Japanese Couple Deemed World’s Oldest By Guinness Book

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A Japanese pair with a combined age of 208 years are celebrating a Guinness record for oldest living couple and their 80th wedding anniversary.

Guinness World Records announced Miyako Sonoda, 100, and Masao Matsumoto, 108, have been awarded the record for oldest living married couple by collective age, after they were confirmed to have a compounded age of 208 years and 259 days on July 25.

The couple possess five daughters ranging in age from 66 to 77 and 13 grandchildren, and are expecting the birth of their 25th great-grandchild in front of the end of August.

Guinness stated the oldest-ever married couple by condensed age were Norwegians Karl Dolven and Gurdren Dolven, who had a coupled age of 210 years, 1 month and 34 days when Gudrun pass away in 2004.

Guinness World Records, known from its genesis in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in prior United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human accomplishments and the extremes of the natural world.

Just a few days ago, Guiness named Frank Faeek Hachem of Chichester, West Sussex, UK, the Guinness World Records title for the Shortest bus driver.

At 55 years old, Frank measures in 136.2 cm (4 ft 5.6 in). Originally from Iraq, he relocated to the UK over 20 years ago, and has been a professional bus operator for almost two years.

Hachem says he hopes to inspire other folks to “not give up” and assist others in achieving their goals after entering the record books.

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