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Was 122-year-old Egyptian world's oldest man?


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#1    Althalus

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 03:56 PM

                                                CAIRO (Reuters) - A 122-year-old man, whose age if substantiated would have made him the oldest living person on the planet, has died in Egypt, a newspaper reports.

Al-Wafd said that Youssef Mohamed Attia al-Chadhli, a carpenter from the town of Damietta on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, had eight children, the oldest of whom had died at age 72

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Posted 04 February 2003 - 07:44 PM

                                                Even if substantiated, how can we be sure he would be the oldest? I think a more appropriate statement would be the worlds oldest known man/woman/person                                                

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