Skip to comments.'World's Oldest' Man Dies at 130 Years
Posted on 01/13/2014 4:07:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
Mubarak of Algeria claimed to have witnessed the two World Wars, and has 100 grandchildren
An Algerian man believed to be the worlds oldest person died at the age of 130 years in hospital in the North African Arab country after he was admitted two years ago for the first time in his life, newspapers reported on Monday.
Mubarak Rahmani was born in 1884 in a desert village near the border with Libya and he had spent most of his life as a shepherd to support three wives.
Doctors, quoted by local newspapers, said Rahmani fell ill two years ago and was admitted to hospital for the first time in his life.
He was bed ridden in hospital for nearly two years. He died on Saturday, a doctor said, quoted by Algerian newspapers.
Rahmanis favourite food included fresh milk and other dairy products, wheat flour, date, red and green tea. He was known in his town as uncle Mubarak.
It sounds like he did fine until he began seeing doctors. ;-)
Wow. Amazing to think that he was too old to serve in WWI, and was in his 50s and 60s during WWII.
Looks more like mid to late 70’s.
What was the cause of death?
It’s my understanding that the best-cases maximum for the physiological state of the human body is 120 years. That’s assuming full functionality and no abnormalities.
Either science got it wrong or this guy was some sort of one-in-a-quadrillion abnormality. Or I’m mistaken. Or the record keepers were mistaken. Who knows. God speed to Uncle Mubarak.
It was because he’s now on an ACA health plan.
Can I see his birf certificate?
An exceptional run. RIP.
He doesn’t look a day over 100.
How do you say BS in Arabic?
Lack of breath.
I love dairy products so happy to hear he loved on milk! RIP, uncle.
That man doesn’t look even close to 130 years old. Assuming this is legit I would like to know how he did it
I used to love his show.
Three wives! Surprised he lived to 130.
Gen_6:3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.”
That's his 70th birthday pic, LOL
He looks like he’s been dead for a couple of years in that picture.
That’s 40 years of life per wife. Rush Limbaugh should live to be 160.
Obviously I’m a public school graduate. 3 wives = 43.3...years.
BS in Arabic.
Three wives? No wonder he died.
Actually 3. They forgot the current world war against terror and liberals.
I was wondering if he got a visit from obama.
You jest, but in all seriousness, I think you have a point there.
Obviously taking care of yourself with a sensible diet and reasonable amount of exercise is half the battle (gluttons and couch potatoes tend not to get old) but staying away from the doctor can actually help keep you healthy.
Think about it. Doctors are always looking to prescribe you something. Pills for your blood pressure. Pills for your gall bladder. Pills for your metabolism. Pills for your sex life! So many pills!
Some people take so many pills each day that they have to carry around color-coded trays and set alarms on their cell phones to be reminded when to take them.
I just can't see how all those pills can be good for the human body over the long term.
BTW, I'm talking about vitamin pills and over-the-counter stuff like Tylenol and cold pills as well.
It shows you once again what a risky business it is being the oldest man in the world! I wouldn’t do it if they paid me!
He cheated the system!
No shit. Once Arabs get to be over 112 yrs their memories
really begin to fade or they just start lying because they
Q: Why do most men die before their wives?
A: They want to!
You are almost certainly correct. This guy’s claim does not show up on Guinness Book of World Records website or any other credible source. According to Wikipedia the oldest verifiable man lived to only 116 years and 54 days.
Heart attack upon receipt of his hospital bill.
He looks a bit used.. But I guess three wives can do that.. jus sayn.. :)
thanks. I was wondering what was going on :-)
I'm not buying it either. I'm guessing he has no birth certificate and they got 130 years old because that's how old he said he was when they asked him.
(....too bad the old hag finally croaked - she added some hoots to the threads around here.)
I doubt this man was really born in 1884--most claims like this seem to come from places where record keeping was inadequate or non-existent. It's not likely he was born in a hospital.
Once you’ve reached a hundred, who cares about how many after that? Since the guy wasn’t pining for a trophy or cash buyout, I’m gonna believe him........
Being in the hospital.
” Rahmani fell ill two years ago and was admitted to hospital for the first time in his life.”
That was his first mistake.
Sorry Old Algerian Guy.
Not buying it. Nope.
Who cares if he was 100, 120, 130 or even 90? Either way he is OLD.
Pay attention people, he said he drank “fresh milk”, aka non-pasteurized and “other dairy products”. That Indian guy who was 90+ and whose wife just had a baby also said he drank fresh milk and dairy products, aka NON-pasteurized.
Obviously these guys know something that the rest of the world is missing.
Maybe its all in the milk!
that man is not even close to 100 much less 130!
anyone who believes he was 130 is an idiot