Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins.
On September 1st, Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama broke the previous record when they officially turned 107 years and 300 days old. They’ll turn 108 on November 5th.
The sisters were born in 1913 and were separated after elementary school when one was sent away to work as a maid. They grew up, got married and had their own lives. They seldom saw each other and it wasn’t until they were 70 when they reconnected and started spending more time together. (NY Post)
Written by: Tony Williams