131-Year-Old Man Could Become World's Oldest Person Ever

131-Year-Old Man Could Become World's Oldest Person Ever

Meet a father-of-three, who was born on March 10, 1884 and is believed to be the oldest living man on the Earth.

Joao Coelho de Souza  caused a stir after his photos and a birth certificate were published by social security workers from Acre in Brazil. 

131-Year-Old Man Could Become World's Oldest Person Ever

Social security worker Alexandre Santana Inss poses with Brazilian grandfather Joao Coelho de Souza

According to the documents, Joao was born in the city of Meruoca in Ceara 131 years ago! Moreover, the man has a wife 69 years younger than him and three children.

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The discovery came to light thanks to Kennedy Afonso, a local civil servant, who shared photos of documents on his Facebook page and appealed to the state government to register Joao for the Guinness Book of Records.

131-Year-Old Man Could Become World's Oldest Person Ever

Mr de Souza's social security documents

Joao lives with his 62-year-old wife and a 16-year-old granddaughter  in a village Estirao do Alcantara. Although he suffered a stroke six years ago, he is still sane and rather healthy.

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131-Year-Old Man Could Become World's Oldest Person Ever

Joao Coelho de Souza's birth certificate dated March 10, 1884

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Currently, 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide from Japan is officially recognised as the oldest person alive. The oldest verified woman ever was French Jeanne Calment (1875-1997) who is also the oldest verified person ever and who died at the age of 122 years 164 days.

Source: Legit

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