The secret to a long life revealed

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The oldest man in the world has been found and after being born in December 1870, Mbah Gotho, who lives in Indonesia, is officially the oldest man at 145 years old. Mbah has official documentation stating his date of birth as being December 31, 1870, making him 23 years older than the official oldest recorded person, Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997.

In 1992, Mbah even had a gravestone produced for himself in preparation for his death but has now outlived his ten siblings, four wives and his children.

While living a very long life sounds like the dream to the rest of us, Mbah has admitted that he is ready to die.

“What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent,” he said to a news station earlier this week.

And of course with any such story, Mbah has been asked what the secret is to a long life.

His answer? Patience. We think we might try that!