111-Year-Old Man Proves Whiskey Is the Key to a Long Life

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If you’ve made it to 111 years old, you may as well enjoy your favorite things every day. At least that’s what Richard Overton, the oldest man in the U.S., does.

Overton, born in 1906, spends most of his days sitting on his front porch in Austin, Texas, drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. He still lives in his home and he still drives. Overton is also the oldest living WWII veteran, having served from 1940 to 1945.

“I smoke at least 12 cigars a day on my front porch,” Overton told People. “And most of my whiskey is from Tennessee.”

Overton isn’t the first centenarian to prove booze helps you live longer. These living legends are also still imbibing every day.

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