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JAPAN 27 Dec 2012 Oldest man could claim extra record

If Jiroemon Kimura lives until 27 Dec 2012, he will become the oldest man ever documented and the last man known to live across three centuries.

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JAPAN 27 Dec 2012 Oldest man could claim extra record

If Jiroemon Kimura lives until 27 Dec 2012, he will become the oldest man ever documented and the last man known to live across three centuries. Born in Japan on 19 Apr 1897, he turned 115 on 19 Apr 2012. On the December date he will pass the current record holder, a Danish-American named Christian Mortensen, who lived to 115 years and 252 days. The 115-yearold Japanese is six months younger than Besse Cooper, who turned 116 at a United States nursing home on 26 Aug and is

JAPAN 27 Dec 2012 Oldest man could claim extra record

If Jiroemon Kimura lives until 27 Dec 2012, he will become the oldest man ever documented and the last man known to live across three centuries. Born in Japan on 19 Apr 1897, he turned 115 on 19 Apr 2012. On the December date he will pass the current record holder, a Danish-American named Christian Mortensen, who lived to 115 years and 252 days. The 115-yearold Japanese is six months younger than Besse Cooper, who turned 116 at a United States nursing home on 26 Aug and is the world's oldest person. Jeanne Calment is the all-time record holder. She died on 4 Aug 1997 at 122 years, 164 day. The French woman holds the record for the longest confirmed human lifespan in history.

Guinness World Records recently named Jiroemon Kimur the world's oldest man for the second year in a row. On his Apr 19 birthday he will join Besse Cooper as a super centenarian, bringing the number up to nine.

Identical twins Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton of Scotland turned 102 on 15 Nov 2011, becoming Guinness record holder for the world's oldest twins. (WRITTEN OCT 2012)

RELATED READING:

New record for world's oldest man, Jiroemon Kimura
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/explore-records/

New record for world's oldest man Jiroemon Kimura (BBC 16 Oct 2012)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19965280

Happy birthday Besse Cooper! World's oldest living person turns 116
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/8/happy-birthday-besse-cooper-worlds-oldest-living-person-turns-116-44470/

'Oldest living twins' aged 102 in Aberdeenshire (BBC 17 Feb 2012)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-16932345

Keywords: Jiroemon Kimura, oldest man, Japanese, Japan, Asia, born 1987, record holder, Christian Mortensen, Besse Cooper, Jeanne Calment, 122 years, Guinness Records, longest human lifespan, super centenarian, supercentenarians

Date written/update: 2012-12-27