jake_lex: She has given up smoking in the past few weeks: TFA says because of her family's concern over "falling ash." I wonder if it's because she's on oxygen therapy, and she was lighting up cigs inches away from a stream of pure oxygen. I had a great aunt (well, not a *great* aunt, my grandmother's sister) who did that, and it was terrifying./csb
gingerjet: The real secrets: genetics and environment/tired of idiotic arbitrary 'reasons' why someone lives past 100
Thudfark: And to think she foolishly threw away at least another 85 years by smoking
steamingpile: The secret is genetics, if they would just test people who smoke and live a long life they could cure cancer.
MrHappyRotter: I feel sorry for Miss Clara, her friends and family couldn't even afford to get a bouquet with flowers. It's all leaves and cut stems.
TheVeryDeadIanMartin: I still like Mr Borgnine's secret to living a long life.
Oldiron_79: SuperNinjaToad: Mrs Cowell, a former tailoress, lit her first cigarette in 1931, and has puffed her way through two or three a day since - a total of almost 60,000.I'm no surgeon general but I would hazard a guess that smoking one or two a day would have less impact on health the the typical 'smoker' who lights up probably a lot more than that.As a matter a fact she is definitely the exception. I am quite sure just a very few number of smokers only lights up one or two a day but I could be wrong.well there is some evidence that in extremely small amounts(like less than 5 smokes a day) tobacco is actually increases your lifespan because nicotine is an anti inflamatory in reasonable doses which helps prevent hardening of the arteries(although at typical smokers levels it CAUSES hardening of the arteries) I guess it goes back to an old pharmacological saying, the difference in a medicine and a poison is in the dosage.
lyanna96: I'm waiting for the day when some 100+-year-old woman says her secret to living so long is "lots of anal sex" when she was young.Someone please explain why the #$*& guys always want to talk about anal sex?! What is the attraction? Just come out of the closet already and leave the ladies alone!/poopy penises//ew!
TinyFist: I'm really, really scared that the 96 in your screen name means you were born in 96,
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