The World's Oldest People

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Ethiopian peasant, Dhaqabo Ebba, claims to be 160 years old.
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article47952

Ethiopian peasant claims to be 160 years old

Sudan Times. 7 September 2013

September 6, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Ethiopian peasant and renowned community elder living in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has claimed that he is 160 years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXAyw6dJgmA

In an interview with a local Television station, Oromia TV, Dhaqabo Ebba claims to have passed through power transfers under the Gadaa system – the Oromo people’s own cultural, social, and political system – which accordingly will make him at least 160 years old.

Ebba doesn’t have birth certificate to proof his age, but if we are to consider the centuries-old Gadda system as perfect to determine his age, the Ethiopian man will be the oldest living person on earth.

He remembers 1895, when the Italians first invaded Ethiopia. He said he then had two wives and a son who was old enough to herd cattle.

According to him, birth certificates did not exist in Ethiopia during his early ages.

While noting that all his peers are gone he says there is no secret behind his longevity.

He recalls the transportation problems they had then and the changes seen these day.

“When I was young it used to take us around 8 days on horse back to get to Addis Ababa”, he said adding “now it only takes two hours” to reach to the capital which is around 230 Kilometers away from his village near Dodola town.

Births are not registered particularly in Ethiopia’s rural areas hence delivery are taken place at home and most Ethiopians still don’t have birth certificates.

According to Guinness World Records, Misao Okawa, a 115-year-old Japanese woman is the oldest living person verified.

Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years old was the oldest verified age.

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Be great if it was true, but he looks a bit too spry to be 160.
 
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World's oldest man dies at 112 in New York state
Salustiano ‘Shorty’ Sanchez was born in Spain in 1901
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/eu ... -1.1528699

Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York. Photograph: AP Photo/Guiness World Records
Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York. Photograph: AP Photo/Guiness World Records

Mon, Sep 16, 2013, 01:00


The world’s oldest man, a gin rummy-playing one-time sugarcane worker born in Spain, has died at 112 in New York state, a funeral home said on Saturday.

Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez, recognised by Guinness World Records, died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York, the MJ Colucci & Son Funeral Chapels said on its website.

Sanchez was born in El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, in 1901 and worked as a sugarcane field worker in Cuba before emigrating to the United States, the funeral home said.

The world’s oldest man is now Arturo Licata of Italy at 111, and the oldest woman is Misao Okawa of Japan (115), according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks people 110 and older and validates ages for Guinness.-(Reuters)
 
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111-year-old Syracuse Irish woman the longest-living person in Irish history
She left the Ireland of Michael Collins for America at the dawn of the Roaring 20s
By SHEILA LANGAN, IrishCentral Deputy Editor
Published Thursday, January 9, 2014, 5:00 AMUpdated Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:10 AM

Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely, the longest living Irish person on record. Photographed in November, 2000.
Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely, the longest living Irish person on record. Photographed in November, 2000.
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Today, Kathleen Hayes Snavely, 111 years and 328 days-old becomes the longest-living Irish-born person in history. She is originally from Feakle, County Clare.

She surpasses the previous record holder, Katherine Plunkett (November 22, 1820 – October 14, 1932), an Irish aristocrat born in County Louth who was a highly regarded botanical illustrator, and whose story is equally fascinating, though extremely different.

Hard of hearing but clear of mind, Kathleen Snavely is a resident of The Centers at St Camillus in Syracuse, NY where she immigrated to in 1921.

With a distaste for sensationalizing her age, she is, to date, opposed to talking to the press. The snippets of information that could be gleaned over the phone from the staff of St. Camillus create a portrait of a woman who is remarkably lucid: participating in daily activities from her wheelchair and still receiving visits from friends in the Syracuse area.

Strange as it must seem to Kathleen to be famous for simply being alive, she is already something of a celebrity on Internet message boards. Members of the 110 Club, a group dedicated to super centenarians, have been researching Snavely and her ancestry for months, unearthing her birth certificate and further biographical information.

Her nearest kin in the U.S. is the family of her step-children in Lancaster, PA from her second marriage, to a man named Jesse Snavely, Jr., whom she survives by a number of years. Her first husband and long-time business partner, Roxie E. Rollins, passed away in 1968 at the age of 66.

