13 Of The Oldest People Guess How They Lived So Long

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13 Of The Oldest People Guess How They Lived So Long

If there’s one thing we learned while researching some of the oldest people to have ever lived, it’s that there’s really no rhyme or reason. Genetics? Some people had relatives who lived a long time, but others had a lot of families that died tragically young. Diet? Definitely no similarities there. Healthy habits? Sometimes, but some were life-long smokers. Two people cite hard work…but that can’t be right. It all seems like luck, but try to see discover their secrets for yourself.

Yisrael Kristal 113 YEARS CRACKED.COM Kristal lost his parents during WWI and his wife and children were murdered at Auschwitz. When the Holocaust survivor was rescued from the camp, he weighed only 81 pounds. Kristal said of his old age, There have been smarter, stronger and better-looking men than me who are no longer alive.

Source: BBC

Walter Breuning 114 YEARS CRACKED.COM Breuning was able to recall his grandfather's stories of the U.S. Civil War and was passionate about ending wars in Afganistan and Iraq when he died in 2011. Не said his long life was due to eating only two meals a day.

Source: BBC

Emma Morano 117 YEARS CRACKED.COM Morano rarely ate fruits or vegetables but had up to three eggs per day. She ate two raw eggs in the morning, an omelet for lunch, and chicken for dinner. She credited her longevity to deciding to kick out her abusive husband.

Source: BBC

Nabi Tajima 117 YEARS CRACKED.COM Tajima claimed her long life was due to eating delicious food and sleeping well. She had more than 140 descendants when she passed.

Source: Slate

Sarah Knauss 119 YEARS CRACKED.COM Her family attributed to her longevity her demeanor, saying she was a calm person who was not surprised by events. When she was told she was the oldest living person, she replied, So what?

Source: BBC

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