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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    Britain's oldest man, 109: "I smoked till I was 70 and still enjoy a drink!"

    'I smoked until I was 70 and still enjoy a drink!' Health tips from 109-year-old who has just become Britain's oldest man (Daily Mail)
    And Mr Tarrant says the secret to a long life is to enjoy vices as well as much as virtues.

    'Stay active and stay interested,' he said.
    Hear, hear! More, with pictures, at the links

    Mr Tarrant replaces as oldest man in Britain the Rev Reg Dean:

    Britain's oldest man who lived through two world wars dies aged 110 (Daily Mail)
    When speaking to ITV Central in 2011, Mr Dean said there are three questions everyone should ask themselves.

    These were 'who am I, why am I here and where am I going?'

    He admitted that he didn't know the answers to any of them.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    On Battleship Hill
    I love hearing these stories which seem to defy all reason. My dad is 92, drinks a bottle of scotch/rum a day, plus beer. He still has an active social life and can walk briskly up a flight of stairs.

    WOW 109 years, I wonder if all the telegraphs from HMQ are different?
    England's dancing days are done...

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