Besse Cooper has been around for a very, very, very long time. Certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living woman, Ms. Cooper celebrated her birthday at the Monroe, Georgia, nursing home facility where she resides. She turned 116.
“I mind my own business,” the Sullivan, Tenn., native, born in 1896, said is her secret to longevity. “And I don’t eat junk food.”