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World's oldest man celebrates his 114th birthday - and says he plans to live to 120

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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I find this story quite incredible a man who is already 114 plans to live to 120. If people start reaching theses sorts of ages then youth will be looked upon as a fleeting moment of a persons life. For instance if we say that at 18 you are a young adult and that up to about 45 one could be considered young then middle aged until 60 that means you have had 42 years of being an adult of relative youthfulness but then you may live another 55 years as an old person
Therefore as an adult most of your life will have been spent being old. Enjoy the article . www.dailymail.co.uk...

* Jirouemon Kimura, from Japan, was born in 1897
* He has 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren... and 11 great-great grandchildren

The world's oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday today with a traditional meal - and says he plans to live until he is 120.

Japanese citizen Jirouemon Kimura had previously told local officials on his 113th birthday last year that his goal was to reach 120 and he has now confirmed 'that hasn't changed'.

He made his claim as he enjoyed the celebratory breakfast surrounded by family at his home in Kyotango in the west of the country.

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They ate grilled sea bream with steamed rice and red beans as well as miso soup - a meal typical of a special occasion in the country.

He then fielded questions for 50 minutes, where he was described as alert and lucid.



The former postal worker said he was extremely moved that he was the world's oldest man following the death of the previous record holder last week.

'It is a great honour, and words alone cannot describe my feelings,' Kimura told city officials.

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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i think we are all gonna live alot older than we should,


we might even do 100 if not 1 in 4 of our kids could

www.guardian.co.uk...
edit on 20-4-2011 by wedidgothacked because: spelling



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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Perhaps sheer determination is the key to a long healthy life



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
Perhaps sheer determination is the key to a long healthy life



im up for that


wen death comes calling ,ill stand up to him with my chest puffed out and fists clenched and say no im not ready to go and i wont roll over and let you win go get someone else i'll see you some other
time but not now!!




posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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It's good seeing things like this. Not surprised he's onto the Okinawan way, to stop eating before he's full (think it's something to do with a false famine mode that's better for the body). That island has the highest percentage of centenarians anywhere, they know the score.
Colourful food, chew ye food, don't stuff ye belly.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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considering the average age "kids" are moving out is 25 atm I'd say "youth" is will probably mean up to 30 soon. Personally, I don't want to live that long.. being Old certainly doesn't look fun to me..



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