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World's 'oldest man' dies in India

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posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:03 AM
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World's 'oldest man' dies in India


www.abc.net.au

An Indian reported to be the world's oldest man has died in the western city of Jaipur, his family said.

Habib Miyan, who died Monday (local time), claimed to be 138 years old and was listed as the country's oldest man in India's Limca Book of Records.

But without a birth certificate giving formal proof of his age, Habib Miyan, who played clarinet in a maharaja's band before retiring 70 years ago, could not prove his longevity.

However, his pension book showed his birth date as May 20, 1879 - which would make him 129.
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posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:03 AM
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138 years old....Even based on his pension book 129 is amazing!!!

Imagine the things he would have seen...well up until

He had been blind for more than half a century and his mobility was limited in recent years but he underwent hip replacement surgery last year, according to media reports.


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posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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wow. 129 is a pretty long time to be on the earth. Imagine everything you would have seen and experienced in that time. wow.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:37 AM
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Yah thats crazy...imagine being able to say you saw three centuries!



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by Lethil
Yah thats crazy...imagine being able to say you saw three centuries!


Please, tell me you are joking. Three centuries. That's 300 years. He only seen one century, close to 1 1/2.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by jhill76

Originally posted by Lethil
Yah thats crazy...imagine being able to say you saw three centuries!


Please, tell me you are joking. Three centuries. That's 300 years. He only seen one century, close to 1 1/2.


born in 1879 < 19th century...saw the 20th century...died in 21st century.So he saw three centuries...
obviously didnt live 300 years though...



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by jhill76

Originally posted by Lethil
Yah thats crazy...imagine being able to say you saw three centuries!


Please, tell me you are joking. Three centuries. That's 300 years. He only seen one century, close to 1 1/2.


He may have possibly lived 129 or so years but due to the placement of those years:

Born in 1879 that is about 21 years in the 19th century
1900 - 2000 that is 100 years thereabouts in the 20th century
and then up to 2008 which is the 21st century.

So technically 3 centuries



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:45 AM
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You are right forgive me. I took it as you said, he lived three centuries. I just heard all morning today people referring to decades as 50 yrs. So that kind of threw me off as well.

[edit on 20-8-2008 by jhill76]



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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He did not see much more then any other old guy since hes been blind since like 1950. Also he had bad mobility, and he spent most of his time in his house, praying and telling stories.

Somehow i dont think you are right when you say that he must have seen much. But you know what they say... todays young people are gonna live muuuch longer than before... We are gonna get older and older in the future one might say.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 09:19 AM
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Born 13 years after the Civil War ended.



Blowing my mind right now.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 09:49 AM
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Its mindblowing that someone could live that long most people barely live past 18 nowadays.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:03 AM
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October 21, 1879 - Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out). Unbelievable that this guy was around when Thomas Edison was still testing light bulbs.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:08 AM
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Yes, read that in the newspaper, he lived in rajastan during the kings time and has seen two kings rule and the british rule and finally the free India till now, and he surely must have had amazing stories to tell the world.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:10 AM
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Yes the life expectancy is 81 in some countries (not 18
) , weird how someone can outlive that by so much. But researchers may have found a way to halt the biological clock. Read about that here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Like they say in the song:
Someone explain, why the good die young,
Why the bad die slow, and outlive everyone?
uk.youtube.com...

Some deep lyrics, and relevant these days more than ever. But i guess thats for another thread.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:14 AM
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No i mean some 18 year old kids just go out and kill each other.

not the life expectancy



[edit on 4/20/2008 by billyjoinedat2k8]



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:24 AM
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hehe well then, i see. But not most people i think
but then again i dont know how it is where you live.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:27 AM
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lord i would consider myself lucky to live to 80 lol

he was a blessed man.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:45 AM
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He must have got massively bored of living don't you think?
Wouldn't it get boring getting up having breakfast for the 123rd year in a row?



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 01:00 PM
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Theres better places in the world put it that way



posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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That's a really high age to live to but I don't think I would want to live long and see the pain and suffering wars and treachery has Mankind in the last 129 years....



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