The story of the 256 old year man

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In our today world it is impossible for one to believe that a man can live up to the age of 150 years let alone 256 years. According to Time magazine and the New York Times that were published in the year 1933, there died a man whose age was 256 years. I am not sure if he was lucky to have lived up to this age or not.rnrnHe went by the name of Li Ching-Yun. In his lifetime he was able to bury 23 wives. He was able to get 180 descendants by the time of his death. If he were in Africa he would have been the role model of many men as the worth of a man was measured by the number of wives and children one had.rnLi Ching-Yun claimed that the secret to his long life was sitting like a tortoise, sleeping like a dog, walking sprightly like a pigeon and keeping a quiet heart. He shared this information with a warlord that wanted to know what to do to live that long. Li insisted that peace of mind and calmness were the main contributors to his long life. For those that wonder what the man ate, you will be surprised to learn that he mainly consumed rice and wine.rnrnNot much is known about the early life of Li Chung. The information that is known would be that he was born in the same town where he died. This would be in the province of Szechwan in China. He was literate by the age of ten and often traveled to Shansi, Tibet, Kansu and Manchuria to get herbs.rnrnHe continued selling herbs for almost 100 years. He sold his own herbs and also other peoples herbs. Time magazine also indicates that his fingernails were six inches long.rnrnMany people by the age of 80 are usually shriveled and cannot do a lot of things for themselves. Surprisingly Li was very youthful and could do a lot for himself. This lead to many people doubting if he was that old.rnLi admitted that he was born in the year 1736 and us this would make him only 197 years contrary to the supposed 256 years. It is a professor at the Minuko University that proved that Li was born in the year 1677. He was able to proof this by producing records that show that the Chinese government honored him on his 200th birthday.rnrnThis leads to the huge question if Li had forgotten his own age or was he even the legit Li. Looking at it from a medical perspective, it seems impossible for one to be able to live for that long. The age of Li has surpassed the official record by more than 130 years. It is claimed that he looked like a sixty year old.rnrnThe only reasonable conclusion would be that he either had a superhuman body or all this stories are mere exaggerations. Problem is we may never know the complete truthrn
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52 Comments

  1. It is really unbelievable.If the article is really true then I believe that man is born with some super natural powers otherwise He may belongs to some other planet.

  2. Wow:O Thtas Just a Shoker I Mean Usually When A Person lives Up To be 80
    People Are Already Getting Shocked That They lived Up To Be That old But im Sure That Most Of The Reason Why he Lived A Long Life Was Because He was Healthyy!((:

  3. It’s only because he ate no food that was preserved. Just rice. Rice rots, unlike almost everything here where no one knows the shelf life of a McDonald’s cheese burger. Have a professor from Middle school that has had a twinky on her desk for over twenty years now. It’s still moist and fresh. That is if this questionable story is in fact true.

  4. In the Bible, you find many characters lived more than a few hundred years old. We were never created to die in the first place; until sin came in. Death is an enemy.
    Also, the belief system in men is that it is unbelievable for one to live far more than a century old and beyond. Whatever we strongly believe, to quite a degree we see it manifest and becomes our reality.

  5. I thought that he practices some natural methods to kept his life for long years.He may be ate natural food like non cooked food and vegetables.Tension reduces men’s life.He may be lived in the world without tension mind.He may not be ate oiled foods and junk foods.
    He may be used some powerful herbals to kept his life for long years.
    because actually some herbs has more powerful and these secret only
    known by some of us.

  6. Can I make a little correction?
    In the 7th paragraph, the 3rd line in that paragraph, the work “proof” is suppose to be prove.
    :)

  7. I had a hard time reading this due to all the grammatical errors. I was eager to read about it in the beginning but then the writing fell short for me and all I could focus on was how much better this could have been written.

  8. Was wondering, if his own herbs helped him extend his life.. Indian yogis are known to have had herbs that helped you to do the nearly impossible.
    Just a thought.
    Cheerz!
    Durga Nandan

  9. in all honestly wine is healthier than beer so there is one thing to help. and with his beliefs of keeping a calm heart and “sprightly” walking is his excerise and possibly yoga do to the sitting like a turtle…etc. idk i think its possible

  10. this is an amazing story, i believe with his eating habits and his way of living, he undoubtably lived over a hundred, over 2 hundred sounds two good to be true, but strange things happen everyday, he’s truely a badass

  11. Out of a medical perspective – a mutation within a person’s chromosomes can really do many changes to people. Most such “mutants” die upon birth. But it’s not impossible that one out of a billion is born with such genetic mutations that allow his body to remain functional for longer period of time than it’s “normal”. It’s very, very improbable but not impossible. It’s not an “Incredible Hulk” scenario. 100 years + or – can easily be affected by genetic mutations with modern medicine if only we can get the proper funds from either private backers or governments. Unfortunatelly most seem to feel that we are “playing God”.

