A Brazilian man who has African roots could be the oldest living particular person ever documented following receiving a birth cerficate proving rgar he turned 126 last week, it was reported on Tuesday. Jose Aguinelo dos Santos was born on July…
Jose Aguinelo dos Santos was suposedly born on July 7 1888, a few months after slavery was abolished in Brazil – the last country in the globe to outlaw the trade.
However, Jose, who has been never married or had offsrings, still is able to move without the need of a stick, eats 4 times a day and has no serious health problems – even despite the fact of smoking a packet of cigarettes a day for the final half a century.
Aguinelo dos Santos – identified simply as Ze – was apparently 26 when the Initially World War broke out, and currently a pensioner at 65 when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne.
If the birth certificate is true to live, he would have been 52 when Brazil football legend Pele was born – and 62 when Brazil final hosted the World Cup, in 1950.
“One particular of 5 young children, Jose was born in a slave compound in the town of Pedra Branca in the state of Ceara, northeast Brazil,” reports Daily News.
“He was amongst hundreds of slave households who continued to reside there, even soon after being granted their freedom. He later travelled south to the state of Sao Paulo, exactly where he spent most of his life operating on a coffee plantation in the town of Bauru,” the publication adds.
Jose is now a resident of an old people’s house. He likes singing, still possesses good sense of humor, hates taking a bath, and never ever misses his everyday plate of rice and beans.
He confessed to reporters that he doesn’t know the secret of living a extended life: “The truth is that you just retain obtaining older. You take every stage at a time. If I got to this age it is mainly because I’ve lived a lot, that’s all.”
Mariana Silva, psychologist at the Vila Vicentina house, admits that the 126-year-old has no health complications and is so lucid he nonetheless amuses other residents by cracking one-liners.
She said: “He’s one particular of our most with-it residents. He does not have high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood stress. The only medicine he requires are vitamins and a tablet to give him an appetite, which you can shed with old age.
“When he’s on his personal he likes to sing. None of us know the songs he sings. They’re from a time no-one else remembers,” she added. “He doesn’t like to take a bath every day and it’s in some cases not possible to get him to the shower. When he puts his foot down, that’s it. No-one particular can get him in there.”
Jose received his birth certificate final month just after living his entire life with no any documents.