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An Indonesian man is claiming to be the oldest in the world, with records recognised by officials in the country showing his age to be 145.
Mbah Gotho has outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives, the last of whom died 28 years ago, and all of his children. I can imagine his grandchildren are getting on a bit as well.
Staff at the Indonesian records office have confirmed Mr Gotho's date of birth as December 31 1870, which to put it into context, was the year novelist Charles Dickens died and around half-way into the reign of Queen Victoria.
Mbah is unable to watch television as his eyesight has deteriorated so much, so he spends most of his time listening to the radio.
He told Liputan 6: "What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent."
What an emo.
He also said that the secret to living a long life was 'patience'. Footags of him show that he's still a smoker, which makes the shift he's put in even more impressive.
Although Indonesian officials recognise his age, he may never be listed as the world's oldest man officially as the documents would need to be independently verified.
Either way fair play to the lad, I'll be happy if I make it to 30.
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