December 17, 2007

The world's 'oldest human being' dies at 116

A bachelor, Hryhoriy Nestor who attributed his long life to the fact that he never married, died at 116 in the Ukraine.

In accordance with his wish that there should be no crying, a hearty meal was served of his favourite dishes: warm potato and herring, and cabbage with home-made sausage.

"He didn't find himself a mate because he was a short man and never had money," Oksana believes.

He also led a healthy life, she says.

He loved to get outside and would run barefoot through the grass. Vodka he drank in moderation, and his favourite food was simple country fare with his greatest luxury a slice of sausage in a bread roll.

Posted by Jill Fallon at December 17, 2007 7:50 PM | Permalink