World’s oldest man honored with new title

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FRASQUIA, BOLIVIA (FOX NEWS) – Civic leaders are honoring the worlds oldest man.

Farmer Carmelo Flores receiving the title of “Living Heritage Of Humanity” by Governor La Paz Cesar Cocarico at a ceremony on Wednesday.   Though the country only started issuing birth certificates in 1940, Flores claims his baptism certificate lists his birthday as July 17th, 1890, which would make him one 123 years old.

He attributes his longevity to quinoa grains, riverside mushrooms and around the clock chewing of coca leaves. Flores says his “whole body hurts now,” but still manages to take daily walks in shoes made out of recycled tires.