I have a new hero and his name is Tomoji Tanabe, currently the world’s oldest man at 112 (though, since he is a teetotaller, I’m not sure I want to hang with him). What’s fascinating, though not unexpected, is that according to this article Japan leads the world in centenarians with 30,000 expected by the end of this month.
Tanabe-san wants to live forever. Me too. As long there’s good sushi, I’m in. (I figure sex at 406 will have lost its interest, but who knows? What’s the half-life of Viagra?)