The internet is a wild place where you can witness all kinds of things becoming viral, especially on social media sites like TikTok. If you want to see something go viral, you only have to go online.
And just this past week, a video was uploaded to TikTok that quickly gained a lot of attention and has been the subject of numerous rumours and conjectures. Recently, a video that was uploaded to TikTok by a user with the handle @auyary13 and said to be of a man who is 163 years old went viral.
Despite the fact that films had been uploaded to the account as early as January 2022, the profile did not begin to attract attention until the following month, in February 2022.
Is the Alleged 163-year-old Man Mummifying Himself to Maintain His Youth?
In the films that are going around, an elderly man can be seen lying on a hospital bed in Thailand. The viewer can observe that the man’s body is malnourished and appears to be in a precarious condition.
As soon as files uploaded by this individual began to show up on other users’ “For You Pages,” people immediately began to form a variety of preconceived notions around him.
Some people have gone as far as to suggest that the alleged 163-year-old guy is a monk who engages in the practice of sokushinbutsu, also known as self-mummification.
It is a well-known Buddhist practice that allows one to take on the appearance of a mummy while one is, strictly speaking, still alive. In spite of the fact that there are rumours circulating that the alleged monk is participating in such activity, the rumours are not real.
The Mystery of the 163-year-old Man Is Finally Solved
It appears that the TikTok user who had been uploading movies and snippets about the claimed 163-year-old guy was his granddaughter, as she had put up a number of posts similar to this one.
The assertion that the man is 163 years old is untrue, despite the prevalence of rumours to that effect. The man who appears in the videos that have gone viral on TikTok is, in fact, a monk, but he is not 163 years old. In point of fact, he is a Thai guy who has lived for 109 years and is known as Luang Pho Yai.
And despite the fact that, based on his costume, he might be a monk from Thailand, rumours concerning both his age and the fact that he practises Sokushinbutsu are false.
Ayuary is the one who manages the TikTok account that consists of videos of Yai, and people have gone crazy over the man’s videos as they came up with age predictions and other such speculations.
Ayuary is the one who operates the TikTok account that consists of videos of Yai. Some individuals expressed how enthralled they were by the “163-year-old monk,” while others made fun of it.
The man spends much of his time in some of his most popular films either simply relaxing on a hospital bed or chatting with his granddaughter. Both of these activities can be observed. In addition, each of these films has millions of views.
One of the videos that gained the most attention was one that showed a grown man sitting on a bed while resting both of his hands on the head of a youngster. This particular video has amassed almost 74 million views so far and has received more than 10,000 comments from users.
However, there is one thing that can be said with absolute certainty: the man cannot be 163 years old. This is due to the fact that it is physiologically impossible for a human to live longer than 120–150 years. Therefore, you shouldn’t put too much stock in everything that you read or watch on the internet.
Kane Tanaka, who is 119 years old and lives in a nursing home in Japan, is the oldest living person on the planet as of the year 2022. She holds the record for being the world’s oldest person.