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By Associated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands ̵
1; Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old, but under Dutch law, he is still 69 years old old.
A Dutch court on Monday refused Ratelband's request to turn 20 in a case that caught the world's attention.
"Mr. Ratelband has the freedom to feel 20 years younger than his real age and act accordingly." The Arnhem Court said in a press release. "However, changing his date of birth would result in the loss of 20 years of records from births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships, which would have a number of undesirable legal and social consequences."