A surge in popularity

There has been a dramatic surge in popularity of this blog in the past week. Before September there had never been more than 100 people read this blog on a single day, yet on September 2, there were more than 1000 visitors.


On September 1, 2005, the oldest person on earth, 115 year old Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper of the Netherlands, died. At least she was the oldest person as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. A very popular German blog, BILDblog, linked to my post about Cruz Hernandez. Cruz Hernandez is 127 years old, born in 1878, according to the Salvadoran registry of natural persons. She reportedly worked as a midwife until finally retiring at the age of 124. She has 178 descendants.

As far as I can tell, my blog post was the first English language article about Cruz Hernandez. And apparently many, many people want to read about who might be the oldest person on earth.