Monday, January 17, 2011

Cuban man celebrates his 111th birthday

Cuban man celebrates his 111th birthday with a cigar and a wad of cash...

Ignacio Cubilla Banos, a Cuban man celebrated his 111th birthday on Thursday by counting his monetary gifts and smoking a cigar. Ignacio Cubilla Banos enjoyed the festivities at his home in Havana surrounded by family. He has 11 children, 40 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Banos was a sugar factory worker in his younger days

Banos took some celebratory puffs on a Cuban cigar and showed off a wad of cash a son who lives in Miami had sent as a present before digging into a huge cake.

Born in 1900, Banos only missed seeing twelve days of the 1900s. Banos' age means he's already lived half a life longer than his average countryman.

Banos spoke with a son who lives in Miami as his daughters gathered around him.

 His son in Miami sent him money for his birthday gift.

According to the World Health Organization, the life expectancy for a male born in Cuba today is 76. But Mr Banos lags behind the world's oldest man, American Walter Breuning, by three-and-a-half years. Breuning is 114.