This is the story a lot of people choose not to believe, but most people do believe it that a man can live beyond 200 years.
Isn’t it amazing? That’s how long someone’s family tree or a nation’s existence might be! But Chinese man Li Ching-Yuen’s legend says he did live till he was 256 years old.
Li Ching-Yuen was born in 1677 and died in 1928. Li Ching-Yuen himself claimed to have been born in 1734, but birth records in Qi Jiang Xian, Szechun province state his birth year as 1677.
In fact, some say that since no proper records were kept in those (ancient) days, Li Ching-Yuen alias Li Ching-Yun might even have lived longer – as in his age might’ve been more than the on-record 256 years!.
The legend of Li Ching-Yuen says that the man was a physician and a herbalist and thus knew a lot of secrets for good health and longevity, but he was also someone who enjoyed sex.
Well, we assume that fact, since he had 23 wives! And sex is known to be one of the healthiest exercises.
According to reports, Li Ching-Yuen’s motto was “Keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog”. Watch this video to know more about the shocking story of the 256-year-old man!