, according to a translation by Metro.

Although she has never been married, according to El Horizonte, Lumbreras has 73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren.

“Her parents were singers. She loves to entertain her grandchildren with the old songs they taught her.”

Interestingly enough, her family claims that she has a few secrets to longevity – one of them being never getting married.  In addition, eating chocolate and sleeping a lot have contributed to her long life.

Celia Hernandez, another granddaughter, said:

She has no diabetes or hypertension so can eat as many chocolates and sweets as she likes

Lumbreras is now deaf and suffering from cataracts but her family says she is “entirely lucid”.

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