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Oddities News Archive - September 19, 2008

By The Associated Press RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.

The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, received gifts, flowers and $1,000 cash from the mayor of his hometown of Miyakonojo, on Kyushu island.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.