You might think the secret to a long life is a healthy diet where you avoid smoking. However, there’s someone who would contradict that and has a really good cause to do so. Supposedly the world’s oldest man, Fredie Blom from South Africa has been smoking every day for many decades. Now, as he turned 114, thought maybe it was time for him to kick this habit.
The oldest man in the world is still smoking every day
Fredie Blom is the oldest man in South Africa and might very well be the oldest in the world. While people would expect him to be confined to a bed, he can actually take walks and behave like a much younger person. His health is almost impeccable, even if he is still smoking at the age of 114.
When asked about his habits, he said he cannot refrain from smoking. Every day for many years, he had been smoking two or three cigarettes rolled in newspaper sheets, or ‘pills’. Whenever he tried to give up the habit, he felt the urge to light another one of those pills. However, now he thinks it might be time to finally do it.
Blom offered no secret to his longevity
Even if he might qualify for it, Blom doesn’t own the award of world’s oldest man. To acquire the title, Guinness World Records requires a lot of paperwork, as well as examinations performed by experts both on the paper and on the person. Blom has, indeed, a government paper showing he was born on May 8th, 1904. Guinness said he could apply for the title, but they need to evaluate all the evidence he is 114 years old.
When asked about his longevity, world’s oldest man offered no clear explanation or tips. He said this was the will of the Lord, as there was nothing he did in particular to survive for so long. His wife said he has only been in hospital once, because he had some trouble with his knees. Even so, the fact that he has been smoking for so long is truly impressive.
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