Congratulations Henry, World's Oldest Man

  Bingalau 22:03 19 Jun 09

It must have been the rum "wot" did it. I now have an excuse for drinking it. Long may you continue Sir.

  Brumas 22:08 19 Jun 09

Since when have you needed an excuse ;o)

  Bingalau 22:24 19 Jun 09

Maybe I should have used the word "Justified"?

  Cymro. 11:47 20 Jun 09

Any details or a link then? Just how old is he? Where does he live etc.?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:27 20 Jun 09
  Cymro. 12:39 20 Jun 09

My question now is would you like to live to be that old?
Personally and assuming I was in reasonable health, yes I would very much like to live to a ripe old age if only out of curiosity as to what the world would be like by then.

  Bingalau 12:53 20 Jun 09

I would if I was 112.

  Kevscar1 14:56 20 Jun 09

A perfect example as to why you should ignore all those that spout on about healthy living.

  Armchair 17:48 20 Jun 09

He's oulived both of his daughters, though. That doesn't sound like something I'd want to go through.

  Clapton is God 19:44 20 Jun 09

My younger daughter met Henry Allingham when he visited her 6th Form about 18 months ago.

She told us that she'd never seen so many 6th formers listening, enthralled to one man's stories.

Mr Allingham's comment on reaching 113 was "it's wonderful to be a teenager again".

A marvellous gent.

  dagnammit 23:55 20 Jun 09

To adapt a Star Trek quote... may he live longer and prosper more. ;) Goodluck to him.

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