Who is the oldest person 1
Jakarta - His four wives and children have long since died. But the Indonesian Mbah Gotho is still alive - and at the proud age of 145.
The Indonesian Mbah Gotho has apparently set a new record. The man is said to have been born on December 31, 1870 and would be 145 years old by now. If the age is actually right, which can be assumed, Gotho is the oldest person who has ever lived.
According to information from the British daily newspaper, Indonesian authorities have The Independent already confirmed that the information on Gotho's identity card is true. Thus, the 145-year-old would replace the previous record holder Jeanne Calment (February 21, 1875 - August 4, 1997). The French woman reached the age of 122 years.
Experts consider reports to be implausible
"Mbah Gotho's claimed age is fiction," said Robert Young of the US-based international gerontological research group on Tuesday. The story belongs "in the same category as Sasquatch (Bigfoot), the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster".
Young, on the other hand, refers to a scientific study according to which the age of people who are said to be at least 120 years old is 100 percent wrong. In people who are allegedly 110 or 111 years old, 65 percent of the cases turn out to be false on examination.
The gerontological research group works from New York, among others. According to her own statements, she deals with people who are said to be at least 110 years old. At the beginning of the year, the researchers also checked the 112-year-old Israel Kristal from Haifa, Israel - he was later named the oldest man in the world by the "Guinness Book of Records".
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