World’s Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday!

Japanese man now oldest person ever

   

oldest man 228x300 World's Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday!A man in Japan celebrated his 116th birthday today and becomes the oldest human ever recorded.

Jiroemon Kimura — who was born April 19, 1897 — celebrated his birthday in his home town of Kyotango, The Daily Mail reports.

Kimura received many birthday wishes as he hit the magic date. He even received a recorded video from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulating him on his achievement. In a statement, an official said that Kimura attributes his long-life to eating lightly and living long. He rarely finishes a meal and drinks alcohol only in moderation.

Kimura was joined on his birthday by his 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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