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World's oldest living man's secret? Not having children, he says.


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So what's the supercentenarian's secret? Here's what he told the Times:

• Not having children.

• Not drinking alcohol.

• Quitting smoking.

• Playing multiple sports. “I was a gymnast,” he said. “Good runner, a good springer. Good javelin, and I was a good swimmer.”

• A diet "inspired by Eastern mystics who disdain food," the Times said. (According to Imich's caregivers, he eats matzo balls, gefilte fish, chicken noodle soup, Ritz crackers, scrambled eggs, chocolate and ice cream.)

• "Good genes," Imich said.

He didn't mention having a sense of purpose and a great sense of humor, but he clearly had both of those!

Yes! I wonder if he was joking about not having children.

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