Venezuelan turns into oldest dwelling man

A 112-year-old Venezuelan farmer has been formally acknowledged because the oldest dwelling man following the loss of life of a Spaniard who was the earlier holder of the title, Guinness World Data stated Tuesday. Juan Vicente Perez was confirmed because the oldest dwelling man in February, Guinness stated in a press release on its web site. He “has distinctive well being and reminiscence. He remembers his childhood, marriage, the identify of his siblings, youngsters and grandchildren,” stated Guinness.

“He likes to be surrounded by household and buddies as they inform tales and have interaction in good dialog.” Perez was born on Could 27, 1909 within the western Tachira state, the place by the age of 5 he was already serving to his mother and father to reap sugar cane and occasional. As an grownup, he labored as a sheriff resolving land disputes within the city the place he lived.

Perez was married for 60 years till his spouse Ediofina del Rosario Garcia died in 1997. They’d 11 youngsters collectively. Perez has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He instructed Guinness that his secret to lengthy life is to “work exhausting, relaxation on holidays, go to mattress early, drink a glass of aguardiente day by day, love God, and all the time carry him in your coronary heart.” The earlier oldest man alive was Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, who died in January just below a month from his 113th birthday. The oldest particular person alive is Frenchwoman Lucile Randon, a nun born on February 11, 1904, who’s 118 years previous. – AFP



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