In Ireland, in her native town of Feakle, Co. Clare, she is still remembered by relatives. Peggy Hayes, whose late husband, Patrick Joseph, was related to Kathleen (making her also related to the famed Irish fiddler Martin Hayes of the same family), recalls hearing that she “left young and did well, and that she was from a long-living family.”

Birth certificate for Kathleen Hayes, b. February 16, 1902.

Kathleen Hayes was born on February 16, 1902 to Patrick and Ellen Hayes (née Moroney) in Feakle, Co. Clare. Her birth certificate lists her father as a “Farmer and Publican,” though local memory indicates he was more of the latter. Kathleen was the second of three girls. Her older sister, Mary Anne, was born in 1901, and her younger sister, Ellen, in 1909. The 1911 Census (which lists her sisters’ names as Anna May and Lena), states that the family was Catholic and that all members, aside from one-year-old Ellen, could read and write.

1911 Irish Census entry for the Hayes family of Feakle, County Clare.

She may also have had a younger brother, though he has yet to be found in the local records. In the only known interview with Kathleen, a 2000 press release by Syracuse University announcing her donation of $1 million in memory of her first husband, Kathleen refers to an 88-year-old brother still living in Ireland.

It is not uncommon for people’s personal histories and memories to sometimes clash with the official record. A further example: in the same article from the Syracuse archive, Kathleen recalls working as a business apprentice in Limerick and Dublin before emigrating, while the manifest for the ship on which she traveled lists her as a “Domestic”.

Manifest for the Scythia, 1921. Perhaps Kathleen knew Nora Tuohy, who was also traveling from Feakle, and whose information is recorded below hers.

On September 22, 1921, she boarded a ship called the Scythia in Cobh, Co. Cork. Even though the harbor city’s name had officially been returned in the year before, the manifest still lists it as Queenstown.

Nineteen-years-old, she left the Ireland of Michael Collins and the Irish War of Independence for America at the dawn of the Roaring 20s. Prohibition was in effect, and the economy was thriving. Warren G. Harding had been voted into office as president one year earlier, in the first national election to include the vote of women

Ellis Island arrivals record for September 30, 1921.

After eight days at sea, Kathleen arrived at Ellis Island on September 30, 1921. According to the arrivals record, she had $25.00 to her name (half the “recommended” amount) and was bound for Syracuse to stay with her maternal uncle, Jeremiah Moroney, who lived at 510 Marcellus Street.

Syracuse in the early 1920s

At that point, Syracuse was still a major manufacturing center. Kathleen quickly got a job at E.W. Edwards Department Store, earning, according to the Syracuse University archive, $5.00 for six-day work weeks, before moving up the retail ladder. In Syracuse, she met and married her first husband, Roxie E. Rollins. One of six children of a Canadian father and a mother born in Michigan, Rollins emigrated from Canada in 1907. His mother’s obituary, in the December 6, 1906 edition of the Syracuse Post-Standard, shows that the Rollins family were members of the First Baptist Church of Syracuse.

The Rollins family entry in the 1925 New York State Census

By the time of the 1925 Census, they were married and living with Roxie’s parents in Syracuse’s 19th Ward. Roxie ran a small but enterprising laundry service with business throughout the region, which afforded them their own residence by the time the census officers came knocking in 1930.

Just as the world economy was bottoming out in 1933, Roxie and Kathleen founded Seneca Dairy, opening their first store on South Salina Street.

A Seneca Dairy ad from January, 1964 declares “You’ll have plenty of ‘drive,’ even at 50, if you fuel up each day with energy-packed Seneca Dairy Milk.” For Kathleen Snavely, it’s been more than doublWith both of them working seven days a week, Seneca Dairy made it through the Great Depression with over 40 employees, two local retail stores and an ice cream fountain. As Kathleen recalled in 2000, “Neither of us had a formal business education...We learned on the job, through experience. If you have a feeling for management and enjoy it, experience will give you the skills."

Roxie and Kathleen never had children. He died in 1968, at the age of 66. Two years later, at 68, Kathleen married her second husband, Jesse Clark Snavely, Jr., on February 28, 1970 in Rohrerstown, Pennsylvania. A widower, he had three sons, Jesse, Jere and James, with his first wife, Ella.

The Snavelys have solid roots in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area, going back to 1878, when Moses Snavely purchased a mill in Paradise Township. His son Jesse, father of the man Kathleen would marry, sold the mill in 1916 and bought a lumber, coal and feed business in Landisville. The company, J.C. Snavely & Sons, Inc. is run today by a fifth generation of Snavelys. Calls to the company’s headquarters were not returned.

