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'World’s oldest man' has ID he claims proves his unbelievable age

'World’s oldest man' has ID he claims proves his unbelievable age

If he's telling the truth, then he'd be the oldest person in the world

A man claiming to be the world's oldest living person possesses some ID that he believes will prove he's not lying about his age.

If he's right, then Brazilian man Andrelino Vieira da Silva will take the crown as the oldest man in the world, but these things have to be verified beyond a simple 'trust me bro'.

In fact, if the ID he has is correct, then he'd become the world's oldest ever verified person, which is quite something.

At the moment, the world's oldest verified living person is Spanish woman Maria Banyas Morera, who is still going strong at the age of 116.

Meanwhile, the oldest ever person recorded was French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived for a staggering 122 years between 1975 and 1997 and said that she used to sell painting canvasses to Vincent van Gogh, who she claimed had a 'vile temper and smelled of booze'.

Andrelino Vieira da Silva claims he's the world's oldest man, and says he has the ID to prove it.

At the moment, the world's oldest verified living man is the 114-year-old Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez, while the oldest ever in history was the 116-year-old Jiroemon Kimura from Japan.

However, if Andrelino can prove he's really as old as he says he is then he'll eclipse every single one of them.

There's a reason he's gained the nickname 'terror of the INSS', referring to the costs his years of living have racked up for Brazil's social security office.

In 2022, he received a birthday cake with his nickname on it, and they even sent him a message on his big day.

They said: "You are not the terror of the INSS. You are a blessing to the INSS. We wish Mr Andrelino many more years of life."

As for his actual age, Andrelino claims to have just celebrated birthday number 123 as he says he was born on 3 February, 1901.

This is the ID he has which he claims proves he's the oldest person in the world.

At the moment, his claims aren't verified so we can't say for sure whether he's really as old as he says, but he reckons he's got the ID to prove he is not only the world's oldest man but also the oldest person ever recorded.

Andrelino has had seven children throughout his life, though he has outlived two of them, while he also has 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

One of his granddaughters, Janaina Lemes de Souza, told local media: "He’s fine, everything’s great.

"It’s a great satisfaction for him to be with us for another year like this, everyone together."

She said that people would recognise her grandad on the street and sometimes asked him to take pictures with them.

Featured Image Credit: CEN T4

Topics: World News