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Independent- The world’s oldest man has been named as Indonesian Mbah Gotho, who is 145 years old, with documentation that says he was born in 1870.
Mr Gotho said he began preparing for his death in 1992, even having a gravestone made, but 24 years later he is still alive.
He has now outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives and his children.
Though his age is impressive, Mr Gotho told a regional news network: “What I want is to die.”For the past three months he has needed to bathed and spoon-fed, and is becoming increasingly frail.
Mr Gotho has official documentation which shows his age, and the Indonesian records office says it has confirmed his birth date as December 31 1870.
If this is correct, this would earn him the title of the oldest person ever, a title currently held by French centenarian Jeanne Calment, who was 122 when she died – 23 years younger than Mr Gotho.
If the documents cannot be independently verified, however, Mr Gotho will not go down in the record books.There are a number of people who claim to have broken Jeanne Calment’s record, such as Nigerian James Olofintuyi, who claims to be 171, and Dhaqabo Ebba from Ethiopia, who claims to be 163, but without verifiable documents they cannot be given her title.
The centenarian, from Central Java, says he spends his time listening to the radio, as his eyesight is no longer good enough to watch television.
When asked the secret to a long life, he said: “The recipe is just patience”.
Part of me wants to say end this guy’s life already. Cover his face with a pillow, give him a pill, i dont know, just something so the man can rest in peace already. I mean for fucks sake he’s ONE HUNDRED and FOURTY- FIVE years old. World War 1 happened when he was 44 years old. He’s closer to the signing of the Declaration of Independence than he is to 2016. It’s absurd to let this guy keep living after the amount of World that he’s had to live. Outlasted his entire family before and after him. Can’t watch tv or do much of anything and probably has to be taken care of by historians who have to delicately handle rare fragile artifacts in order to clean him. I mean fuck, the guy planned on dying twenty four years ago! He wanted to die when I was two! But then there’s another part of me that almost can’t let that happen. I don’t want to live past like 80 personally. But I’m a normal human. I just need to see the limit. How far people can push them selves. It’s why we watch sports and athletes like Usain Bolt, because i want to see what the genetic extent of a human leg can do. And yes just living is boring but next year I want to be able to blog about this guy putting up another tally on life. Father time was undefeated until he met Mbah Gotho…