the oldest woman. still kickin at 130 years old.
Sakhan Dosova's passport says she was born on March 27, 1879: the same year that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. If this is true, it would make her 16 years older than the person wildly believed to be the oldest person alive and it would make her six years older than the oldest person ever.
While the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records are trying to confirm her age, Mrs. Dosova has been speaking about her incredible longevity including the fact that she's never taken pills and doesn't like sweets.
Mrs. Dosova has been married twice and had ten children; only three of them - now in their ninties - are still living. It is believed that she was widowed during World War II.