World’s Oldest Person Turns 117, Eats 2 Uncooked Eggs a Day
The oldest living person celebrated a birthday earlier this week.
Emma Morano celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday.
Friends, neighbors and her doctor joined Morano in her small apartment home in the northern Italian mountain town of Verbania.
She blew out three candles on her birthday cake. Each candle represented a number in her age.
"I hope I don't have to cut it," Morano joked.
"She dressed up and she was very proud," said her long-time doctor, Carlo Bava. "She posed for a photographer, and even asked if her hair looked good."
"I am happy to turn 117," Morano told those attending her party. She received a greeting from Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella. He wished her peace and continued good health.
Emma Morano is thought to be the last living person born in the 1800s. She outlived all her brothers and sisters, including one who died at age 102.
Her doctor noted that when Morano was young, people used to say she was weak and often sick. "Yes, yes," she said.
The world's oldest person told the Reuters news agency that while she is lucky to have lived so long, parts of her life were "not so nice." She worked in a factory until she retired at age 65.
Morano once told a reporter that the first man she planned to marry was killed in World War One. Then, at age 26, she was forced to marry a man she did not love. She said the man threatened to kill her if he did not marry her.
She had a son, but the baby died after just six months. She said the marriage was not happy and her husband was abusive. She kicked him out in 1938 and has lived alone since then.
Emma Morano says one of her secrets to living long is eating at least two uncooked eggs every day. Her doctor credits Morano's long life to her unusual diet, her genes and positive outlook on life.
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1.blew out 吹灭
They blew out the lamp and began to talk.
2.birthday cake 生日蛋糕
I want fruits and a birthday cake.
3.news agency 通讯社；新闻机构
The announcement came in a bald statement from the official news agency.
4.good health 身体健康
Good health depends upon good food, exercise, and getting enough sleep.
1."She dressed up and she was very proud," said her long-time doctor, Carlo Bava.
dressed up 盛装打扮
You don't have to get dressed up for this party.
She was dressed up as a lady of high society.
2.Her doctor credits Morano's long life to her unusual diet, her genes and positive outlook on life.
credit to 将...归功于
The group can't get credit to buy farming machinery
The book did credit to the writer.
周二，艾玛·莫拉诺（Emma Morano）庆祝了自己117岁的生日 。
她吹灭了蛋糕上的三支蜡烛 。三只蜡烛代表着她的年龄 。她开玩笑称：“真不想把蛋糕切开呀 。”
长期负责照料她的医生卡洛·巴瓦（Carlo Bava）表示，“她盛装打扮了一番，甚是自豪 。”“拍照时，她摆好姿势甚至还问发型乱不乱 。”
莫拉诺对宾客表示：“很高兴我已经117岁了” 。她还收到了意大利总统塞尔焦·马塔雷拉（Sergio Mattarella）的祝福 。他祝莫拉诺平平安安，身体健康 。
莫拉诺是世上仅存的一位出生于19世纪的人 。她的弟弟妹妹们都已过世，其中一位甚至活到102岁 。
莫拉诺的医生介绍称，莫拉诺年轻时体弱多病 。她附和称：“是的，是的” 。
这位最长寿的老人告诉路透社，虽然有幸活这么久，然而有时日子过的并不如意 。她在一家工厂打工，65岁才退休 。
莫拉诺曾经告诉记者，自己第一个结婚对象死于一战期间 。26岁时，她被迫嫁给一个自己不爱的人 。丈夫曾威胁称，不结婚就杀了她 。
莫拉诺曾经有个儿子，六个月大的时候不幸夭折 。莫拉诺称自己的婚姻并不幸福，她的丈夫有家暴倾向 。1938年，她把丈夫赶出了家门，此后一直独居 。
莫拉诺透露长寿的秘诀就是每天吃至少2个生鸡蛋 。医生则将其归功为莫拉诺不寻常的饮食，遗传基因还有乐观的生活态度 。