In modern times, this is one of the most unusual and unbelievable cases of the human longevity. Chinese resident Li Ching-Yuen is believed to have lived for over 190 years or for 256 years. Yes, it seems impossible but there are still some unofficial data which stated some of the unproven facts about Li Ching-Yuen.
Who is Li Ching-Yuen?
Li Ching-Yuen was a martial artist and Chinese herbalist claimed to be born in either 1677 or 1736 (his true date of birth was never known) according to some US newspaper. He was a resident of Kaihsien, in the Province of Szechwan.
A professor from the Minkuo University said that he had evidence which showed that Li was in fact born in 1677. According to the article which was published in 1933 in The New York Times, and was later reported by Snopes, the Imperial Chinese Government congratulated him on his 150th and 200th birthdays.
Li had learned the secret of living from a warlord named Wu Pei-fu. Li advised one of his classmates to “keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog.” Li reportedly married 24 times and had 200 children.
The Story Of Li Ching-Yuen: Hoax Or Reality?
No one will ever know how exactly old Li Ching-Yuen was at the time of his death. Also, experts are not sure about the authenticity of the documents which are in the support of the story. The question remains as it is- the story is Hoax or Reality?
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