A woman in Minsk, Belarus (an old stomping ground of mine) has reached the ripe young age of 116:
Today, [Hanna] Barysevich moves with difficulty but unaided. She complains of occasional headaches and worsening vision “but nothing else bothers me.”
She attributes her longevity to genes: Her paternal grandmother was 113 when she died. As to diet, Barysevich prefers simple village food: homemade sausages, pork fat, milk and bread.
Daughter Nina said her mother has a good appetite, a tough character and very strong nerves.
Ah..sausages, pork fat, milk, and bread. Dr. Atkins would be proud.
This is terrible, but Mrs. Barysevich should be warned of that continuing trend among the world’s oldest: they keep dying.