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If you believe Magomed Lavazanov, he’s currently the oldest living man in the world. He claims to be 121-years-old, meaning he’s lived through two world wars and was born in the 19th century. He and his family are currently trying to get the Guinness Book of World Records to bestow upon him the oldest-man title.
Li Ching-Yuen was supposedly born in 1677 in Qi Jiang Xian, Szechuan province. By his own account, he was born in 1736. However, in 1930, Professor Wu Chung-chieh of the University of Chengdu discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827, congratulating one Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday, and further documents later congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877. In 1928, a New York Times correspondent wrote that many of the old men in Li's neighborhood asserted that their grandfathers knew him when they were boys, and that he at that time was a grown man.