Mexican man claims he is 121 years old

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    An elderly Mexican man who lives near the Texas border says he is 121 years old and has documents to prove it.

    Manuel Garcia spends his days feeding his roosters, chicks and hens. He lives with his daughter, who says he's in good health, except for his eyesight.

    They live in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, near El Paso.

    Manuel shows off an ID card and a birth certificate to prove his age. The birth certificate says he was born on December 24, 1896.

    For more than 60 years, he worked for a city in Veracruz State, east of Mexico City. That's where he was born and raised.

    Garcia has 15 grandchildren and five children from his marriage to Rosa Perez Medina, who has passed away.

    The oldest man officially recognized by Guinness World Records is a 112-year-old from Japan.

    The oldest documented person who ever lived was a French woman who died in 1997 at 122 years, 164 days old.

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