Emma Morano spent the vast majority of her 117 years single as can be, and she was perfectly OK with that.
Emma Morano had eaten about 100,000 raw eggs, give or take.
For most of her 117 years on this Earth*, Morano ate three eggs every day (nowadays, though, The New York Times reports, she's down to two). She picked up the habit about a century ago, when her doctor recommended the diet to ward off anemia.
But it wasn't raw eggs she craved on Nov. 29, 2016, with friends and family — and members of international media — huddled around her dusty, two-bedroom apartment in northern Italy. It was birthday cake.