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World's Oldest Man Thanks 'Cigs, Whisky, Wild Women'

British WWI vet, 113, becomes oldest man with death of Japanese elder

(Newser) - British WWI veteran Henry Allingham learned yesterday that he is now the world's oldest man following the death of 113-year-old Tomoji Tanabe, the Independent reports. Tanabe eschewed alcohol and tobacco but Allingham, also 113, once quipped that his longevity was due to "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women."... More »

World's Oldest Man Dies at 113

(Newser) - The world’s oldest man died today at the age of 113, AFP reports. Tomoji Tanabe, who suffered from a chronic heart problem, died of heart failure at his home in Miyakonojo City, Japan. Tanabe—who had eight children, 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren—said his secret to... More »

World's Oldest Man Is 112

The secret? Avoid alcohol and cigarettes, says Japan's Tomoji Tanabe

(Newser) - The world's oldest man celebrated his 112th birthday yesterday, the BBC reports. Japan's Tomoji Tanabe, born in 1895, attributes his longevity to sticking to a daily routine, drinking milk and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes. "I want to live indefinitely," he announced. "I don't want to die." More »

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