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Who is the oldest person in the world?
Question Date: 2011-11-18
Answer 1:

The oldest documented person ever to have lived was a French woman who lived to be 122 years old! Although she died some time ago, the oldest living person is a 115-year-old woman in the US. There is a great Wikipedia article devoted specifically to this question! I would encourage you to read it at oldest people.

Answer 2:

This is always changing, and often not known. The record verified age is, I believe, 114 years.

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