It has long been considered rude to ask a woman her age, but then when you have those loud folks from the Guinness Book of Records around creating all sorts of fanfare, giving you certificates and all that lark, you’ve got no chance of keeping your magic number a secret.
That’s just what happened to Japanese lady Misao Okawa, who on Wednesday was given a certificate stating that she is, at the grand old age of 114, the world’s oldest woman!
Okawa, who was born in 1898, will turn 115 on the 5th March. She has 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Apparently her first major health problem was a broken leg, at the age of 102 and her family said she was in good health considering.
Image via AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye