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Emile Ratelband

69-year-old man loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

A Dutch court slapped down an attempt by a self-described "young guru" just shy of his 70th birthday to slash his age by 20 years to enhance his prospects in life and love. In an unprecedented case, the Arnhem District Court told "positivity guru" Emile Ratelband it will not adhere to his request to shift his birthdate two decades later to March 11, 1969. "Mr Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly," the judges said. "But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years…