Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, celebrating 117th birthday this week

This week, the world's oldest person will celebrate her 117th  birthday.

Emma Morano was born on either Nov. 27 or Nov. 29, 1899, in Civiasco, Italy. (The date depends on who you ask.)

Morano is the last person alive who was born in the 1800s. Up until last year, she lived by herself in an apartment in Italy. Now, she has a full-time caregiver, said the Daily Mail.

Morano says she's lived a long times because he she eats so many eggs. She started eating eggs every day when she was 20 and diagnosed with anemia. She's also told reporters that she drinks a glass of homemade brandy every day.

Morano also has told reporters that she partially credits her long life to the fact that she has lived alone since she got rid of her husband in 1938.

Morano also gets a lot of sleep. She goes to bed before 7 p.m. and gets up before 6 a.m.

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