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Mbah Goto, the world's oldest man, just turned 146!

@CatchNews   |   2 January 2017, 20:22 IST

On 31 December 2016, Mbah Goto celebrated a landmark that no one in recorded history has -- he turned 146 years old! Yes, you read that right, and while it can't be ascertained with absolute certainty, his Indonesian ID states that he was born on 31 December 1870.

Goto, bent with age and covered in wrinkles, celebrated his 146th birthday at his home town of Sragen in Central Java, Indonesia. His birthday was celebrated by his great grandson and other family members.

Thus far, Goto has outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives and all his children. He began preparing for his own death, even having a gravestone made, all the way back in 1992. Still, as of now, he has lived for a further 25 years.

An Indonesian man Mbah Goto, claimed to be the oldest human in world's history, is seen during his 146th birthday in Sragen, Central Java, Indonesia on December 31, 2016. According to the date of birth on his identity and civil registry office members, he was born on 31 December, 1870

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Mr Sodimejo known as Mbah Goto is celebrating his 146 years old birthday at his home town - Seragen, Central Java on 31 December 2016. From his Indonesian ID Mbah Goto documented birth on 31 December 1870, if the administration is right his age is 146 years and claimed to be the oldest man on earth.

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Mr Sodimejo known as Mbah Goto is celebrating his 146 Years old birthday at his home town - Seragen, Central Java on 31 December 2016. From his Indonesian ID Mbah Goto documented birth on 31 December 1870, if the administration is right his age is 146 years and claimed to be the oldest man on earth.

Photo: Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Mr Sodimejo known as Mbah Goto is celebrating his 146 Years old birthday at his home town - Seragen, Central Java on 31 December 2016. From his Indonesian ID Mbah Goto documented birth on 31 December 1870, if the administration is right his age is 146 years and claimed to be the oldest man on earth.

Photo: Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Mr Sodimejo known as Mbah Goto is celebrating his 146 Years old birthday at his home town - Seragen, Central Java on 31 December 2016. From his Indonesian ID Mbah Goto documented birth on 31 December 1870, if the administration is right his age is 146 years and claimed to be the oldest man on earth.

Photo: Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A birthday cake was prepared by Mbah Gotho's relatives for his 146th birthday in Sragen, Central Java, Indonesia on 31 December, 2016.

Photo: Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The birthday celebration held in humble situation attend by his grand grand son Mr Suryanto and Wife Mr Suwarni with their children Erika Kurniawati and Anisa Kurniawati.

Photo: Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images
 
 
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