World's oldest man gets older, celebrates 116th birthday

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POSTED: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 12:28pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:54pm

The world's oldest living person turned 116 today in Japan.

Jiroemon Kimura was born in 1897.

Kimura is said to be not only the oldest person alive, but the oldest man in history. He used to be a postman. Kimura celebrated with a breakfast of bean porridge, said to prevent illness. Guinness World Records recognized Kimura as the oldest man in history last december. Get this he has seven chilren, 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

As of this year, he also has 14 great-great0grandchildren.

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