Friday, March 19, 2010

May you live to be 120!

Via Israel21c, David Pur, who lives in Israel, is to be declared the oldest man in the world:

Born in 1895 in what was then Persia and today is Iran, Pur became an adviser to the Shah, who admired his mastery of languages, including Persian, Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic and French. He later added Tagalog, while learning to care for Filipinos. He and his family came to Israel in 1948.

A commenter couldn't help but notice a strange math issue though.
Today, the man who smoked for nearly 110 years and has a glass of brandy and some nuts for breakfast seems to know instinctively what recent Israeli research has proved - that increasing vegetables and cutting out trans fats and processed foods can reverse hardening of the arteries. "I avoid meat and fried foods, and eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible," he says. (emph. mine)
He is now 115. Did he really start smoking not long after he turned five?

1 comment:

Judah Gabriel Himango said...

Hahaha! Well, a smoker at 5 years old seems far fetched.