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World’s Oldest Human Alive Lives in Peru, Ages 124 Years


Marcelino Abad, a remarkable man hailing from the serene landscapes of Peru, has captured the world’s attention as he celebrates his 124th birthday. Born in the year 1900, Abad claims the title of the oldest living person on our planet. Peruvian authorities have wholeheartedly endorsed his claim, emphasizing that his longevity is deeply intertwined with the tranquility of his surroundings.

A Life Rooted in Andean Tranquility

Marcelino Abad Tolentino, affectionately known as “Mashico,” has spent his entire life in the Huanuco region of Peru. His lifestyle reflects the harmony of the flora, fauna, and crisp mountain air. The Peruvian government attributes his remarkable health and friendly demeanor to this environment.

Abad’s daily routine is a testament to his vitality. He follows a diet rich in fruits and lamb meat, a combination that has sustained him for over a century. Additionally, he practices the traditional habit of chewing coca leaves, a staple in Andean communities. This unique blend of nutrition and cultural practices has undoubtedly contributed to his longevity.

A Quiet Life Lived Off the Radar in Peru

For much of his life, Marcelino Abad lived quietly, away from the spotlight. However, in 2019, Peruvian officials identified him, granting him a government ID and pension. This newfound recognition and support have allowed Abad to thrive in his later years.

As he celebrated his 124th birthday on April 5th, Abad found himself surrounded by well-wishers in a senior home. The festivities included a special birthday cake adorned with his likeness, honoring this remarkable milestone.

Pursuing the Guinness World Records

Marcelino Abad’s secrets to vitality extend beyond his diet. He attributes his longevity to the tranquility of his surroundings, the nourishing Andean air, and the warmth of his community. Peruvian authorities are now assisting Abad in applying for the Guinness World Records for independent verification.

A spokesperson for the Guinness World Records acknowledged the flood of applications from individuals claiming to be the oldest living person. Abad’s case, however, stands out due to the endorsement of Peruvian officials and his remarkable age.

As the world celebrates Marcelino Abad’s extraordinary journey, we marvel at the wisdom and resilience he embodies. His life serves as a testament to the power of simplicity, community, and the beauty of Peru’s highlands.

Marcelino Abad’s legacy reminds us that age is not merely a number—it’s a story etched in time. His tranquil existence in the heart of the Andes continues to inspire generations, proving that sometimes, the most extraordinary lives unfold in the quietest corners of our world.

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