Question: Who is the oldest person in the world right now?
With the death of Edna Parker in November 2008, I think the next oldest is:
A resident of Georgia, Gertrude Baines born April 6, 1894 still living at 114 years 288 days...
There was also an unconfirmed of a woman in Israeli:
Israeli Arab Mariam Amash has an identity card with a birth date from 1888, at her home in the northern Israeli village of Jisr a-Zarka. Amash, who recently applied for a new Israeli identity card, claims she was born 120 years ago - a claim, if confirmed, would make her the oldest person in the world.
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