1The man who lived to be 256 years and left everyone in awe:

When we imagine someone breaking the normal bounds of long life, the most that our mind can possibly imagine is living beyond a century. However, what is most surprising to discover is that an individual has actually disregarded this accepted assumption and gone further to leave the whole world in surprise.

Li Ching-Yuen, the man who lived to be 256 years old, has set a new record for longest life lived. Evidence was first reported by a New York Times articles in 1930, in which a professor of the Chengdu University, Wu Chung-chieh, came across old records of Imperial Chinese government in the year, 1827, in which they congratulated Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday; later during 1877, other documents had records of recognition for reaching the 200 years’ milestone. If this sounds astounding, there is yet more to come. Apparently, old men living in Li’s neighborhood professed that their grandfathers were acquaintances of this spectacular man while they were still in their boyhood, according to the statements of a New York Times correspondent, in 1928.