retroworks writes "Last week, Dina Manfredini of Iowa passed away at the age of 115, two weeks after inheriting the title of "world's oldest person". Her predecessor is a man — Jiroemon Kimura of Japan. He was only 15 days behind Manfredini, but is the oldest male of our species on record, ever. He attributes his longevity, among other things, to "looking towards the sun" frequently." Link to Original Source
Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack Up"