Given Jesse’s role in the family business and the fact that they wed in Pennsylvania, it can be surmised that Kathleen parted ways with her adopted city for the years of their marriage. The date of his death is unclear, but by 2000 at the latest, Kathleen was back in Syracuse. In December, 2000, she made a gift of $1 million to the Syracuse University School of Management, in memory of Roxie.

“I can’t think of anything that would please him more than supporting a cause that would help other ambitious young people like us,” she said at the time.

Ireland is especially proud of its centenarians, sending a letter from the president, a commemorative coin and a check (currently €2,540) to each of its citizens who reach the century mark, and continuing the letter and coin tradition each birthday thereafter. Last year, 423 centenarians received the bounty.

Ireland’s second-oldest living citizen is also an immigrant: Sister Mary Victor Waters, 109 (b. September 14, 1904), lives in Tenafly, New Jersey, at the retirement home of the Missionary Franciscan nuns. In an interview with NorthJersey.com, she also expressed some unease over the attention she receives for her age, saying “I’d be just as pleased if they forgot about my birthday.”

Kathleen Snavely’s 112th birthday is February 16th, and while her privacy must be respected, there are so many things one would like to know. Did her grandparents ever talk about the famine years? What was it like to come of age in Ireland in the time of the Easter Rising, to leave in the midst of the Civil War? Was she nervous, coming to America, and what was her experience as a woman and an immigrant? Did she and Roxie dance the Charleston at The Palace or any of the other Syracuse dance halls? What was it like to start a business in that time? Did she live in Pennsylvania but miss Syracuse? Did she ever go back to Ireland? And what does it feel like to have witnessed so much history?

Regardless, the fact that she’s lived long enough to know all the answers is incredible in itself.

Read more: The Incredible life of Kathleen Hayes Snavley, in photos

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Thank you to members of the 110 Club message board for getting the ball rolling on Kathleen Snavely’s ancestry, and to genealogist Megan Smolenyak for her extraordinary insights and research, which produced the Hayes family Census entries, Kathleen’s travel documents, and her further documentation in the U.S. and New York State Census.



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World’s oldest man dies in New York, aged 111

The world’s oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City, aged 111.

A niece of Alexander Imich said he died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan.

Karen Bogen, of Providence, Rhode Island, had visited him a day earlier.

She said his health declined about two weeks ago and he did not recognise her.

Mr Imich was born in 1903 in a town in Poland, then part of Russia. He and his wife fled after the Nazis invaded in 1939 and moved to the United States in 1951. His wife died in 1986.

In news reports, Mr Imich said good genes and a general healthy lifestyle contributed to his longevity.

He credited good genes for his long life, saying his father had lived into his 90s.


“But the life you live is equally or more important for longevity,” he told the Reuters news agency.

He said in an interview last month that his favourite foods were chicken and chocolate.

Mr Imich, a trained chemist, was a scholar of the occult. In 1995, he edited an anthology called Incredible Tales Of The Paranormal.

Guinness World Records are investigating the claim that 111-year-old Sakari Momoi, of Japan, is now the world’s oldest man.

The world’s oldest living person and oldest woman, Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan is 116 years old; she was born on March 5, 1898.

The longest a person has been known to live, at least an age that could be authenticated by Guinness World Records, is 122 years and 164 days; that person, Louise Calment of France, was born on February 21, 1875, and died in Arles, France, on August 4, 1997.
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China claims the oldest person ever recorded

A woman in western China claims to have just celebrated her 128th birthday which would make her the oldest person in recorded history.

Almihan Seyiti, from the Xinjiang region, lives in a village near the city of Kashgar. A member of the Uighur Turkic minority, she is vigorous, and enjoys singing, playing the dutar musical instrument and occasionally helping out on the farm, Xinjiang TV-2 reports. The state channel, aware of separatist sentiment among Uighurs, is keen to have Mrs Seyiti express her gratitude to the Chinese Communist authorities: "They threw a good birthday party for me with my family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My life is good. The authorities treat me well. They have built a house for me, where I live. I am very happy," she told the reporter. ...

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Hmmm, maybe this should go in the fraudsters thread.

