111-year-old British man born the same year the Titanic sank

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At 111 years and 224 days old, John Alfred Tinniswood of England has officially become the world’s oldest living man, according to Guinness World Records. 


The announcement came two days after the former title holder, Juan Vicente PĂ©rez, passed away at 114 years old, just a month before his 115th birthday. 


Tinniswood, who abstains from smoking, drinks sparingly, and enjoys fish and chips every Friday, attributes his longevity to luck, though he emphasizes the importance of moderation in all aspects of life. 


He suggests that excessive indulgence in anything, whether it be drinking, eating, or physical activity, will eventually lead to suffering.


Born in Liverpool on August 26, 1912, Tinniswood has experienced two world wars, the Great Influenza, and the Covid-19 pandemics. 


He also holds the record for the oldest surviving male World War II veteran, as recognized by Guinness. Coincidentally, he was born the same year the Titanic sank. 


A lifelong supporter of the Liverpool football club, he has witnessed all nineteen of the club’s league title victories and all eight of its FA cup wins. 


Currently residing in a care home in Southport, he is a great-grandfather. Care home manager Katie Howard expressed her admiration for Tinniswood, describing him as an extraordinary individual with a wealth of stories to share, who enjoys reading the newspaper and listening to the radio. 


The title of the world’s oldest living woman belongs to Maria Branyas Morera, aged 117, who resides in Spain.

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