World’s Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday!

by Nate Wooley | April 19, 2013 12:15 pm

World’s Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday!

oldest man 228x300 World's Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday![1]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[2].

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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  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/oldest-man.jpg
  2. The Daily Mail reports: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311483/Worlds-oldest-person-Jiroemon-Kimura-celebrates-116th-birthday-longest-living-man-EVER.html
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