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How Many Centenarians Does It Take … ?

Posted on 05/30/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayYes, there’s a Guinness World Record for nearly everything, from “longest eyeball pop” (don’t try this) to “biggest bagel” (don’t eat this). But our previous favorite, “oldest wing walker” (92-year-old Thomas Lackey in 2012) has just been replaced: the Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin Township, N.J., has hosted the largest single gathering of centenarians, 40 strong, beating the previous record of 28.  The center had a head start. Five of the centenarians live there. New Jersey …

Happy 114th Birthday to the Oldest Living American!

Posted on 05/23/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayOK, so Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., who was born on May 23, 1899, isn’t quite the oldest person in the world — that distinction belongs to Jiromon Kimura, a Japanese man who turned 116 in April. That said, the oldest living American has been around for a long, long time. When Talley was born in Montrose, Ga., William McKinley was President, Henry Ford was just getting started as an automobile maker, music was played on phonographs with big horns instead …