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A man was born in 1881 and died in 1883, yet he was 90. How it is possible?

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    $\begingroup$ Voting to reopen - though the statement of the question is similar, the answer is completely different, so I don't believe it's a duplicate. $\endgroup$ – boboquack May 22 '18 at 8:59
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    $\begingroup$ I'd opine it should remain closed - it's a bit of a chestnut which uses arguments similar to the original question. Also, the question states a man (i.e. adult) so the unit of time used in the answer seems flawed. @boboquack $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 22 '18 at 9:11
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    $\begingroup$ I agree it's not an exact duplicate, but nothing here invalidates the other question's answers. If we reopened this, it would have to be closed as too broad, as clearly there are several possible answers. $\endgroup$ – ffao May 22 '18 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ @bobo Agreed: this is a completely different puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 22 '18 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ The right thing to do obviously is to roll back the erroneous edit, instead of wringing your collective hands to no good purpose. And then vote to reopen it, as it was not a duplicate. Both of which have now been done. I'm not sure this is a puzzle - and, at best, it's one of those "brain teasers" that are usually way too broad for their own good - so it might be close-worthy anyway ... but not as a duplicate. @MeaCulpaNay please be careful with edits, and if (as here) an edit turns out to be problematic, don't leave the broken edit in place. $\endgroup$ – Rubio May 23 '18 at 13:16
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I think it's that:

He was 90 weeks old when he died.

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    $\begingroup$ 90 weeks is almost 2 years, so this is likely right $\endgroup$ – SilverCookies May 22 '18 at 8:40
  • $\begingroup$ Am I correct then? $\endgroup$ – user49257 May 22 '18 at 8:45
  • $\begingroup$ I dont know, U have to wait for OP to accept your answer $\endgroup$ – SilverCookies May 22 '18 at 8:49
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    $\begingroup$ Erm, can a man really be the age in the answer? The phrase a man implies an adult. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 23 '18 at 13:08
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    $\begingroup$ xkcd.com/169 $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 24 '18 at 12:14
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The man:

Was born in a hospital room numbered 1881 and died in a one numbered 1883.

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  • $\begingroup$ Very creative :) $\endgroup$ – Me myself and I May 23 '18 at 19:53

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