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112-year-old New York state man declared world's oldest

July 25, 2013 at 5:47 PM   |   Comments

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records announced a 112-year-old New York state man, Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez, is the oldest man in the world.

Guinness said Blazquez, of Grand Island, who was born June 8, 1901, in Spain, became the world's oldest man following the death of Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, who died June 12 at age 116.

Misao Okawa, 115, of Japan, is currently the overall world's oldest living person.

Guinness said Blazquez told officials he "does not feel he has accomplished anything special because he happens to be living longer than other men."

Blazquez -- who enjoys gardening, crossword puzzles and nightly gin rummy games -- attributed his longevity to a daily routine that includes eating a banana and an Anacin.

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