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(BBC)   Meet the one person who looks even more like a turtle than Mitch McConnell: the world's oldest man. Then wish him happy birthday, because he just turned 116   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 46
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2013-04-19 12:25:44 PM
116. Wow. He can remember when Germany had a kaiser, when the Ming still ruled China, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire still controlled the Balkans, and when the US only had 46 states. That just blows the mind.

Plus, he really DOES look like a turtle. But...when 116 I am, look so good I will not, hmm?
 
2013-04-19 01:54:47 PM
He's doomed.
DOOMED, I say.
No one holds that title for long.
 
2013-04-19 02:11:04 PM
Okay Jiroeman, did you show her something OTHER than your "O" face?.................. Can you?
 
2013-04-19 02:12:26 PM
Not sure why he reminded me of this...

www.overthinkingit.com
 
2013-04-19 02:23:49 PM

whistleridge: when the Ming still ruled China


He's 116, not 416. You mean Qing.
 
2013-04-19 02:38:37 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-19 02:41:05 PM
And boy are his atoms tired! Let's make sure we never use them again.
 
2013-04-19 02:47:01 PM
Autoplay vid starting with an ad.

/command w
 
2013-04-19 02:48:16 PM
No one looks more like a turtle than Mitch McConnell. He's the platonic ideal of a turtle. There are actual turtles that are less turtle-like than Mitch McConnell.
 
2013-04-19 02:48:57 PM
Who is Mitch O'Connell?
 
2013-04-19 02:49:01 PM
Who the hell is Mitch O'connell?
 
2013-04-19 02:49:17 PM
<img src="24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-19 02:52:52 PM
Damn, that's one old fart

/cheers, old timer
//now get off his lawn!
 
2013-04-19 02:53:03 PM
a-z-animals.com
 
2013-04-19 02:53:11 PM
Best of luck, old man. That position's killed everyone who's held it before.
 
2013-04-19 02:54:46 PM
He looks happy.
 
2013-04-19 02:57:06 PM
he looks mummified o_o
 
2013-04-19 02:59:23 PM

SkorzenyNinja: Who the hell is Mitch O'connell?


I believe Senator Mitch McConnell is the man in question.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
 
2013-04-19 03:00:47 PM
That looks like fun...

Why do people want to live that long?
 
2013-04-19 03:02:38 PM
shiat, that guy FOUNDED the turtle club.
 
2013-04-19 03:05:37 PM
somebody get that man a bigmac.
 
2013-04-19 03:07:06 PM

GnuUzir: That looks like fun...

Why do people want to live that long?


I don't get it either...
 
2013-04-19 03:10:30 PM
No strippers?
 
2013-04-19 03:13:33 PM
www.tvchannelsfree.com

whistleridge: 116. Wow. He can remember...


Probably not
 
2013-04-19 03:16:53 PM
HAPPY BIR...
/too late
 
2013-04-19 03:21:56 PM

CaptSacto: He's doomed.
DOOMED, I say.
No one holds that title for long.


Yep, there seems to always be some young whipper-snapper looking to capture that crown.
 
2013-04-19 03:27:31 PM
Oh sure, but we lose John Ritter at 55.
3.bp.blogspot.com
God bless ya, JR.  Big ups, homey!
 
2013-04-19 03:27:53 PM

GnuUzir: That looks like fun...

Why do people want to live that long?


It's not a case of wanting to, but rather it's better than the alternative.

Also they throw you in prison if you try to end your life.
 
2013-04-19 03:29:05 PM

whistleridge: 116. Wow. He can remember when Germany had a kaiser, when the Ming still ruled China, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire still controlled the Balkans, and when the US only had 46 states. That just blows the mind.

Plus, he really DOES look like a turtle. But...when 116 I am, look so good I will not, hmm?


In a few years there won't be anyone left who can honestly say they were born in the 1800s.
 
2013-04-19 03:30:47 PM
I always thought that Jesse Jackson looked like a turtle for some reason.

I can see why this guy would too I guess. Hope he enjoys whatever time he has left here! 116 years is kind of a long time.
 
2013-04-19 03:30:57 PM
He wears that hat with a sassy style.
 
2013-04-19 03:31:52 PM

whistleridge: when the Ming still ruled China


The Qing, actually.
 
2013-04-19 03:34:49 PM
Oh, and:

mercysbrown.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-19 03:42:28 PM
Only 10 people left alive who were born in the 1800s.
 
2013-04-19 03:43:47 PM
ftfa: " you are too concerned with what was and what will be. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift, that's why it's called the present."

That man is deep.
 
2013-04-19 03:57:28 PM
He's dead, nobody has bothered to tell him.
 
2013-04-19 03:59:03 PM
Congrats to him but to be honest he does not look long for this world.
 
2013-04-19 04:07:34 PM

Pincy: Congrats to him but to be honest he does not look long for this world.


Came here to say this. My grandfather recently died at age 95, and on his last day he still looked far better than this guy.

I'm glad I won't get that old.
 
2013-04-19 04:08:17 PM

whistleridge: 116. Wow. He can remember when Germany had a kaiser, when the Ming still ruled China, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire still controlled the Balkans, and when the US only had 46 states. That just blows the mind.

Plus, he really DOES look like a turtle. But...when 116 I am, look so good I will not, hmm?


I doubt he remembers much of any of that at this point
 
2013-04-19 04:26:35 PM
Phil Gramm.
How quickly we forget.
 
2013-04-19 04:31:17 PM
www.hdwallpaperspot.com
                     SOON
 
2013-04-19 05:40:25 PM
He was born the year of the first Boston Marathon.
 
2013-04-19 06:12:02 PM
Screw you guys, I'm outta here.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-19 07:10:16 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Oh sure, but we lose John Ritter at 55.


He's more than twice as old as John Ritter was when he died, which is crazy.  At age 58 you've already had some aging that's leading to you being elderly - but that's this man's halfway point!  Imagine being elderly for half of your life instead of just the end.

The way this man lives now seems extremely unpleasant.  Kill me before I get to that point.
 
2013-04-19 08:17:23 PM
There may be a mindset that sets in with the extremely old, where they lost all real functionality to their bodies and cannot get around to do anything and they just say "fark it. I'm going to see how far I can take this farker."  Death could happen at any time to any of us, but when you pass 90, 100 etc, your chances have really increased to just blink and be gone.

Could be the guy decided to just ride it out.
 
2013-04-19 09:59:12 PM

Kuta: Only 10 people left alive who were born in the 1800s.


There can be only one!.......if we wait awhile.
 
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