World’s Oldest Living Person Credits Health to Sushi and Sleep
Born on March 5, 1898, to kimono-makers in Osaka, Japan, 116-year-old Misao Okawa thanks a good night’s sleep and lots of sushi for her health, she told The Telegraph.
“Eat and sleep and you will live a long time,” she told the newspaper. “You have to learn to relax.”
This is basically the cutest video to ever exist so let’s all collectively thank Melissa for being quick and clever and capturing this moment.
This was nearing the end of our visit with her, after hugs and pictures. So Laverne double checks that she can keep the drawing of her as Wonder Woman that I gave her, and I say “Yeah of course, it’s for you!” And I point out of course that I had to include the Wonder Woman theme song, because it’s basically a song about Laverne!
And she started singing the theme song and dancing and being absolutely precious and I had hearts in my eyes. Perfect perfect perfect goddess.
Favourite Series: The Old Kingdom by Garth Nix
Cover Art by Leo and Diane Dillon
Ah, yes, that last cover. I never really examined my mental image before, but that’s the one that made me realize that I—for whatever obscure reason—always pictured Nicholas Sayre as more hispanic, less Hitler Youth and it just wigged me out.