Guatemalan woman claims to be 120-years-old

Last week we told you about the oldest living American, 115-year-old Jeralean Talley, whose life has spanned three centuries.

Now, a daily newspaper in Guatemala reports a woman who used to work picking coffee beans and corralling farm animals has come forward, claiming to be 120-years-old.

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The woman, Juana Chox Yac, says she was born November 29, 1893 in Santa Lucia Utatlan. According to AFP, the report also published a government document showing her birth date.

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The Washington Post says Yac's age has not been verified by the Guinness Book of World Records or the Gerontology Research Group.

If Yac's age proves to be correct, she would surpass the current record holder, 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan.

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According to the Gerontology Research Group, there are only 74 supercentenarians in the world: 71 women and three men.


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