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Britain's oldest man, Jack Mansfield, has revealed the secret to a long life. Brace yourself, it's working hard.
Bloody hell, Jack. Could it not be beer or bacon? Anything is better than this.
He was born in 1907, which means that he has lived through 19 Prime Ministers, five monarchs and survived two world wars. Also, he was alive when the Titanic sank, when the great depression struck and when man first walking on the moon.
Jack is Britain's oldest man, but 33 women are ahead of him. Women live longer. That's life.
According to Jack, he really does put it down to hard work and was still performing manual work at the ripe old age of 98.
He told the Sun: "The secret to getting to this age is work - it just keeps you going and I've never stopped. I would work 20 hours at a time. I never used to go to bed at night - I didn't have time.
"I've really roughed it over the years. I used to smoke, but not a lot, and enjoyed draughts and dominoes in the pub.
"When I've had any aches and pains over the years, I've rubbed vinegar on them and I swear by it. I think drinking it has kept me from falling ill."
However, he knows how to relax, and he celebrated being unveiled as Britain's oldest bloke with a pint of beer. Legend.
His oldest child, Doreen, is 84. He has six children altogether, but sadly his wife, Beatrice, passed away 26 years ago.
He also has 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild. He'll celebrate his 109th birthday in December.
Happy birthday in advance, Jack.
Featured image credit: SWNS
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