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The British man who became the world's oldest man at 111 says it was 'pure luck'

John Alfred Tinniswood, 111, who was born in 1912 in Liverpool, became the world's oldest man after Japan's Gisaburo Sonobe, 112, died in March.

Tinniswood, a great-grandfather, was born in Liverpool and now lives in a care home in Southport. He said he doesn't care about his newfound status as the oldest man in the world, adding that he eats what he is given and doesn't have a special diet."“If you drink too much or you eat too much or you walk too much, if you do too much of anything, you’re going to suffer eventually.”John concluded.

Tinniswood, the world's oldest surviving male veteran of the second world war, still performs most daily tasks independently and manages his own finances.

Tinniswood was born just 20 years after Liverpool FC was founded and has lived through all eight of his club's FA Cup wins and 17 of their 19 league title wins.


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