/ 08 April 2024

Time to chow down at the chippy

fish and chips

Fish and chips – the key to a long and healthy life? That’s according to the world’s oldest man John Alfred Tinniswood, who at 111yo has just been awarded the title by Guinness World Records after 114yo Venezuelan record-holder Juan Vicente Pérez died last week. The Englishman was born on 26 August 1912, just a few months after the Titanic sank. He says his weekly Friday night takeaway is part of his “everything in moderation” approach and says “looking forward to my next visit to the chippy has kept me young”. But he still has a way to go if he wants to become the world’s oldest person, a title held by Spanish woman Maria Branyas Morera at 117yo. Still, they’ve probably both got some good advice for Gen Z who need a crash course in old-school communications like using a telephone…

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