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Is this the world's oldest living man?

dhaqabo ebba farmer invasion of ethiopia

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

Many people won't be aware of Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1895, but one man doesn't just know about the battle - he claims to have lived through it.

Retired farmer Dhaqabo Ebba, from Ethiopia, says he is a staggering 160 years old, which would make him the world's oldest living man.

http://www.dailymail...untry-1895.html

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

I read about this one woman a few years back, 2-3 years ago, she was said to be at least 140 with an adopted daughter who was 70. On some island in Asia. I guess she's the second oldest if both are actually that old. But it's strange, because shouldn't the brain be dead around 140 years of age?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:58 PM

Wow!  He doesn't look a day older than 150.  I wonder what his secret is?


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:58 AM

View PostEldorado, on 11 September 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

Wow!  He doesn't look a day older than 150.  I wonder what his secret is?

you mean 50 right? he looks in his 50s / early 60s but good lord 160 is way too hard to believe.

I've read somewhere about a certain area in Tibet where people are known to live to over 150 years. I couldn't find any official records that support that anyways.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

60? I've seen an 80-year old who looks 30 years younger than him, smooth skin and all... it can be surprising but it's real that people can look much younger without all the makeup and stuff.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:28 PM

160? yea right


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

I'm not surprised. I heard there was this hermit in India who lived for over 500 years. His name was Devraha Baba. Born in 1477 and died in 1990. If this is true that that means he died at the age of 513.

Edited by MysteryMike, 12 September 2013 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

From the article comments, one person asked something like "why can't he be tested"

I did not respond there, but I will here...

Currently there is no medical test that can be performed to determine the actual age of a person(other than being just born, of course)

They CAN test for "biological" age, but not "chronological age", and that is far from accurate, as a person who is, say, 90 years-old chronologically, may have the biological body of a 50 year-old(vital organ function comparison)

I guess that's why birth records, or some other form of authenicated record, is important. Else it's just speculation.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

I vaguely recall there was some newer Dutch research that argued human individual age can be estimated within about ten years from blood using T-cell DNA rearrangements. Or, has the method also been found to be of limited forensic use?


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

Oldest man ever lived in recorded history is from china who lived more than 280 years . In India too, many people lived too long,(not now,before westernization). There were time in india where ppl died on an average age of 120 -140 .My Grand mother said that her Grand Grand dad died after 155 years of age due to Tuberculoses. But the sad fact is that no one bothered to record those , many people didnt even know their exact day of birth as in India there existed many  different formats of vedic calenders and One should be really privileged enough to know or record ones own date of birth especially day (Tracking the exact day of birth on any year was difficult), but most people know approximately(not exact) how many years they lived .


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:56 PM

My BS radar is going off the charts.

I mean, I know there are really old people, but I highly doubt this man is 160.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

a lack of food additives in your body can do miracles indeed


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

View Posthighdesert50, on 12 September 2013 - 08:49 PM, said:

I vaguely recall there was some newer Dutch research that argued human individual age can be estimated within about ten years from blood using T-cell DNA rearrangements. Or, has the method also been found to be of limited forensic use?

Interesting. I was not aware of that.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:35 AM

View PostRolci, on 12 September 2013 - 10:49 PM, said:

a lack of food additives in your body can do miracles indeed

What about "preservatives" ?  :w00t:


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:02 AM

I claim to be 500 years old, hows that? (Doesn't mean it's true)





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