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Saru

World's oldest man dies aged 116

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Saru

Jiroemon Kimura was not just the oldest living human but also the oldest human being that ever lived.

Jiroemon Kimura, born on 19 April 1897, had been recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person and the oldest man ever.

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s33ker

What a life span.

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ShadowBoy86x

we must of been one lonely dude, anyone he grew up with was gone :(

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Still Waters

I posted an article about him in at the end of last year:

http://www.unexplain...howtopic=240002

He was an amazing man.... RIP

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highdesert50

Extraordinary in that he was so well equipped to sidestep many of the roadblocks that impede the elderly such as physical dependency and the behavioral dependencies imposed by society.

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Timonthy

"As the only man to have ever lived for 116 years - and the oldest man whose age has been fully authenticated - he has a truly special place in world history."

That is until the next 'fully authenticated' person surpasses his age...

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Silver Surfer

GOOD EFFORT!

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Ryan 2row

Guinness Book of World Records has a man from Japan who lived to 121.

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and then

He was 6 when the boys flew at Kitty Hawk. 15 when the Titanic sank and 72 when man landed on the moon. In one lifetime he saw the knowledge of humanity increase many, many fold. What a blessed time to live.

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Silver Surfer

blessed? You mean lucky right?

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White Crane Feather

Is there anyone from the 1800s left alive? If change ocures as rapidly as it did imagine a 100 years from now. I would love to live in a time where we take complete concious control of our biology. Life spans as long as you want. Time to learn and Osborb incredible amounts of knowledge.

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TheSpoonyOne

This guy was alive to witness the Russo-Japanese War :o

Rest in peace Mr Kimura.

Edited by TheSpoonyOne

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Nathan DiYorio

blessed? You mean lucky right?

Absolutely no reason to pedantically step on people.

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Timonthy

I don't believe that he is the oldest human being ever lived!

See this:

http://en.wikipedia....i/Oldest_people

What about this Egyptian queen?

http://en.wikipedia....i/Hetepheres_II (2723 to 2563 BC) , 160 years!!!!!!

'whose age has been fully authenticated' is the term they used. So I'm not sure how you'll verify how long ol' Hetepheres II lived.

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coolguy

What a life even this guys brothers all lived to be over 90 this saw a lot of stuff in his life.

He was 14 when the titanic sunk.

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Sundew

Absolutely no reason to pedantically step on people.

Sadly there are people that the merest hint of religion expression (i.e. "blessed") causes offense.

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