The World’s Unofficial Oldest Woman Enjoys Eating Chocolate And Sleeping

Leandra Becerra Lumreras is 127 years old, and was a freedom fighter in the Mexican Revolution.

1. Say hello to 127-year-old Leandra Becerra Lumbreras – the unofficial oldest person on the planet!

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Lumbreras was born on 31 August 1887 in a small Mexican village. She has survived two World Wars, the Mexican Revolution, and is now unofficially the oldest person to have ever lived. She has reportedly lost or had her birth certificate “destroyed”, making 116-year-old Misao Okawa the officially recognised oldest person.

Despite Lumbreras’ family’s claims they’ve had her age verified by judges during an investigation by the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Guinness Book of World Records still does not recognise her as the world’s oldest person.

2. According to the New York Post, she was also something of a badass. She was a member of the “Adelitas”, a group of women who fought in the Mexican Revolution.

Lumbreras’s 43-year-old granddaughter Miriam Alvear told the Mexican El Horizonte newspaper: “She is entirely lucid. She blows your mind with her stories from the revolution. She was always a woman who fought.”

3. Lumbreras’ family has said that she enjoys eating chocolate, beans, tortillas, as well as sleeping for up to three days at a time.

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4. Lumbreras had five children – the oldest of which passed away at the age of 90 in 2013 – but never married.

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She also has 55 great-great grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, and 20 grandchildren.

5. Interestingly, Patrick, the world’s oldest wombat, has also remained single.

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(And a virgin…)

6. You can watch the entire (Spanish) interview with Lumbreras and her granddaughter here.

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