  12. Dr. Obmens wrote:
    Out of a medical perspective – a mutation within a person’s chromosomes can really do many changes to people. Most such “mutants” die upon birth. But it’s not impossible that one out of a billion is born with such genetic mutations that allow his body to remain functional for longer period of time than it’s “normal”. It’s very, very improbable but not impossible. It’s not an “Incredible Hulk” scenario. 100 years + or – can easily be affected by genetic mutations with modern medicine if only we can get the proper funds from either private backers or governments. Unfortunatelly most seem to feel that we are “playing God”.

    Yes lets put playing God in quotes…that makes it less true. People have never made or done something that went completely wrong. I have a dollar coming your way Dr. Obmens.I’ve got faith in “you”.

  13. Yes lets put playing God in quotes…that makes it less true. People have never made or done something that went completely wrong. I have a dollar coming your way Dr. Obmens.I’ve got faith in “you”.

    I have no idea how to respond. I can only assume that you agree. Because it’s good for my ego and because I didn’t really understand sentence nr 2.
    And either way, there’s no point in making assumptions either way. Once our research is done we will know for sure, one way or another. Which doesn’t sound completely fair because as far as I can tell no one will give up on trying to live forever because they “couldn’t make it work”. I like quotes. =P

    • Hi Dr. Obmens My Direct Grandfather Was 303 Years Old When He Passed ! I Now Believe I Will Live Way Past The Age Of 150 Years Old !!!! John F. Kerney

  14. Hello! What are these people talking……i mean how is it possible a 256 year old man…….it can’t just be possible……if I’m right these are exaggerations….I agree you need to check the whole fact for lots of grammatical errors…..page is full of them……you know when I was reading I started hiccuping….NOT POSSIBLE!!!!!???????he himself claims he is 197 years old and you make it 256 you raised it by 99 years……he has to be an alien to live that long…..!!!???

  15. I don’t think so it is true means nobody can live till 256 years and above that the person is saying that reason behind his long life is peace of mind means if this is true then person having 23 Wives in his life can never be peaceful minded. I have a really serious doubts about his life and age.
    p.s. plz ignore my grammatical mistakes

  16. They did some studies on rats and found if they gave them like 60% of thier calorie “needs” they would live 30%+ longer.. if his genes would have let him live to 200 (a possibility) the low calorie diet could account for the 56 years easily.

  17. Genetics have been proved medically to change up tp 40% in a lifetime – so mutation is actually a fact of life . But be warned ; you can also mutate the other way too negatively ! Cold weather freezes meat , you too . Eating less calories adds years onto your life , just make sure its the right calories ( blood type ,) then less calories = more than enough ! Atoms spin ; the solar system and stars move , imitate this ; the reason why the Universe still exists ! The brain is a muscle , so keep on studying or atrophy of thoughts occur and the brains health diminishes !!Is it possible to live to 260 years ; of course it is – studies in bio-geometrical shapes in the body prove this and more !

  18. I THINK IT CAN BE POSSIBLE AT THAT TIME ONLY. NOW A DAYS, THIS CAN’T BE POSSIBLE EVEN TO IMAGINE THIS. . . EVERYONE IS SUFFERING WITH LOTS OF DISEASES. . . LIKE ME]\

  19. I think this is very true.He lived in a time of no cars,no fast food,or greed.He lived his live with out being stressed out.You are is what you eat.The herbs have so many great things and many things we don’t even know about.He knew what he was doing and he did it.There are others who lived long lives back in those days,but today with all the crap going around and poisons in our food,air,water ect sooner or later our live span will go down farther than it is right now.

  20. Tara young wrote:
    In the bible it says god will let no man surpass the age of 120 years.

    Nowhere does the bible say God limited the age of man! in fact it says the opposite. Methuselah was over 800 years old Adam was 940 moses was 150! Ever hear of John the revelator ? He is still alive today and will continue to be until Christ’s return! I think you need to read the bible again Tracy !

    • If it says these things, then don’t read it at all. Why read junk literature….the bible, national inquirer of the dark ages.

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