Home > Lifestyle > Ageing well > News 02 February 2011 World’s oldest person is 114 years old A Georgia woman born when Grover Cleveland was president is now believed to be the oldest person in the world. Her advice: don't eat junk food and mind your own business. 0 Sign up for the newsletter » Quiz How long will you live? » Ask DietDoc » Ask CyberDoc » A Georgia woman born when Grover Cleveland was president is now believed to be the oldest person in the world. Cooper was born in Tennessee on on August 26, 1896, and moved to Georgia to be a schoolteacher during World War I. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Ageing wellNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical How to reduce your risk of contracting Covid-19 in a restaurant Sex Gender-bias in science: Men rated as better students despite women outperforming them Medical Staring into a deep red light could improve eyesight, study finds Medical As REM sleep declines, lifespan suffers Medical Why coronavirus complications may not be as severe in asthmatics Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.