World's oldest person celebrates 117th birthday
One hundred and seventeen years goes by in a flash, according to the world's oldest person.
Misao Okawa celebrated her 117th birthday a day early on Wednesday at a nursing home in western Japan, according to the Associated Press.
During the televised celebration, she told a government official that her life, "seemed rather short."
Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, was born on March 5, 1898, in Osaka and was recognized as the oldest person in the world by Guiness World Records in 2013.