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Super-centenarians from around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 25: The world's oldest person Violet Brown poses for a photo at her home in Duanvale, Jamaica, Sunday, April 16, 2017. The 117-year-old woman living in the hills of western Jamaica is believed to have become the world's oldest person, according to groups that monitor human longevity. (AP Photo/Raymond Simpson)

Violet Brown (117 years, 189 days), Jamaica

March 10, 1900 – Sept. 15, 2017

Brown, who lived in the hills of western Jamaica, was the world's oldest woman, according to groups that monitor human longevity. When she was 110, she told a local paper her secret: "Really and truly, when people ask me what [to] eat and drink to live so long, I say to them I eat everything, except pork and chicken, and I don't drink rum and them things."

© AP Photo/Raymond Simpson
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