The oldest man in the world celebrates his birthday in Venezuela on Saturday, reaching the age of 113, after overtaking a recently deceased Spaniard.
Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, declared the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records last week, celebrated his 113th birthday on Friday (May 28th).
Friends and family attended a birthday celebration to commemorate the life of Perez Mora. After extinguishing the candles, the party continued outside the church.
The oldest man in the world lives in Venezuela and has reached the age of 113 with very good health
Perez Mora, who is in good health, enjoying a cup of strong liquor aguardiente every day, has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren, Guinness said in a press release, according to Reuters.
Perez Mora became the oldest person in the world after Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, who was born on February 11, 1909 in Spain, died in January at the age of 112 years and 341 days.
In 2018, the oldest man in the world was a 113-year-old Japanese man
Born on July 25, 1905, the man received a Guinness Certificate from his home in Hokkaido, a northern Japanese island.
The title was previously held by a Spaniard, Francisco Nunez Olivera, who died in February at the age of 113.
The Japanese centenarian, who travels in a wheelchair but feels well, lives with his family, who run an inn, whose guests can relax in the “onsen” (source of thermal water, of volcanic origin).
According to the family, Nonaka loves to eat candy, Japanese and Western, reads newspapers daily and relaxes in the “onsen”.
Guinness Book of World Records is currently seeking to identify the world’s oldest woman after the death of Jamaican Violet Brown, 117, in July 2017.
Japan, famous for its high life expectancy, has recorded several longevity records, including Jiroemon Kimura, who died in June 2013, at the age of 116, and Sakari Momoi, who died in July 2015, at the age of 112.
Last year, about 68,000 centenarians lived in Japan, according to official statistics.
The overall longevity record was set by Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days, according to Guinness.
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