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Woman Becomes Oldest Person Ever At 127

A woman in Mexico may be the oldest living person ever.

According to her family, Leandra Becerra Lumbreras turned 127 years old on Sunday, though she is unable to take the Guinness World Record because her birth certificate was lost 40 years ago when she was moving houses.

Woman Becomes Oldest Person Ever At 127

Lumbreras, who says she was born August 31, 1887, has 73 great-grandchildren and another 55 great-great-grandchildren. But sadly, has already buried her five children, many of her 20 grandchildren.

One of her granddaughters told a Mexican newspaper that despite the fact she's deaf and is suffering from cataracts, she still keeps the family entertained with the stories of her life. One of which is the story of when she fought in the Mexican Revolutions which started in 1910.

Her granddaughter added, "She was always a woman who fought. She was still sewing and weaving until about two years ago. She never ceased to be active, that's why we think she's lived so long."

Her family also credits her long life to eating well, never getting married, and long durations of sleep. Apparently she sometimes sleeps three days straight.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Japan's Misao Okawa is the oldest living person. She's 115; twelve years younger than Lumbreras.

Mexican officials are currently investigating the family's claim, and if it checks out they will provide a new birth certificate so Lumbreras can be recognized for not only the oldest person on earth, but the oldest verified age ever. The latter record stands at 122 years and 164 days.

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Mary September 01 2014 at 8:47 AM

What is wrong with you people? Why did you even read the article if all you can comment is negativity? If she wasn't Mexican, all the comments would be different. Most people would like to know what to do to live a long, healthy life. Sitting around on your ass eating McD's and spewing hate on your computer isn't going to do it.

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Disculpame September 01 2014 at 11:27 AM

You fools and jerks that post here; please take note that Mexico has birth, marriage and death vital records going back to pre-1600, when it was New Spain. But you would not know, because you are uneducated, uncouth and prefer to get your daily negative ego boost by spewing racist remarks and reconfirming what people already know about you.....

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aaldrew September 01 2014 at 8:56 AM

Birth certificates can get lost like Obamas and a new one comes to surface miraculously comes from Hawaii.

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jfoster13 September 01 2014 at 8:42 AM

All the bigots came out to comment for this story.

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thorrsman September 01 2014 at 6:43 AM

Five, children, but never married, eh?

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brwnysbrb September 01 2014 at 10:46 AM

I t sad to read all of the nasty comments on here. Shame on you all. She is a human being and I was taught to respect the elders. Someplace her birth is wrote down, maybe in a Bible. That would be proof. That is where the people use to record the birth of their children. God Bless her.

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dbrianpritchett brwnysbrb September 01 2014 at 9:06 PM

Unless you are a Muslim..Like Obama..

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keggar63 dbrianpritchett September 02 2014 at 12:21 AM

You're a damn idiot, Brian. Too bad you can't be "ABORTED", retroactivly-lol

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no1gum September 01 2014 at 11:10 AM

Good thing this woman is in Mexico. Teabaggers would never be satisfied with any documentation of her birth. They are good at being ignorant racists, though.

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stengernc September 01 2014 at 7:46 AM

Quality not quantity....that is the goal.

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fishhead80 September 01 2014 at 7:01 AM

I thought that was The Benghazi Queen, Hillary Kankles Clinton!!!!!!

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Billybrw September 01 2014 at 7:48 AM

That nobody works deal seems to work when it comes to mexs living long. Don't wear body parts out hangin in the casa all day

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