Nanu Ram Jogi: The World's Oldest Father

David K. Israel

A few weeks ago, I posted about my grandfather (the hairclip inventor) and how he taught himself to sew at the age of 86 and, of course, 94-year-old Phyllis Turners, who recently got her masters degree. The post seemed to inspire a few of you: life is long, and we're never too old to try something new.

Or something old. Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi recently fathered his—are you ready for it?—21st child! And he's 90 years old, folks! Also noteworthy: Nanu thinks there might be even more children out there, conceived with women he never married. (As it stands, Nanu has been married four times.)

With an additional 20 grandchildren, Nanu is quite the papa. So what does he attribute his insane virility to? Simple: daily walks and plenty of meat. "I eat all kinds of meat - rabbits, lamb, chicken and wild animals," Nanu was quoted as saying.

I don't know about you parents out there, but with Jack, one is a handful right now for us. Twenty-one, well, that's just showing off. (And think of your Pampers costs!)