Europe's oldest man celebrates his 112th birthday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Draven, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Draven

    Draven Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    23,860
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Likes:
    +5
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080606/tuk-raf-flypast-for-112th-birthday-dba1618.html
    OK, now that's just DAMN cool. Happy birthday, Mr Allingham!
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  2. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    464
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    It's pretty awesome he's still alive and kicking, but I believe you have him a tad older than he really is in the thread title.
     
  3. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,887
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +37
    I was like 122!?!?!
     
  4. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Posts:
    26,861
    Trophy Points:
    352
    Location:
    Michigan
    Likes:
    +97
    Whoa... 122? I wonder... what's his secret for staying alive for this long? I'd sure as hell like to live to be THAT old.
     
  5. Draven

    Draven Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    23,860
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Likes:
    +5
    LOL ooops.
     
  6. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Posts:
    5,780
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +3
    I wonder what his secret of longevity is?

    More often than not, it involves daily rations of booze and cigars.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Posts:
    23,225
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +17
    you my boy blue!

    I just like saying that.
     
  8. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Posts:
    24,404
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +27
    112? Damn, that's OLD.
     
  9. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    13,306
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    Wow! Amazing! So it is titled "Europe's oldest man" which would lead me to believe that there is someone alive in the world that is older than 112?

    How awesome. I consider myself lucky to just have made it to 28. I can't imagine being able to make it that long.

    Major props, kudos, and a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Allingham!
     
  10. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Posts:
    11,565
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Likes:
    +22
    Now that's a birthday party!
     
  11. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Posts:
    11,052
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +21
    There was a bit about him on the news this morning, he said something like "It's down to drink, cigarrettes, and wild, loose women". He is the man!
     
  12. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Posts:
    5,135
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    112 is the new 87.
     
  13. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    23,510
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +137
    Alcohol is a preservative.

    Haha, but no, I figure it more has something to do with extending your life by enjoying yourself and having a good outlook.
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Posts:
    23,225
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +17
    he is immortal, no one can be his equal.
     
  15. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Posts:
    10,548
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +0
    Keith Richards.
     
  16. Draven

    Draven Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    23,860
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Likes:
    +5
    Keith Richards is 64; that's a mere 16 years over HALF Henry's age. I'll be amazed if he makes it anywhere near as old.
     
  17. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Posts:
    3,685
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Now thats a old man, props to him for living a long life.
     
  18. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Posts:
    7,786
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +1
    Here is a quote from him

    "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women—and a good sense of humour" are his secret.

    Here is his Wikipedia page

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Allingham

    :bday 
    and may you have many more. I just hope I am that spry at 112.

    Also there are only 11 known living WW 1 Vets left

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_veterans_of_World_War_I
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  19. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Posts:
    11,890
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +8
    :bday  Mr Allingham!
     
  20. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Posts:
    40,257
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Likes:
    +13
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    1896. Wow.
     

Share This Page