Eating chicken brains is the key to a long life, 111-year-old man claims

Australia's oldest man claims that eating chicken brains has helped him live his long life.

Retired cattle rancher Dexter Kruger recently marked 124 days since he turned 111, meaning he has now surpassed the age of First World War veteran Jack Lockett when he died in 2002.

Now the pensioner has revealed his secret to a long life in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corp in the nursing home where he resides.

Speaking to the broadcaster, he said: "Chicken brains. You know, chickens have a head. And in there, there’s a brain. And they are delicious little things. There’s only one little bite."

However, the pensioner's 74-year-old son Greg credits his father’s simple outback lifestyle for his long life.

Mr Kruger is currently writing his autobiography and staff at the nursing home claim he has one of the sharpest minds in the residency.

Nursing home manager, Melanie Calvert said: “His memory is amazing for a 111-year-old."

The founder of The Australian Book of Records, John Taylor, confirmed that Kruger has had become the oldest-ever Australian man.

The oldest-ever Australian was a woman named Christina Cook, who died in 2002 aged 114 years and 148 days.

The oldest person in the world currently is a woman named Kane Tanaka, aged 117, from Japan.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, "Kane likes to keep her mind active, and on a normal day at the nursing home, she wakes up at 6 a.m. and in the afternoon often studies subjects such as maths.

"One of Kane's favourite pastimes is a game of Othello and she's become an expert at the classic board game, often beating the staff."

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