The Oldest Living Humans Are Now All Women. Here They Are.
Bet you've never heard the word "supercentenarian" before. It's an impressive title, but you'll need some time to earn it: a "supercentenarian" is someone who's lived longer than 110 years. (The world record is 122 years. That's a hell of a long retirement.) On Wednesday, the world's oldest living supercentenarian (super-human, more like) passed away. Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, born in 1897—as in, when Queen Victoria ruled over the British Empire–was 116 years old. Kimura took up farming as a hobby at 90, and credited his longevity to eating small portions of food. Now that he's passed, the world's 30 oldest people are all women - but who are they, and how on earth did they get this far? Click on to find out. (Photo: Kyotango City Government/Getty Images)