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The oldest inhabitant of the Earth said the 112 anniversary

September 19 2007

The oldest inhabitant of the Earth, celebrated her 112 th birthday, said he wants to live "forever." Japanese Tomochi Tanabe was born in 1895. The secret of his longevity he calls a complete rejection of alcohol. He drinks milk, does not smoke, keeps a diary and reads the daily newspapers.

He was declared the oldest resident in January, Guinness World Records after the death of Puerto Rican Emiliano Mercado del Toro, who was 115 years old. Mayor Miyakonocho, where Tanabe lives sent the long-lived flowers and a check for 100,000 yen (900 dollars).

"I want to live forever, I do not want to die" - said Tanabe during the birthday celebration, reports Kyodo Tsushin. It is believed that most centenarians living in Japan, where about 30,000 people are aged 100 years or more. Recently celebrated birthday another oldest inhabitant planet not registered Book records. This 116-year-old Gregory Nestor, who lives in Ukraine.

Ukrainian authorities say they have documents certifying that the veteran was born March 15, 1891, and intend to try to make his name in the international record books, reports BBC.

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