The world has a new oldest man on record. Masazo Nonaka was just certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest man alive at 112 years and 259 days. He was born in Japan in 1905 and he’s one of the few people alive who were born during the Japanese Russian war, lived through two world wars and the cold war.
Nonaka still reads the newspaper after breakfast every day, but says he’s not shocked by the news. The super centenarian has a sweet tooth and likes to watch sumo wrestling and samurai dramas on TV, but he did enjoy a party for his new honor as the world’s oldest man, posing with young folks who asked for selfies with him.
But if Mr. Nonaka wants to become the oldest man ever, he’s got a long way to go. That record is held by Jiroemon Kimura who lived from 1897 to 2013 and died when he was 116 years and 54 days old.