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Japanese man is world's oldest person

Posted on Sunday, 30 December, 2012 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Jiroemon Kimura is officially the oldest living human being at an incredible 115 years of age.

Born in 1897, Mr. Kimura has lived through more than a century of events that include the Wright brothers' first flight, two world wars, the first human to set foot on the Moon and the invention of the Internet. Living with his family in Kyoto, Mr. Kimura attributes his extreme longevity to two things - sunlight and exercising his mind. He has 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.

"I don't know exactly... maybe it's all thanks to the sun above me," he said when asked about what lifestyle choices have contributed to his long life and good health. "I am always looking up towards the sky, that is how I am."

"Jiroemon Kimura, already the world's oldest man, is now the world's oldest person after Dina Manfredini of Johnston, Iowa died on December 17 at the age of 115."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by CuriousGreek on 30 December, 2012, 20:27
Obviously this man is truly taking care of himself.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Harlequin Dreamer on 30 December, 2012, 21:43
Well done Mr Kimura I hope you have plenty more b/days to come.
Comment icon #3 Posted by csspwns on 31 December, 2012, 3:30
its creepy cuz some of his children died before him
Comment icon #4 Posted by coolguy on 31 December, 2012, 4:26
Great feel good story.this guy is awesome.
Comment icon #5 Posted by HuntrSThompsun on 31 December, 2012, 9:52
And ppl called me gross for eating sushi. Blue green.. just put me down by 70.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Hobbit Feet on 31 December, 2012, 13:03
It's all those vegies, rice,fish and very little meat. I also doubt if they use so many chemicals in farming and don't dump so much of it in the streams and rivers. We are what we eat.
Comment icon #7 Posted by stevemagegod on 31 December, 2012, 18:07
Another Secret To Living to that Age: Dont do stupid ****.
Comment icon #8 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 31 December, 2012, 20:10
its creepy cuz some of his children died before him ........


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