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Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, turned 117 today.

Morano was born on November 29, 1899, making her the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century.

So what's Morano's secret to her incredible longevity? Raw eggs.

"I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth," she told AFP news agency.

She started her egg diet when she was 20 and a doctor prescribed three eggs a day, two raw and one cooked, to treat anemia.

She has kept that routine for more than 90 years

"When I first knew her, she used to eat three eggs a day. Two raw, and one fried. Today, she has slowed down a bit, reducing the number to two some days, because she says three can be too much," her doctor Carlo Bava told Reuters TV.

"She has never eaten much fruit or vegetables. Her characteristic is that she always eats the same thing, every day, every week, every month and every year."

Happy birthday, Emma!


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