World’s Oldest Man Talks Keys to Longevity

Guinness World Records(NEW YORK) -- Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez of Grand Island, N.Y., has been bestowed the title of the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records at the ripe age of 112.

Sanchez-Blazquez was crowned Thursday after the record-keeping franchise scoured the globe, as well as countless census reports, immigration papers, marriage records and news reports, for the next title-bearer after the former record-holder, 116-year-old Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, died June 12, according to a news release.

The world's oldest man, whose hobbies include crossword puzzles, gin rummy matches and gardening, chalked up his success to Anacin tablets and one banana a day, the news release said.

Sanchez-Blazquez said he "does not feel he has accomplished anything special."

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