Currently, the oldest woman on earth is Emma Morano, a cookie-eating, brandy-swilling Italian woman born in 1899. She just celebrated her 117th birthday. The secret to living through three centuries? According to Morano, old age is contingent upon two factors: staying single and eating eggs. A recent Independent article profiled Morano wherein she divulged her secrets. What other comestible items might be essential? Well according to Morano, “I eat two eggs a day, and that’s it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth.“ So if you are chomping down on a chocolate-chunk cookie as your workplace snack right now, feel vindicated.
When Morano was 20 years old, she got into the habit of eating two eggs Rocky style (read: raw) and one cooked. She also refuses to eat meat as she believes it poses the risk of cancer.
Due to the special occassion of her birthday, the local theater will perform music surveying the three centuries she witnessed. A dramatisation will accompany the music, titled “The Woman Who Saw Three Centuries”.
So, if you haven’t been on a date in awhile, and you really like eggs, you too might have the chance to live until the ripe old age of 117. For people in already in their twenties, that means surviving to see the ball drop in year 2100.