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12 June 2013 Oldest man in history dies at 116

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JoyDean Report 12 Jun 2013 11:20

Oldest man recorded in history: Jiroemon Kimura, Japan,

What incredible changes there have been in his lifetime.


AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 11:21

amazing, though I wouldn't care to live to that age - everyone I know would be long gone


JoyDean Report 12 Jun 2013 11:41

Henry Allingham was the oldest living man for a short time.

It doesn't seem possible that nearly four years have gone by since his death at the age of 113.


Bobtanian Report 12 Jun 2013 12:02

trouble with holding THAT particular Title, is................

there's always some young whipper snapper waiting to take it from you!!

yes, amazing what changes he has seen


AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 12:06

oldest in my family as far as I know was one of my Dad's sisters who died about four years ago aged 104


Leslie Report 13 Jun 2013 19:24

I am 82 and intend to get to 100 not out...Asked youngest daughter about the chance of an extension to 117 and she said NO WAY...It wouldn't be fair....You 117 sister Lin will be 87 and she'd be looking after both....I DON'T THINK SO....!00 Ok,,, next day the silk pillow....Is this family love??? Why do I want another pillow at that age??? LES...


JoyDean Report 13 Jun 2013 22:40