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World's Oldest Man Shares His Secret To Longevity On His 113th Birthday

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Jamie Oliver / Gerontology Wiki

The world's oldest man has celebrated his 113th birthday by sharing his secret to living a long life.

Francisco Nunez Olivera was born on December 13, 1904 in the village of Bienvenida in Badajoz, western Spain, where he has lived all his life.

He began his milestone day with his traditional piece of sponge cake and a glass of milk before opening birthday letters from across the world.

Affectionately known as Marchena to his family and friends, Olivera is in good health and is taken care of by his 82-year-old daughter Maria Antonia, the Metro reports.

She said her father is in "good health" and doesn't suffer from any aches, pains or illnesses that often plague seniors.  

"Some days he talks all day and others he sleeps all day," she said.

In total, Olivera has four children, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He has two sisters aged 97 and 93, and became the world’s oldest man following the death of Polish-born Israeli Yisrael Kristal this past August.

When discussing his longevity, he said there's only two things that have kept alive for all these years.

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