Mbah Gotho is a man that claimed to be 146 years old, and many authorities did not believed him. But, his birth date has been confirmed by the record office staff of Indonesia, and his ID showed that he was born on December 31, 1870 and that he will be 146 years old this year.
This man was born and brought up in Indonesia, and he lived during a lot of historical events, including the First and Second World Wars, Australia’s independence, the construction of the Statue of Liberty, as well as the births and deaths of many dictators like Hitler, Lenin and Mussolini.
Mr. Gotho is now as good as a century and a half old man, according to the documentation recognized by the Indonesian officials.
One of the most interesting facts is that he has outlived 10 of his siblings, four of his wives ( the last one died in 1988), as well as all of his children. Nowadays, this man lives with his grandchildren, great children and great great grandchildren. He has even bought his own gravestone back in 1992, and his family has also bought and prepared a grave site for him, which is near his children.
He says that all of his grandchildren are independent now, so all he wants is death.
He has been preparing to die since his 122, but death hasn’t come yet. Before him, the oldest confirmed person so far was an old French lady named Jeanne Calment, but she died when she was 122 years and 164 days old.
According to Gotho, the secret to long living is very simple (look the video below):