'732-year-old woman' gets a cycle from Chhattisgarh government

532 year-old woman gets sewing machine

According to the New York times, the oldest woman on this planet, Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 and the Ecuador times reported that the oldest woman alive, Ms. Misao Okawa of Japan, celebrated her 116th birthday on March 6 this year.

But according to the information provided by the Chhattisgarh Labor Department under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Pushpa Sahu, a resident of Abhanpur area in Raipur, is the world’s oldest woman at the age of 732, and she received a cycle under ‘Mukhyamantri Cycle Sahayata Yojana’ (CM Cycle distribution scheme) last year.

According to information obtained by Mr.Sanjeev Agrawal, the president of Rajiv Brigade, under the RTI Act, over 7000 women from Raipur district in the age group of 100-732 years have benefited through Chhattisgarh government’s women welfare schemes. ...


According to the Chhattisgarh's Labour Department, the state government distributed around 19398 sewing machines and 4936 cycles to the women worker from unorganized sector in Raipur district, but as per its own data, 6231 out of 19398 beneficiaries (sewing machine scheme) and 1368 beneficiaries out of 4936 (cycle scheme) were aged above 100 years including 532 year-old Usha Jamgade. ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/7 ... 277312.ece?
 

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By cycle do they mean bicycles or unicycles? I think by the time you reach your 8th century you should be slowing down a bit.
 

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Maybe they are actually young people who count previous incarnations?
 
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Ireland’s oldest man has died at the age of 108

Ireland's oldest man, Luke Dolan, passes away at 108. Credited boiled eggs, sugar in tea and wife for longevity. Photo by: Getty Images/iStockphoto
108-year-old Luke Dolan from Strokestown, County Roscommon, passed away at a local nursing home last week. He had lived on the family farm until he was 100. His wife had died at 86. He credited a boiled egg every day, a great wife and sugar in his tea for his longevity. He had a sister who lived to 106.

Ireland's oldest man is now a near neighbor. Michael Lambert turned 107 last month and met Mr. Dolan for the first time last summer. He lived 20 miles away.

Meanwhile Ireland’s longest living person ever resides in a nursing home in Syracuse, NY.

February 16, 2014 marked the 112th birthday of Kathleen Hayes Snavely, the longest living woman in Irish history. Kathleen broke the previous record of 111 years and 327 days on January 8. Born in Feakle, Co. Clare in 1902, she immigrated to Syracuse in 1921 and still resides there in an elders home – which she moved to just a few years ago.

At her 112th birthday the Ancient Order of Hibernians brought flowers, a choir sang and she regaled those present with tales of Ireland long ago.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irelan ... f-108.html
 
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Today, Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely, the longest living person in the history of the Republic of Ireland, is celebrating her 113th birthday in Syracuse, NY.

While still sharp as a tack, Kathleen is known to be private, preferring not to speak with the press. However, her social worker told IrishCentral that some of Kathleen’s friends and relatives will be stopping by for a party.

And there are more celebrations in store – last St. Patrick’s Day was declared Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely Day by the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County. On that occasion, Snavely recalled the advice she gave to her younger brothers on the day she left Ireland for the US: “Work hard and you be careful about drinking and grow up to be someone to be proud of."

Born in Feakle, Co. Clare in 1902, she immigrated to Syracuse in 1921 and still resides there in an elders home - which she moved to only a few years ago. Kathleen broke the previous record of 111 years and 327 days on January 8, 2014. The longest living person ever born on the island of Ireland was Annie Scott – born on March 15, 1883 in what is now Northern Ireland. Scott passed away in Scotland in 1996, aged 113 years and 37 days, meaning Snavely is set to again make history again 37 days from now. ...

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/g...son-in-irish-history-239326091-239672021.html
 

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The world’s oldest person has died aged 117

Japanese woman Misao Okawa, who credited her longevity to "eating delicious things" and getting plenty of rest, died early this morning, Japanese media reported. Ms Okawa, the daughter of a cloth merchant in the western city of Osaka, was born in 1898 - the year that the United States annexed the Hawaiian islands and a new drink named Pepsi-Cola was launched.

She shared her birth date with Chinese revolutionary leader Zhou Enlai. ...

The world's oldest person is now Gertrude Weaver of the United States, who will turn 117 on 4 July.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0401/691305-misao-okawa/
 
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To be fair her looks were begining to go.



