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The Oldest Living Person In the World Is The Only Man Left Who Was Born in the 1800s

World's Oldest Person Jiroemon Kimura
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According to the Sydney World Herald There are, according to the Gerontology Research Group at UCLA, 21 women born before New Year’s Day, 1901, who are still with us, most of them living in the United States or Japan, with others in Europe and Canada. Yes, the ladies strongly outnumber him, yet Mr. Jiroemon Kimura, born on April 19, 1897, does have one record the girls can’t match. At 116, the ”supercentenarian” is the oldest human on the planet.

Not only is he the oldest person alive right now. He’s also the longest-living man in history!

People who live past 110 years old are called “SUPERCENTENARIANS.” There are only about 60 or so alive today with reliable records proving their age. And only 11 of them were born in the 1800s.

He got married when he was in his 20s and back in 1962 Jiroemon retired when he turned 65. His wife passed in 1978.

If you want some longevity tips from him, he has two: He eats small portions of food, and spends a ton of time in bed.

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