Man allegedly 145 years old - new record? Watch
As stated here and a number of other news websites, a man living in Indonesia has been found with an apparently legitimate ID card dating his birth to 31 December 1870. Yes, 1870. The Indonesian records office has confirmed that the ID card is genuine, but it is yet to be verified by an independent source.
If this is true then it's a truly remarkable occurrence, although I have my reservations because, as the article I'll put below states, the Hayflick Limit essentially limits human life to approximately 120 years. In accord with this, the current record holder is (or, rather, was) an 122 year old women, quite a step below the 145 years claimed by this Indonesian man which makes me question its legitimacy.
here we can see that humans used to live much longer... up to nearly 1000 years.*
Sceptical, to say the least.