Re: [GRG] Guinness World Records names “Oldest Living Man” titleholder…

All, to make it clear, the original Guinness World Records number WERE CORRECT. February 5 to August 20 is 196 days, not 201, Louis. March 5 to Aug 20 is 168 days, not 166 days, Louis.

It’s also NOT clear why Louis is mentioning that February 5 is the “36th” day of the year. So what?

Ironically, some AP reports misstated Dr. Alexander Imich’s age as “164” days, but the Guinness World Records press release had the correct value…”124″ days.

Oldest man in the world is a 111-year-old from

Press Herald-9 hours ago

Sakari Momoi takes over the record after the death of a New York man in … of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days.

5 Things to Know This Morning

ABC News-12 hours ago

Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records at a … of 111 years, 164 days. oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao …

The source of these errors appears to be the AP.


Robert Young

Senior Consultant for Gerontology

Guinness World Records

From: Louis Epstein To: Robert Young ; Gerontology Research Group Cc: Paul Wakfer ;;; “James P. Watson, M.D.” ; Natalie S. Coles Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:52 PMSubject: Re: [GRG] Guinness World Records names “Oldest Living Man” titleholder…

A few interpolated corrections.On Wed, 20 Aug 2014, Robert Young wrote:> Greetings,Sakari Momoi, 111, of Japan was today named the “Oldest Living Man” by Guinness World Records:>Japan’s Sakari Momoi confirmed as oldest living man, aged 111 years, 196>daysFebruary 5 is the 36th day of the year,>By KEVIN LYNCH>Published August 20, 2014…August 20th is the
201st (2014 is not a leap year).196 days is a miscount.>Guinness World Records can today confirm that Japan’s Sakari Momoi isthe world’s oldest living man at 111 years, and, as of today, 196 days old. Mr. Momoi took the title after Mr. Alexander Imich (NY, United States) passed away on 8 June 2014 aged 111 years 124 days.Erika Ogawa, VP Japan of Guinness World Records, handed Mr Momoi hisofficial certificate and celebrated his health and longevity during apresentation yesterday. Born on 5February 1903 in Soma (now, Minami Soma),Fukushima, only a day after Mr. Alexander Imich, Mr. Momoi became
ateacher and later worked as the principle of high schools in Fukushimaand Saitama prefecture.In 1928, he married (the late) Ms. Tamiko and had 5 children. Hisrecord age was verified using his birth certificate and several otherofficial documents.Mr. Momoi with a picture he drew recentlyMr. Momoi lives in the hospital in Tokyo. He likes reading,especially Chinese poetry. He also enjoyed traveling around Japan withhis wife before she passed away. His family is very pleased with therecord, but requesting for the peaceful atmosphere for their father.The oldest living woman –
and currently the oldest living person – is>Misao Okawa (Japan), who was born on 5 March 1898 in Osaka, Japan, and is>116 years, 168 days old.March 5 to August 20 is 166 days…another miscount.>The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment (France), who>lived to 122 years and 164 days, and the oldest man ever is Jiroemon>Kimura (Japan), who was born on 19 April 1897 and passed away aged 116>years 54 days on 12 June 2013.>Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday says: “To put Mr Momoi’s age into>perspective, he was born before the Wright brothers made their first>powered flight, before Henry Ford produced his first car,No,while Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903,Ford had built his first car in 1896.
> and before the birth of author George Orwell and jazz legends Bix Beiderbeck and Fats>Waller””Back in 1903, the world had only just staged the second ever modernOlympic Games and Albert Einstein was yet to publish his theory ofSpecial Relativity. It’s difficult to imagine that a contemporary ofthis era is still flourishing to this day, so it’s a particularlyspecial honour to acknowledge Mr Momoi and his remarkable longevity.”Sincerely,Robert YoungSenior Consultant for GerontologyGuinness World Records


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