Friday, July 30, 2010

Not Really Old

The Japanese are reputed to be the oldest people on Earth. It might be true that many of them grow really old, but it has proved not to be true for the man who has been called the oldest man in Tokyo.

Authorities in Tokyo were eager to congratulate this old man on his 111th birthday, but for a long time, this man's family has stopped officials to see him. When they finally were able to get to him, what they found was mummified skeletal remains of a man who may have been dead for thirty years.

The family must have known he has been dead, nevertheless, some of the money on his bank account had recently been withdrawn. The dead man had been paid a total of 9.5 million yen ($109,000: £70,000) in widower's pension since his wife died six years ago. Needless to say, the family is now suspected of fraud.

Perhaps you should not be surprised at anything humans might do, but this is rather discusting. Then they say dogs are filthy for taking care of bones of animals who died mere days ago.

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