Video Of The Week - Planet's Oldest Person Turns 115

By Meera Dolasia on April 13, 2009

Gertrude Baines, the Planet's oldest person celebrated her 115th birthday in Los Angeles, Calfornia on April 7th, in what was described a low-key party, with just some music, a cake and a few friends.

Ms. Baines earned the title in January of 2009, after Maria De Jesus from Portugal passed away at the age of 115.

Among the gifts, was an official proclamation of her new status from the Guinness Book of Records, as well as, a letter of congratulations from President Barack Obama.

We wish Ms. Baines our heartiest congratulations and hope to see a similar video next year!

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  • monkeyinatux
    monkeyinatuxFriday, December 5, 2014 at 10:56 am
    my granpa is 98 i bet he will break the record.
    • bearbear
      bearbearWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm
      my grand grand mother was 102 years old. But she passed away. If she was still alive, maybe she broke the record!
      • nikukyu
        nikukyuWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:21 pm
        My grandma is 96 but's still on a roll! Go grandma!
        • charlottem3149
          charlottem3149Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm
          That would be cool to live that long.
          • candylover123
            candylover123Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:01 am
            cool that's old and my great grandma is 100 years old
            • awesome3000
              awesome3000Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:43 pm
              I thought the oldest person on earth would be like, 213 or something.
              • happypug12
                happypug12Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:34 am
                No, the oldest person who ever lived was someone from the Bible who lived to be a little older than 900 years old. : )
                • nikukyu
                  nikukyuWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:57 am
                  That's ooooold...
              • werl345Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:53 am
                old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • coolWednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:01 am
                  asome
                  • edmodo-cakyquyqvr
                    edmodo-cakyquyqvrThursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm
                    COOL
                    • otter
                      otterMonday, October 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm
                      Is he alive right now (a.k.a. 2013)?

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