Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Oldest Man Ever Dies at Age 116

Jiroemon Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born April 19, 1897.

According to Guinness, Kimura was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old.


Kimura was health conscious and active. After retiring from the post office, he turned to farming until the age of 90. He woke up early in the morning and read newspapers with a magnifying glass.

Also, he enjoyed talking to guests and followed live parliamentary debates on television.

According to him, small portions of food were the key to a long and healthy life.