I hope I never make that age.
About ten years ago an Irish ex teacher died at 106, he was driving a car until he was 100. He was was still teaching, half day a week until a few months before his death and was fully mobile and compos mentis. Then just got ill and died. Wouldn't mind lasting like that.
 

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Yeah I just don't want to have to have my a*sed wiped and someone feed me. There a lots of dedicated staff in nursing homes and some fine places I just don't want to end up there.

Even if I get old and able to do stuff like the guy you knew I'm already getting fed up with shifting weight and anything above a cut takes days, to weeks to months to fully heal.
 
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INKSTER, Michigan: A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. “There’s nothing I can do about it,” Jeralean Talley of Inkster said ahead of her birthday weekend. Talley will celebrate her birthday twice, including a party on Sunday at her church, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist. The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records, followed by Susannah Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who turns 116 in July. “You’re more likely to the win the lottery than to reach this age,” said Robert Young of Gerontology Research. Talley bowled until she was 104 and still likes to catch fish. A daughter, Thelma Holloway, tells the Detroit Free Press that her mother still has a sharp mind. ...

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Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely, the longest living person ever born on the island of Ireland, died yesterday morning in Geddes, NY near Syracuse. She was 113 years and 140 days.

She was also the sixth oldest person in the US and the sixteenth longest living person in the world.

Kathleen, who was born in Feakle, Co. Clare in 1902 and immigrated to the US in 1921, was said to be somewhat baffled and bemused by the attention paid to her long life.

"I get so tired of people asking me about my secret. I've got no secret," she told Sean Kirst of the Syracuse Post-Standard at her 113th birthday party in February. ...

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Ol...IrishCentral&utm_campaign=Best of IC - July 7
 
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Looking at the secrets of Ireland’s centenarians

... Snavely’s longevity ensured her a place among an exclusive group of Irish “super-centenarians”, individuals (all of them women) who have lived past the age of 110.

The Gerontology Research Group lists nine such individuals from Ireland, two of whom remain unverified, although “almost certainly true”, centenarians.

According to Prof Tom Scharf, director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology atNUI Galway, the number of people exceeding the age of 110 is set to grow.

He describes the longevity of individuals like Katherine Plunket, the second- longest-living Irish woman, who was born in 1820 and was aged 111 years and 327 days when she died, as “an amazing quirk of history”, but says that in future living to be 110 or more may not be as rare an occurrence.

“There seems to be no tailing off in the increase in life expectancy so we haven’t yet hit the plateau. We know with great certainty that the numbers of centenarians are going to grow in the years ahead in Ireland as in other countries.”

“In future we may be talking about people who have passed away at 115 and further down the line . . . as super-centenarians . . . there is no reason to think that that will not happen,” he says.

Figures provided by Áras an Uachtaráin show a general upward trend in the numbers, with 407 Irish people worldwide who turned 100 last year receiving the centenarian bounty.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...e-secrets-of-ireland-s-centenarians-1.2324669
 
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Here are some things that did not yet exist when Susannah Mushatt Jones was born in Alabama on July 6, 1899: the Model T, and for that matter the Ford Motor Company. The teddy bear. Thumbtacks and tea bags. Puccini’s Tosca and Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag.” The Flatiron Building and the subway system beneath it. Emma Morano, an Italian woman born four months later, who is today the only other living soul who was around before 1900.

One hundred and sixteen years ago, Susie’s tenant-farmer father, Callie, could theoretically have voted, though Alabama’s poll taxes and rigged literacy tests pretty much took care of that. As for her mother, she was barred from the polls twice over, because voting rights for women were two decades off. Mary Mushatt had 11 children — Susie being the third and the oldest girl — and cooked on an open fire with water drawn from a well. Corn bread was baked by burying it in the fireplace’s ashes. The family raised their own produce and meat. Susie walked seven miles to what was then called the Calhoun Colored School, a private academy specializing in practical education. Her family paid the boarding-school tuition by barter: wood cut for the fire, bushels of corn they’d grown. ...

When she was about 80 — that is, 35 years ago — she moved into a seniors’ home in Canarsie. At 100, she had to stop cooking for herself and give up her neighborhood-watch role, as her eyesight started to go. (Really, it’s just cataracts, but she is too stubborn to sit for the surgery.) Late in life, she lost her aversion to curse words, though she’d subsequently deny any cussing she did. Miss Susie is her building’s microcelebrity, and on June 17, she became the world’s oldest living person upon the death of Jeralean Talley, who had six weeks on her. ...

