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Gudfinna Einarsdóttir is now the oldest Icelander on record. Yesterday, Ms. Einarsdóttir reached the age of 108 years and 46 days, surpassing the previous record set by Halldóra Bjarnadóttir, who lived to be 108 years and 45 days.

Ms. Einarsdóttir is still remarkably alert, mobile, and listens to the radio. She still knits and has an active memory.

According to doctors, a positive outlook, and healthy eating habits aid longevity, but Einarsdóttir believes it’s a matter of character. “I’ve always been a calm person and have avoided being pushy and mean to people.”

Iceland has one of the highest life expectancies in the world.

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