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111-Year-Old Briton, World’s New Oldest Man, Reveals Secret To His Longevity After Guinness World Records

John Tinniswood was born in 1912 in Merseyside, northern England.

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The world’s oldest living man, 111-year-old British man John Tinniswood, said his longevity was “just a stroke of luck” and said he had no secret dietary secrets, but his favorite food was his Friday fish and dinner.・He said it was chips.

Tiniswood, who had been retired for more than half a century, took over the Guinness World Records title from Venezuelan Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, 114, whose death was announced earlier this week.

Born in Merseyside in northern England in 1912, Tiniswood, a former accountant and former postal worker, was counted 111 years and 222 days old.

However, when asked about his secret to longevity, he answered bitterly: “You either live a long life or you live a short life, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Guinness World Records said in a statement that Tiniswood’s claim to the record had been evaluated by experts and the Gerontology Research Group, which catalogs confirmed “supercentenarians” around the world.

The oldest man in history was Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, who lived to be 116 years and 54 days old. The oldest living woman and person alive is Spain’s María Brañas Morera, aged 117.

Tiniswood expressed a somewhat cautious view of the world situation.

“The world is, in some ways, always changing. It’s kind of an ongoing experience. It’s getting a little better, but not that much yet. We’re moving in the right direction.”

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