Besse Cooper celebrated her 116 birthday this weekend. That's right: 116. Cooper was born August 26, 1896 and lives at a nursing home facility in Monroe, Georgia. She celebrated her big day with a lovely cake, one that did not have 116 candles, however.
According to Guinness World Records, who certified her as the world's oldest person, says that only eight other people in the world have reached her age. She's the fourth American to get to 116. So, how does she do it? Well, she says...Read Full Story
Besse Cooper (August 26, 1896) is the oldest woman in the world, as of August 2012 when she turned 116. See more about Besse Cooper here.