Meet the Oldest People in the World
Posted on November 22, 2012
Many of us want to live a long life, and I’m pretty sure that a few can say that they have already lived their lives to the fullest.
Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest man living for two years in a row now.
Born in April 1897, he is said to be the only person known to have lived across three centuries, and if he lives until the 27th of December 2012, he will be the oldest man ever documented.
On the other hand, there is a Chinese woman who claims to be 127 years old. Reportedly born in 1885, she is apparently two years older than Mr. Kimura. However, the woman’s claim cannot be proven because there are no documents to show when she was born. In Guangxi Province, birth certificates have been kept starting from only 1949, during the Communist takeover.
Researchers say that living to this age is really possible when someone lives in these kinds of areas, where the lifestyle is very simple and healthy.