Carmelo Flores Laura

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5 Reasons This Man Probably Isn't 123 Years Old

For starters, Carmelo Flores Laura is a man

(Newser) - It's the kind of story you really want to believe: According to Bolivia's public records, Carmelo Flores Laura turned 123 years old last month, making him the oldest living person ever documented. CNN , however, advises you take the news with a grain—or spoonful—of salt, this after...

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...

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