TOKYO — Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person, the oldest living man and the oldest man ever, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 116.
Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born April 19, 1897.
According to Guinness, Kimura was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old. Kimura became the oldest man ever on Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 115 years, 253 days, breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen, a Danish immigrant to the United States, whose life spanned from 1882-1998.
The title of oldest living person is now another Japanese, Misao Okawa, of Osaka. She is also the world’s oldest living woman.
“Senhor Testiculo” (aka “Mr. Testicle” or “Mr. Balls”), recently made a very public appearance at an event run by the Associação de Assistência às Pessoas in Viçosa, Brazil. The mascot, which is literally a huge pair of testicles, appears quite cheerful in the numerous pictures from the event. (Just goes to show, you don’t have to be testy to represent testicular cancer.)
Gawker’s Max Rivlin-Nadler writes that it’s hard to pinpoint what’s most bizarre about the testicular cancer mascot:
Sean Moore Says NJ Child Welfare Agency Overreacted To Facebook Photo Of Son Josh Holding Rifle (What Do You Think???)
The ruddy-cheeked, camouflage-clad boy in the photo smiles out from behind a pair of glasses, proudly holding a gun his father gave him as a present for his upcoming 11th birthday.
The weapon in the photo, posted by his dad on Facebook, resembles a military-style assault rifle but, his father says, is actually just a .22-caliber copy. And that, the family believes, is why child welfare case workers and police officers visited the home in Carneys Point last Friday and asked to see his guns.