Monday, June 15, 2009

Guinness World Records Museum- World's Oldest Man

A figure of Shigechiyo Izumi sits at the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood as the representation of the world's oldest man to ever live. The Japanese man lived from 1865-1986, a total of 120 years and 237 days. To date, he is the oldest living man to be verified, and the second oldest person behind Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment. She lived to be 122 years and 164 days.

A closer shot of the figure. Next to him are pictures of historic events which happened during his lifespan. These include such things as the invention of the light bulb and telephone , to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

A close up of the figure. They did a great job making him look old.

Visit the Guinness World records website here.


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