World's oldest person pops clogs at 114
A good innings for Yone Minagawa
Japan's Yone Minagawa yesterday relinquished her short-held title as the world's oldest person when she died "of old age" having clocked up 114 years, news agencies report.
Minagawa was born on 4 January, 1893 in Fukuchi, Fukuoka prefecture, southwestern Japan. She was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest old timer on 28 January this year when the US's Emma Faust Tillman popped her clogs at 114.
The "sprightly" supercentagenarian, who raised five kids, put her longevity down to a good diet and plenty of kip, describing the latter as her "hobby".
Minagawa's crown will now pass to Indiana's Edna Parker who, having been born on 20 April 1893, is another 114-year-old set for a Guinness World Records certificate.
And, in case you're wondering, the oldest "officially-recognised" person ever was France's Jeanne Calment, who was born on 21 February 1875 and died on 4 August 1997 at the ripe old age of 122 years and 164 days. ®
For the longest time I thought the term was "pop cogs" ... like gears ... like a watch face just erupting with gears and springs and sickly cuckoo clock sounds. Shoes are not nearly as cool.
Good grief. A techie's news site and here you are, a poster so technically backward you couldn't even ask a search engine for an explanation of 'popping clogs', but felt impelled to blither about your incompetence by posting? Research sharpens the mind, oh anonymous one; take the blunted object you currently possess and go forth... While you're at it, read Monty Python's 'Parrot Sketch' so that you'll have passing familiarity with some other euphemisms for dying quite likely to be used here.
To use another phrase with which you may need to look up, I thank you for laying yourself open to the sharpening of my claws.
What the devil is "popping clogs"? Kicking off (one's shoes), I take it?