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Searching For The Secret To Longevity

Despite several reports that Susannah Mushatt Jones' daily bacon breakfast is the secret to her long life, she credits living close to family for making it to her 116th birthday last July. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)
Despite several reports that Susannah Mushatt Jones' daily bacon breakfast is the secret to her long life, she credits living close to family for making it to her 116th birthday last July. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

There’s a woman living in Brooklyn, New York, named Susannah Mushatt Jones. Last June, the world’s spotlight turned to her when she celebrated her 116th birthday, making her the oldest person alive.

This had Kenny Malone from WNYC’s podcast “Only Human” wondering about something we always seem to ask people who live past 110: What’s your secret?

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