Sodimejo, also called as 'Mbah Gotho' is assisted by his grandson Suryanto in Sragen, Central Java. Mbah Gotho was claimed to be the world's oldest man with documentation that stated that he was born in 1870. Photo: EPA

Family claims Indonesian man lived to 146. Here’s what science says

Scientists doubt that extreme natural longevity is feasible. But if lifespan is ruled by a genetic ‘clock’, that view could change

Sodimejo, also called as 'Mbah Gotho' is assisted by his grandson Suryanto in Sragen, Central Java. Mbah Gotho was claimed to be the world's oldest man with documentation that stated that he was born in 1870. Photo: EPA
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