Briton Becomes World’s Oldest Man at 111, Shares the Secret to His Longevity Following Guinness World Records


Briton Becomes World’s Oldest Man at 111, Shares the Secret to His Longevity Following Guinness World Records

John Tinniswood, the world’s oldest living man at 111 years old, was born in 1912 in Merseyside, northern England. He has been retired for over fifty years and recently inherited the title from the previous record holder, Juan Vicente Perez Mora of Venezuela, who passed away. Tinniswood’s favorite food is fish and chips, which he enjoys every Friday, but he claims there is no secret to his longevity other than luck.

Guinness World Records confirmed Tinniswood’s status as the oldest living man, after experts from the organization and the Gerontology Research Group assessed his age. The oldest man ever recorded was Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who lived to 116 years and 54 days. The current oldest living person is Maria Branyas Morera of Spain, who is 117 years old.

When asked about the state of the world, Tinniswood offered a measured response, noting that things are improving slowly but still have a long way to go. He believes that the world is always changing and that there is progress being made, albeit at a gradual pace. Tinniswood’s perspective on life and longevity is simple: “You either live long or you live short, and you can’t do much about it.”

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