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#1 key2thecup

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura to become oldest living man ever on record

A Japanese man aged 115, was expected to become the oldest living man ever on record on Thursday.

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Jiroemon Kimura, who was born on April 19, 1897 when Queen Victoria was still on the throne, is "particularly fond of red bean cake and rice".


Mr Kimura, and worked as a postal employee, has 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He currently lives with his son's family in Kyotango, near Kyoto.

The previous holder of the title of the world's oldest man ever was Christian Mortensen, a Danish-American, who lived to 115 years 252 days and died in 1998.


Yasushi Nakayama, the mayor of Kyotango, confirmed Mr Kimura's status as the world's current oldest person last week, calling him "the pride of our town".


Last October, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday travelled to Mr Kimura's hometown to hand deliver a copy of the Guinness World Records 2013.


Mr Glenday said it was an honour to meet Mr Kimura whom he called "an exceptional person" and is only the third man in the history of the world to reach the age of 115.

http://www.telegraph...-on-record.html


Edited by key2thecup, 27 December 2012 - 02:33 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Seen two world wars, many other conflicts, amazing technological innovations, this guys seen it all.

He's probably full of those "back when I was your age" stories.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

He has witnessed ALL THE LOCKOUTS...poor guy.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

He probably outlived all of his children and most/all of his grandchildren too.

That's a lot of funerals.

Good genes, though, wouldn't be surprised if at least a few of his kin went over 100.

Edited by zaibatsu, 27 December 2012 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

He doesn't look a day older than 100.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

His fame will be short lived.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

What a coincedence, he is also on my 2013 Death Pool list.
I was not sure whether or not to include him because I wasn't sure if he'd make it until Tuesday
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Seen two world wars, many other conflicts, amazing technological innovations, this guys seen it all.

He's probably full of those "back when I was your age" stories.


He must be nothing short of a living library assuming he's still mostly senile.

I would love to be able to meet him personally; I'm sure it would be a great experience. It goes without saying that 115 years is incredible.

What a coincedence, he is also on my 2013 Death Pool list.
I was not sure whether or not to include him because I wasn't sure if he'd make it until Tuesday


Yup, gonna make sure to put him on mine. Pretty much a sure-fire win here, although it will hurt a little in the case of a tie-breaker.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Good to see he's not just a vegetable hooked up to machines. Looks in pretty good shape for being over 100. Congratulations guy.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

It's amazing, though. At 115, just imagine some of the things he has been alive for...

The moon landing, the Berlin Wall coming down, the first pictures from the surface of Mars
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

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That's outstanding!


Indeed, he's been through 3 different centuries!

Edited by -Vintage Canuck-, 27 December 2012 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

Completely false oldest living person on record is Jeanne Calment 122 years old, 8 others have beaten this guy too lol. In this day and age how can reporters screw up soooo badly ? Not sure which one of the oldest people was asked this question before they died but this Japanese woman was asked when she was 113 who was the oldest person she could remeber and she claimed that that person was around 130 years old ? Dam that is some magical soup. Apparently the oldest living people on average come from the island of Okinawa. All the coral calcium in everything keeps the bones strong i guess ?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Completely false oldest living person on record is Jeanne Calment 122 years old, 8 others have beaten this guy too lol. In this day and age how can reporters screw up soooo badly ? Technology is a tool people use it !

it does say oldest living man not person.... :P
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

Completely false oldest living person on record is Jeanne Calment 122 years old, 8 others have beaten this guy too lol. In this day and age how can reporters screw up soooo badly ? Not sure which one of the oldest people was asked this question before they died but a woman from the island of Okinawa was asked when she was 113 who was the oldest person she can remeber and she claimed that that person was around 130 years old ? Dam that is some magical soup.


Jeanne Calment is not man. ;)
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

My bad thought it said person lol :( Fail
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