Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman who was certified by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person in the world, passed away on April 19, 2022. She turned 119 early this year and was just three years away from the record of the oldest person ever Jeanne Louise Calment (who passed at 122 years of age in 1997). Guinness World Records recently took to its official Instagram handle to confirm the news. “Oldest living person record holder Kane Tanaka from Japan has sadly passed at the age of 119,” the post read. Take a look:
This automatically brings up the question, what is the secret behind the longevity of the world’s oldest living person. Luckily, we have found the answer to it. And we are sure, the answer will take you by surprise. In an interview conducted by Japan National Tourism Organisation in 2020, Tanaka stated, “I think the secret to long life is to do the things that you like. Eating the things I like, doing the things I like, I’ve been able to enjoy each and every day.”
When asked further asked, “When we say ‘longevity’ or ‘live long’, we automatically think of healthy eating. But what are the things that you, as the oldest living person in the world, can’t resist?” Kane Tanaka promptly replied that would be “fizzy drinks (especially Coca Cola), coffee and chocolate”.
Kane Tanaka (who was born in 1903) was recognised the oldest living woman in the world in 2019 when she was 116 years old. At the ceremony she was presented a boxful of chocolates and a cake.
That’s not all. Earlier this year (2022), Coca Cola commemorated her 119th birthday with customised pet bottles with her name and age on the labels. Her daughter took to Twitter to share the moment. “Birthday wishes,” the tweet (in Mandarin) read. Check out the post here:
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