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A gentleman in Brazil is allegedly 131 (which sounds a little doubtful). Even if the paperwork is genuine, who's to say it refers to him and not, say, his father/grandfather?

Civil servants in Brazil say they have discovered the world’s oldest man - a 131-year-old dad-of-three living with a wife 69 years his junior.

The Guinness Book of Records recognises 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide from Japan as the oldest person alive.

And Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died aged 122 in 1997, holds the record for the world’s longest living person.

Social security workers in Acre in the north of Brazil today caused furore by publishing photos of OAP Joao Coelho de Souza alongside a birth certificate dated March 10 1884.

The document showed he was born in the city of Meruoca in Ceara nearly 2,000 miles to the east of Acre.

A colleague of a civil servant who made a routine visit to confirm he was still alive and therefore eligible for his pension posted the information on his Facebook .

He called on the state government to confirm the find and register Joao for the Guinness Book of Records.

Brazilian papers today said he lived with a wife aged 62 and a granddaughter aged 16 in a village called Estirao do Alcantara, a 30-minute boat ride away from Sena Madureira, a municipality in the centre of the state of Acre.


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When I was in uni, one of the lecturers there a Chilean physiologist, who'd had to get out during the Pinochet era, and was believe me no flake. Swore that there was a region in the Andes where people routinely reached ages in excess of 130.

I don't believe it personally.
 
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Britain's oldest person, Gladys Hooper, has said all she wants for her 113th birthday is to celebrate with a slice of cake and a cup of tea.

The great-grandmother, who was born in the year the Wright brothersinvented the first successful aeroplane, will celebrate with family and friends from across the country at her nursing home in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on Monday.

Mrs Hooper, a former concert pianist, said: "I don't feel very different to when I was 75."

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I remember Alejandro Jodorowsky saying something like, ''you must have ambition, my ambition is to live to 300!''. I think his point was it's important to reach for the highest most impossible things, and something along the lines of ''I might not live another year but I have ambition!''
I share Jodorowsky's ambition but I plan to reach 500. I told my wife a couple years ago that I don't accept death, and you must never accept it as inevitable like we are all taught and brought up to believe, it's embedded in our consciousness that all things must die. She didn't share my opinion, and added it to my list of eccentricities.
 

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World's oldest man Yasutaro Koide dies aged 112 in Japan
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The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112 in the Japanese city of Nagoya, local officials say.
Yasutaro Koide, who was born on 13 March 1903, was officially named the oldest man by Guinness World Records in August this year.
At the time he was quoted as saying his secret to long life was not smoking or drinking, not to overdo things and to "live with joy".
Officials said he died of heart failure and pneumonia early on Tuesday.
It is not yet clear who succeeds him as the oldest man.
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I remember Alejandro Jodorowsky saying something like, ''you must have ambition, my ambition is to live to 300!''. I think his point was it's important to reach for the highest most impossible things, and something along the lines of ''I might not live another year but I have ambition!''
I share Jodorowsky's ambition but I plan to reach 500. I told my wife a couple years ago that I don't accept death, and you must never accept it as inevitable like we are all taught and brought up to believe, it's embedded in our consciousness that all things must die. She didn't share my opinion, and added it to my list of eccentricities.
Well, people can lose the will to live, so why not?
 
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Ballycastle bade their fond farewells to Ireland’s oldest citizen last week as Molly Madden was laid to rest in her 110th year.

Her passing two weekends ago in the Moy Ridge Nursing Home in Ballina was met with sadness throughout Mayo and beyond. She made history last year when she became Mayo’s oldest ever living person on August 25, overtaking the previous record of 108 years and 260 days held by Ballindine native Helena Gibbons.

Madden became the oldest person living in Ireland in December 2014 following the death of Kildare woman Margaret O’Connell at the age of 109 years. In July, she became the oldest living Irish woman following the death of Kathleen Snavely (nee Haynes), originally from Co. Clare, who died aged 113 years in Syracuse.

There were further celebrations for Madden and her family when she celebrated her 109th birthday on Dec 8 in the Moy Ridge Nursing Home.

Madden (nee Keane) was born in Galway on December 8, 1906. At the age of three, she and her family moved to the village of Kincon in north Mayo. She later moved to Ballycastle for work and married local man Pat Madden, who died in 2009. They had four children.

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