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Just a misunderstanding! 128 year old Thai man turns out to be forty years younger!

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It has been revealed that a Thai man whose family claimed he was 128 earlier in the week is in fact just 88. 

Just a misunderstanding! 128 year old Thai man turns out to be forty years younger! | News by Samui Times

Relatives had said that Aon Panchomphu was the oldest human in the world smashing all known records. Now due to the similarity of the shape of the Thai numerals for three and seven the truth has been revealed. Aon was said to have been born in 1891 that is 2434 in Thai years written ๒๔๓๔. In reality he was born in 1931 that is 2474 written ๒๔๗๔. Three in Thai is ๓ and seven in Thai is ๗. Many years ago when Aon moved the clerk misread the handwritten numerals on his birth certificate and typed them in wrong adding forty years to his age. Further evidence also came to light when it was revealed that a contemporary of Aon who served time with him in the military was also still alive.

Aon has now been issued with a new card by officials in the Chaiwan district of Udon Thani in Thailand’s north east. There were many laughs because five ladies had to hold down Aon’s finger for fingerprinting – it proved hard for the machine to read because his prints had worn away because of betel nut use. Non Somboon village deputy Warinthorn Silaparaya said it was all sorted now – and “Poo Aon” has been restored to his rightful age.

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Just a misunderstanding! 128 year old Thai man turns out to be forty years younger! | News by Samui Times
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