World’s oldest man dies aged 114- Walter Breuning

April 15, 2011 at 10:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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News today has arrived that the world’s oldest man, Walter Breuning has died aged 114.

Walter, an American who lived in Montana for his entire life was the Guinness World Record holder for ‘The World’s Oldest Man’. He died in his beloved retirement home of natural causes.

Walter claimed that eating two meals a day and hard work were the success to living a long life. Walter quite amazingly worked until he was 99 years old.

Walter Breuning worlds oldest man dies

Walter’s philosophy in life was to ‘never be afraid to die because you’re born to die’.

Although Walter was the world’s oldest man, he did not hold the record for being the world’s oldest person. Besse Cooper who is only 26 days older than Walter is the record holder for ‘World’s Oldest Person’.

It has not yet been stated who Walter’s successor will be to the title of the world’s oldest man.

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Is 100 old anymore?

February 2, 2011 at 10:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Eunice Sanborn

Today I read that the world’s oldest woman, Eunice Sanborn from Texas died at the age of 114. Apparently Eunice enjoyed sitting outside of her home in Jacksonville where she has lived for 75 years. Now American pensioner Besse Cooper from Georgia takes the title of the world’s oldest woman; Besse is also 114 years old.

I think that it is extraordinary how long people are living nowadays. This is one of the reasons why I think we should be encouraging independent living, enabling elderly people to stay in their own homes for longer.

With many people surpassing the age of 100 The Queen has her work cut out sending so many birthday wishes to all our British centenarians.

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