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Grayson Dale Burlingame
World's Youngest Person BornMultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.
Immediately upon entering this world, newborn Grayson Dale Burlingame held the prestigious title of “World’s Youngest Person” for a fraction of a second – until an even younger person was born somewhere else on this planet.
On average, a baby is born every quarter of a second, according to world population statistics.
Last year at Tacoma General Hospital, 3,048 newborns claimed the title of “World’s Youngest Person" for a brief moment – about as long as it took to blink their eyes.
The proud parents attribute their son’s remarkable youthfulness to diet, avoiding cigarettes, and the fact that he just now emerged from the womb.
Grayson himself didn’t have the words to describe what it feels like to be so young. During time that he reigned as the “World’s Youngest Person,” Grayson spent most of that time adjusting to the light while staring lovingly at his mom.
The world’s oldest person, Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia, couldn’t be reached for comment. She was born Aug. 26, 1896 – a date when she briefly held the title of “World’s Youngest Person.
Learn more: Birthing options at Tacoma General Hospital