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'World's Oldest' Man Dies at 130 Years
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014

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 world’s 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.

Rahmani’s 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.”


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1 posted on 01/13/2014 4:07:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Doctors, quoted by local newspapers, said Rahmani fell ill two years ago and was admitted to hospital for the first time in his life.

It sounds like he did fine until he began seeing doctors. ;-)

2 posted on 01/13/2014 4:10:13 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow. Amazing to think that he was too old to serve in WWI, and was in his 50s and 60s during WWII.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 4:12:01 PM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: nickcarraway

Looks more like mid to late 70’s.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 4:12:19 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: nickcarraway

What was the cause of death?


5 posted on 01/13/2014 4:12:59 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Tau Food

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.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 4:14:05 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: umgud

It was because he’s now on an ACA health plan.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 4:14:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

Can I see his birf certificate?


8 posted on 01/13/2014 4:14:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

An exceptional run. RIP.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 4:14:24 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Tau Food

He doesn’t look a day over 100.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 4:15:57 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway

How do you say BS in Arabic?


11 posted on 01/13/2014 4:16:03 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: umgud
What was the cause of death?

Lack of breath.

12 posted on 01/13/2014 4:16:10 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: nickcarraway

I love dairy products so happy to hear he loved on milk! RIP, uncle.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 4:16:32 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: nickcarraway

That man doesn’t look even close to 130 years old. Assuming this is legit I would like to know how he did it


14 posted on 01/13/2014 4:16:56 PM PST by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
uncle Mubarak

I used to love his show.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 4:17:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

Three wives! Surprised he lived to 130.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 4:17:20 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: rarestia

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.”


17 posted on 01/13/2014 4:17:25 PM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: Tau Food

Did he sign up for Obamacare?

100 grandchildren? That’s a lot of birthday cake.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 4:18:15 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: plain talk
That man doesn’t look even close to 130 years old.

That's his 70th birthday pic, LOL

19 posted on 01/13/2014 4:19:05 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: a fool in paradise

We’ll make up one an put it “on the internet”.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 4:19:15 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

RIP.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 4:19:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway

He looks like he’s been dead for a couple of years in that picture.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 4:20:12 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: diverteach

That’s 40 years of life per wife. Rush Limbaugh should live to be 160.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 4:20:14 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: diverteach

Obviously I’m a public school graduate. 3 wives = 43.3...years.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 4:21:41 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: umgud

Medical care.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 4:23:13 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: House Atreides
How do you say BS in Arabic?

That's easy.
BS in Arabic.

26 posted on 01/13/2014 4:24:29 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: nickcarraway
... had spent most of his life as a shepherd to support three wives

Three wives? No wonder he died.

27 posted on 01/13/2014 4:24:49 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: nickcarraway
Mubarak of Algeria claimed to have witnessed the two World Wars...

Actually 3. They forgot the current world war against terror and liberals.

28 posted on 01/13/2014 4:26:26 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: umgud
What was the cause of death?

I was wondering if he got a visit from obama.

29 posted on 01/13/2014 4:26:55 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: PeterPrinciple
"normal lifespan"
30 posted on 01/13/2014 4:26:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Tau Food
It sounds like he did fine until he began seeing doctors. ;-)

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.

31 posted on 01/13/2014 4:28:02 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: a fool in paradise

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!


32 posted on 01/13/2014 4:28:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: PeterPrinciple

He cheated the system!


33 posted on 01/13/2014 4:29:05 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: House Atreides

No shit. Once Arabs get to be over 112 yrs their memories
really begin to fade or they just start lying because they
crave attention.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 4:29:12 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: House Atreides

Obama


35 posted on 01/13/2014 4:29:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: diverteach
Three wives! Surprised he lived to 130.

Q: Why do most men die before their wives?
A: They want to!

36 posted on 01/13/2014 4:29:32 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: House Atreides

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_verified_oldest_men


37 posted on 01/13/2014 4:30:41 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: umgud
What was the cause of death?

Heart attack upon receipt of his hospital bill.

38 posted on 01/13/2014 4:34:43 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: nickcarraway

He looks a bit used.. But I guess three wives can do that.. jus sayn.. :)


39 posted on 01/13/2014 4:36:10 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: nascarnation

thanks. I was wondering what was going on :-)


40 posted on 01/13/2014 4:41:19 PM PST by plain talk
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To: House Atreides
How do you say BS in Arabic?

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.

41 posted on 01/13/2014 4:46:31 PM PST by Drew68
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To: nickcarraway; SortaBichy
One of his earlier brides....

(....too bad the old hag finally croaked - she added some hoots to the threads around here.)

42 posted on 01/13/2014 4:49:39 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: jjsheridan5
Actually, if he really was born in 1884, he would have been 30 years old when WWI broke out, so he would not have been too old to serve. My grandfather who was born in 1884 had to register for the draft (I have his draft card) but wasn't called in.

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.

43 posted on 01/13/2014 4:51:05 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Drew68

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........


44 posted on 01/13/2014 4:52:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: umgud

Being in the hospital.


45 posted on 01/13/2014 4:54:28 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: nickcarraway

” Rahmani fell ill two years ago and was admitted to hospital for the first time in his life.”

That was his first mistake.


46 posted on 01/13/2014 4:59:16 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway
The verified oldest man ever was a guy who lived to the age of 116.

Sorry Old Algerian Guy.

47 posted on 01/13/2014 5:11:32 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: nickcarraway

Not buying it. Nope.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 5:12:16 PM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: nickcarraway

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!
(montag’s wife)


49 posted on 01/13/2014 5:26:24 PM PST by montag813
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To: nickcarraway

lol

that man is not even close to 100 much less 130!

anyone who believes he was 130 is an idiot


50 posted on 01/13/2014 5:31:14 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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