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Falling Off The Very Long Perch

Thursday 13th June / presented by James Hall

When Jiroemon Kimura was born, Queen Victoria was on the throne, Joondalup and Mandurah didn’t exist and the fastest route to England took a hundred days.

The world’s oldest man sadly passed away this week in Japan at the ripe old age of 116, but one of the most amazing things about his longevity is the fact that ninety four other people in Kimura’s town of Kyotanga have managed to crack the century mark.

Marnie Downer, who is usually our 'Body Movin' guru on Wednesdays, talked to us about this poor old sod and how he got to be so old.

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