Officials taking the census on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have discovered a woman who claims to have been born in 1853, making her 157. Her adopted daughter, who is 108, backs up her claim.
Turinah reportedly destroyed her identification four decades ago to avoid being linked to communists. The woman still has a clear memory and does things around the house. She provided an eyewitness account of the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.
"There´s no authentic data to prove her age but judging from her statements and the age of her adopted daughter, who´s now 108 years old, it´s difficult to doubt it," said Jhonny Sardjono, an official with the statistics bureau.