Posted: 16 September, 2013
World's "Oldest" Man Dies at 112
Born in 1901
The oldest man in the world has died at home in New York, according to reports. Salustino "Shorty" Sanchez-Blazquez was 112 years old. He was born in the year 1901.
Salustino was only the world's oldest man for a few months. He became the title holder after the previous eldest man in the world Jiroemon Kimura died on June 12 at the age of 116.
Wow, what a world record to aspire to - you just have to wait for someone to die so you can beat the record.
He said the secret to a long life is eating one banana per day.
We can't really be sure if he is the world's oldest man though - just "on record" - with an Ethiopian man claiming last week to be 160 years old. The only problem is that where the man is from, they don't keep physical records of age.