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See How the World's Oldest Person Stays Alive

Kane Tanaka likes studying math and playing Othello

(Newser) - A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello was honored Saturday as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, the AP reports. The global authority on records officially recognized Kane Tanaka in a ceremony at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, in... More »

World's Oldest Man Dies

Masazo Nonaka was 113, ran a hot springs inn in Japan

(Newser) - The world's oldest man has died at his home—a hot springs inn—in northern Japan at the age of 113. Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said. He died... More »

Nation's Oldest Man Is Dead

Richard Overton, 112, also was oldest WWII vet

(Newser) - A family member says the nation's oldest World War II veteran, who was also believed to be oldest living man in the US, has died in Texas. Richard Overton was 112. Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard's cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday evening at a rehab... More »

America's Oldest Man Robbed of His Savings

Thieves stole Richard Overton's identity and broke into his bank account

(Newser) - Richard Overton is something of a celebrity in Austin, Texas, because the 112-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest living man in America. He now has a new distinction: the oldest American to be robbed of his savings, reports Newsweek . Family members recently learned that an unidentified thief used Overton's... More »

World's Oldest Man Dies at 113

Candymaker Yisrael Kristal was only member of his immediate family to survive Auschwitz

(Newser) - He survived Auschwitz, ran a confectionery business, and recently took over as the world's oldest man, per Guinness World Records. On Friday, Yisrael Kristal died in Haifa, Israel, at age 113, just one month shy of his 114th birthday, the BBC reports. Kristal, who was born in Poland, lost... More »

Was This the World's Oldest Person Ever?

Sodimedjo of Indonesia, who just died, claimed to be 146

(Newser) - Emma Morano was the world's only living person verified as having been born in the 19th century before her death last month at 117. But Sodimedjo of Indonesia claimed to have three decades on her and two decades on the world's oldest recorded person before his death Sunday.... More »

World's Oldest Man Survived Auschwitz

112-year-old has outlived Nazi regime by 71 years

(Newser) - Yisrael Kristal came very close to dying in the Holocaust along with millions of others—including his wife and their two children. Instead, the 112-year-old survived Auschwitz and has now been confirmed as the world's oldest man, having outlived Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime by more than 70... More »

Oldest Man Dies After 112 Years of 'Not Overdoing It'

Yasutaro Koide said the secret was not smoking, drinking

(Newser) - The world's oldest man has died in Tokyo at the age of 112, two months short of his 113th birthday. Yasutaro Koide was born on March 13, 1903, and said his secret to a long life was not to overdo it, or drink or smoke. A native of Nagoya,... More »

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Differences in life expectancy became pronounced in the late 1800s

(Newser) - There's a reason we don't typically call Earth's oldest person the oldest woman in the world—the oldest person is pretty much always a woman. In fact, just two of the world's 53 living supercentenarians (people 110 and older) are men, reports IFL Science . But why... More »

This Is the World's Oldest Man

Sakari Momoi receives certificate from Guinness World Records

(Newser) - A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records today. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days. The world's... More »

Oldest Man, 111, Spent Last Hours Talking to Spirits

Psychic researcher in NYC 'simply didn't die earlier'

(Newser) - A psychic researcher who became the world's oldest man in April spent his final hours trying to communicate in Polish and Russian with spirits he sensed around him, a friend says. Alexander Imich, 111, died yesterday at the seniors residence in Manhattan where he had lived since his wife'... More »

This May Be the Oldest Person Ever Documented

Carmelo Flores Laura reportedly 123 years old

(Newser) - If Bolivia's public records are correct, Carmelo Flores Laura is the oldest living person ever documented. They say he turned 123 a month ago. The native Aymara lives in a straw-roofed dirt-floor hut in an isolated hamlet near Lake Titicaca at 13,100 feet; he's illiterate, speaks no... More »

World's Oldest Man Is 112-Year-Old American

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez lives in upstate New York

(Newser) - A 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner, and gin rummy aficionado from western New York is the world's oldest man, according to Guinness World Records. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez claimed the title when Jiroemon Kimura died last month at age 116. (The world's oldest person is a woman, 115-year-old Misao Okawa... More »

Oldest Man in History Dies

Japan's Jiroemon Kimura was 116

(Newser) - Japan's Jiroemon Kimura has died after living longer than any man in recorded history. The 116-year-old was born in 1897, the same year as Amelia Earhart and a time when the average male life expectancy in Japan was just 44, the BBC reports. "He has an amazingly strong... More »

World's Oldest Man Dies In Montana

Walter Breuning dead at 114

(Newser) - Walter Breuning credited his long life to working, eating only two meals a day, and having a willingness to embrace change—including death. "We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die," said Breuning, who... More »

World's Oldest Man Turns 114

Walter Breuning of Montana marks milestone

(Newser) - A Montana resident believed to be the world's oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday today at a retirement home in Great Falls. Walter Breuning was born on Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minnesota, and moved to Montana in 1918, where he worked as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway... More »

230K Japanese Centenarians Missing

Hundreds would be 150 years old if still alive

(Newser) - Either there's a massive, secret senior center somewhere, or there's a whole lot of fraud going on in Japan. After discovering that Tokyo's oldest man had actually been dead for 30 years , the country starting calling on its centenarians—and in addition to one gruesome find , it's discovered that some... More »

104-Year-Old Tokyo Woman Found in Backpack

Her son kept her there for nine years, he says

(Newser) - After discovering that Tokyo’s (supposedly) oldest man had been dead for 30 years and its oldest woman is missing , police began a search for other Japanese centenarians—and found one in her son’s backpack. The remains of the 104-year-old woman were stuffed in the pack for nine years,... More »

Tokyo's Oldest Man Died—30 Years Ago

Family apparently kept him in his room

(Newser) - When the oldest man in Tokyo, Sogen Kato, turned 111 years old, officials decided to visit and congratulate him. Kato's granddaughter refused to let them in, saying that he "doesn't want to see anybody." The officials became suspicious and turned to the police to investigate. Upon forcing their... More »

One of the Last WWI Vets Dies at 111

(Newser) - Harry Patch, the last British man to survive World War I’s trenches, has died at age 111, the BBC reports. He was the oldest man in Europe, and the third oldest in the world. “I had the honor of meeting Harry, and I share his family's grief at... More »

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