Meet John Tinniswood: The World’s Oldest Man


CNN reports that John Alfred Tinniswood from England has reached the 111 years and 224 days, making him the oldest living man in the world. Guinness World Records said to have given him this title, just days after Juan Vicente Pérez, the former record holder, passed away at the age of 114.

Tinniswood shared his thoughts on longevity in an interview with Guinness, and said that lit was “just luck.” He emphasized the importance of moderation in all aspects of life, even though he enjoyed his weekly fish and chips and followed a healthy lifestyle by avoiding smoking and excessive drinking. According to Tinniswood, if you do too much of anything, you my end up suffering.

Tinniswood was born in Liverpool on August 26, 1912, and has lived through some significant historical events, like two world wars, the Great Influenza, and even the Covid-19 pandemic. Guinness also says that he is the oldest surviving male World War II veteran. His love his hometown football club, Liverpool, and has seen all of their league and FA Cup wins over the years.

Tinniswood, who is currently living in a care home in Southport, England, is cherished by his caretakers, who describe him as an “amazing individual with so many stories to tell.” Despite his age, he still enjoys keeping up with current events by reading the newspaper and listening to the radio.

Maria Branyas Morera, a 117-year-old Spanish woman, is the world’s oldest living woman. Together, they remind us of the incredible stories and wisdom that come with living a long life.

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