The World's Oldest Cat's Secret to Eternal Youth: KFC

Poppy, of Bournemouth, England has officially been christened the world's oldest living cat at the spry age of 24, or 114 in human years. Her secret to being forever young? Oh, just lots of water and portion control. And chicken. Kitchen-fresh only:

"She has biscuits in the morning and tinned food later on. She's never been a big cat though. She is partial to the odd takeaway. We sometimes give her a bit of KFC chicken, fish and chips and even the odd bit of kebab meat.

Her owners, who have two kids, four other cats, two rabbits, and a hamster, while not preparing for the world's next great flood, are mostly waiting around for Poppy to die.

"She's deaf and blind and meows for everything. We call her stroppy Poppy sometimes. She can get up the stairs but we won't let her walk down. Over the last year her health has gone down and we know the end is near."

In human years, Poppy is just two years shy of being older than the world's oldest living human, Misao Okawa of Japan. Though she is nowhere near as old as Head Cat Creme Puff, who lived to be 38.

[Image via Guinness Book of World Records]