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World’s oldest man dies at 116: Creationists suspect foul play

by | 12th, June 2013

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person and according to the record books the oldest man ever to have lived, has died of natural causes in Japan at the age of 116.

JIROEMON Kimura has died in his native Japan (see photo above). He was 116.  His death is not being treated as suspicious. The official verdict is that the world’s oldest living human died of natural causes.

Mr Kimura was born in 1897. In December 2012, the record books stated that that Mr Kimura was officially recognised as the oldest man ever to have lived.

The oldest living human being was French woman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.

But the Guinness book of world records is not the only record book. The Hebrew Bible says Methuselah lived to the ripe age of 969. Reports are that his death was not natural. His remains have never been found. But a likeness was erected at Kentucky Creationist museum.

Bathed in a brilliant yellow light, an animatronic likeness of Methuselah talks to visitors during a tour of the new Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., Thursday, May 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Bathed in a brilliant yellow light, an animatronic likeness of Methuselah talks to visitors during a tour of the new Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., Thursday, May 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

The new oldest living person is Japan’s Misao Okawa, 115, of Osaka (photos below).

So. How do they do it? How do you get to give for so long? Mr Kimura recommended eating light, stopping when he was still peckish.

Other say that low calorie diet will only make you feel like you’ve been living longer.

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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan's Misao Okawa, then 114, poses with the certificate of the world's oldest woman, which was presented to her by Guinness World Records Japan Country Manager Erika Ogawa, unseen, at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. According to Kyodo report, Guinness World Records Japan announced Wednesday, June 12, 2013 that Okawa, 115, became the world's oldest person following the death of Jiroemon Kimura who was recognized as the world's oldest living person in 2012. Kimura died of natural causes on early Wednesday at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan's Misao Okawa, then 114, poses with the Guinness World Records certificate, unseen, of the world's oldest woman at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. According to Kyodo report, Guinness World Records Japan announced Wednesday, June 12, 2013 that Okawa, 115, became the world's oldest person following the death of Jiroemon Kimura who was recognized as the world's oldest living person in 2012. Kimura died of natural causes on early Wednesday at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

 



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