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World’s oldest person discovered as man claims he is 145-years-old

A 145-YEAR-OLD man from Indonesia is believed to be the oldest person in the world, meaning that he would beat the current record holder who died at 122.

Experts claim they have uncovered documents that show that Indonesian Mbah Gotho was born on 31 December 1870 - 31 years before the death of Queen Victoria.

If the documents, which are recognised by Indonesian authorities, are true, the man would have already been 43-years-old when the First World War began on 28 July 1914.

The ancient man outlived four wives and all 10 of his children and now has grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He claims that the secret to staying alive for so long “is just patience”.

But Mr Gotho has said he is ready to die after reaching such an unbelievable age.
He said: “What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent.”

And one of his grandsons, Suryanto, says that his grandfather first starting making preparations for the fateful day when he was 122 years old.

If he dies without the documents being verified, he will join other super-senior citizens such as 171-year-old James Olofintuyi and 163-year-old Dhaqabo Ebba on an unverified list of the world’s oldest people.

Old age has recently begun to catch up with Mbah and he has had to be spoon-fed and bathed for the past three months.


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