The world’s oldest man has died at the age of 112. Japan’s Sakari Momoi was born on February 5, 1903, just months before the Wright Brothers made their inaugural flight. The title of oldest living man now goes to Japan’s Yasutaro Koide, who was born a month after Momoi. Susannah M. Jones of the U.S. is the oldest living woman at 116.


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Kind of amazing to think that you can count the remaining people born in the 19th century on one hand. Sure it’s simply the natural order of things, but when I was a kid (in the 70s) it was common to meet people born then.