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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Woman Falls Short in Immortality Attempt

The world's oldest person has died, meaning there's one less person standing between me and the title. Maria Esther de Capovilla of Ecuador was 116, and "enjoyed drinking donkey milk in her youth." Her untimely death will undoubtedly cause authorities to take donkey milk off the market.

Her successor is presumed to be Elizabeth Bolden of Memphis, Tennessee, who has lived long enough to earn her own Wikipedia entry. Bolden resumes the title she held from August 30 to December 9, 2005, when Capovilla's age was confirmed. Despite having a clear motive, she is not a suspect in the Ecuadorian woman's death.

World's Oldest Person continues to be the most dangerous job on earth, with a fatality rate of 100%.

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