Weird News Wednesday 5/3/2017

This Wednesday we look into an Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old. Longest living human ever. He died in his village in Central Java. 

They can't tell for sure, because Indonesia only started recording births in the 1900s, but even then, that's a pretty long time. There were mistakes, though documents and interviews prove he is not telling a lie. 

April 12th he was taken to the hospital due to deteriorating health. Six days later he insisted on returning home to family before dying with them. 

It was reported after coming home he ate and drank very little up until his final day. 

Mbah Ghoto told the BBC that patience was the key, and people who loved and looked after him. 

"Life is only a matter of accepting your destiny wholeheartedly. I have wanted to die for a long time," he told the Jakarta Post. 

This man outlived four wives, ten siblings and all his children, according to the BBC report. The Guardian reports he left behind four children. Add to the fact that he was a heavy smoker up until the end. Some people can just handle things better than others. 

If his age is verified, he will be the oldest man, just after Jeanne Calment, who was 122 when she died and currently the longest living human in recorded history. 

Here are some links to the stories about this man: 


And as always, I'm going to attempt to write a short piece of fiction using this crazy news article as a prompt. Let's see what I can come up with. This looks like a hard one. 

In the comments, let me know any subjects you'd like me to research. Make it weird, and if possible horrific. 

If you follow and comment maybe I'll rush the fiction for tonight. 

See you soon. 



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