100-year-old Matilda Curcia shared the secret to a long and happy life with NBC San Diego.
Now, don't get too excited because it's not just beer and chips that keep Curcia going. "I've experienced good health. I have no pain and do my exercises every day. And have my beer. Eat my potato chips. That's about all," she said. So, yeah. Unfortunately, we still need to do our exercises...
But Curcia wasn't the only one who celebrated a milestone birthday. She and her neighbor, Mickey, celebrated their 100th birthday together. When they were interviewed, NBC reported that there was an array of balloons surrounding the two women that had "100" on them. They celebrated their birthday at the Allied Gardens neighborhood.
NBC also reported that Mickey and Matilda have been friends for decades. "They both moved to the neighborhood around the same time and live only four doors away from each other," they stated.
Though, Curcia isn't the only one who has lived a long life and says the key is alcohol. Florence Bearse told WLBZ that she has a glass of wine every night. "I like my wine. Don't take it away from me," she told them. The channel showed a video of Bearse celebrating her birthday by having a glass of red wine and talking about why she enjoys living in Maine so much.
Additionally, 107-year-old Antonio Docampo García told La Voz de Galicia that he drank four bottles of red wine a day (two with lunch and two with dinner). Garcia passed away in 2016, but his son Miguel Docampo López told the paper that "He could drink a liter and a half all at once. When we were both at home we could get through 200 liters of wine a month. He never drank water."
In fact, we've covered a piece about this as well! Did you know that studies have shown you're likely to live past 90 if you drink alcohol? (It's true, go check it out!)
So, there you have it. Maybe they were on to something the whole time!
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