On Monday in Indonesia, Mbah Ghoto, a man who claimed to have celebrated his 146th birthday last year, died.
Officially Goto’s age was not confirmed; To conduct a documented record of births and deaths, the Indonesian authorities began only in 1900, but there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of Goto’s documents. According to the papers and assurances of Goto, he was born in 1870. If so, the First World Goth met at the age of 43, and when the German troops crossed the Polish border in the 38th, he was almost seventy.
All his life Goto was engaged in vegetable gardens, fishermen and told stories about life first under the Dutch, and then under the Japanese colonial administration. He left five children, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two descendants in the fourth tribe. He smoked a lot. A few years before his death, he bought a place in the cemetery and a gravestone.
Goto explained his longevity by the fact that he always allowed his family and relatives to take care of him. He claimed that he was tired for a long time, and the only thing that only resignation with his own fate supported life in him.
Since it is not possible to verify the authenticity of Goto documents, the official record holder for longevity is still the Frenchwoman Zhanna Kalman, who died in 1997 at the age of 122, while the oldest living person on the planet remains 117-year-old Jamaica Violet Brown.