113-year-old woman lies about her age to get Facebook account
When silver surfer Anna Stoehr decided to join Facebook on the eve of her 114th birthday, she came across an oversight which Mark Zuckerberg and pals may not have anticipated.
Anna noticed 1900, the year she was born, was not listed as an option when she registered her date of birth to the site – that only stretches as far back as 1905.
So she was forced to do what countless other youngsters do every day to join the site, and lie about her her age.
She got around the problem by knocking 15 years off her age and becoming, in the eyes of Facebook at least, a sprightly 99-year-old.
The supercentenarian’s interest in technology was piqued when she befriended Joseph Ramireza, a sales rep who had sold a phone to Anna’s 85-year-old son Harlan.
What followed was an unlikely friendship which saw Joseph visit Anna at her residential home in Minnesota, and teach her about the internet.
Now a tech-savvy whizz, Anna can be found whiling her time away FaceTiming friends and family from her new iPad and connecting with friends on the social networking site.
With the help of Joseph, she has also drawn the problem to the attention of Mr Zuckerberg, writing a letter to the Facebook founder (on a typewriter) in which she says: ‘I’m still here.’
Anna, who is unsurprisingly the oldest living person in Minnesota, celebrates her 114th birthday on Wednesday.
Fill in the sentences with the right words. Be careful, there is an extra word.
1. He is a …………….., we just celebrated his 112th birthday.
2. The …………. of your company did not offer anything that would be suitable for me.
3. It’s highly ……….. that I will go on a date with your friend.
4. John didn’t …………… the market going down.
5. The ……….. of our company is a 21-year-old university student.
1-supercentenarian, 2-sales rep, 3-unlikely, 4-anticipate, 5-founder
|silver surfer||idős internethasználó|
|to come across||belebotlani|
|to anticipate||előre látni|
|to stretch||tartani, visszanyúlni valameddig|
|to knock off||levenni|
|supercentenarian||több, mint 110 éves|
|tech-savvy||technológiát értő, jártas|
|to while away||eltölteni az időt|
|to draw to the attention of||valaki figyelmébe ajánlani|