Antisa Khvichava claimed she was 132 year old, born on July 8th, 1880.
Let that sink in — think of all the wars and technological advances she saw. Astounding!
Except, it might not be true.
You see, she only had a Soviet-era passport and documentation to probe it, meaning her age was contested and never officially proven.
Has her claimed age set in yet? No? She retired from her job as a tea and corn picker in 1965 when she was 85. She was 85 in 1965.
She had 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The main issue here is that her original birth certificate is said to have been lost during the years of revolutions and civil wars that ravaged Georgia following the fall of the USSR — so how could you ever prove this?
Well, everyone in the town (officials, family, friends) all back up her claim, even with researchers saying her real age is likely to remain a mystery.
Officially, the oldest living person at the moment is 116-year-old Besse Cooper. She lives in the state of Georgia here in the U.S. Her birth can be officially proven to have been in August 1896. Even that is mind-blowing.
Must be something about living in places named Georgia! Ha!
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