A South Australian woman who is believed to be Australia’s oldest living person will celebrate her 111th birthday this week.

Catherina van der Linden will celebrate her 111th birthday this week. Her family received an email on her 110th birthday last year informing them that their mother was the country’s newest, oldest living person. She credits her longevity to her active lifestyle, which still includes multiple gym sessions and walks each week. “I push myself sometimes when I’m getting a bit tired and I think it’s about time to do something to yourself to see that you still have that energy that you had before,” she said.

Wisconsin company makes world’s longest meat stick

A Wisconsin meat company celebrated its 75th anniversary by making the world’s longest meat stick, measuring 96 metres long. The completed meat stick was measured by a Guinness World Records adjudicator and was declared to be a new world record. The meat stick was then cut into portions and served to attendees at the company’s anniversary celebration.