Just recently, Theresa Rowley, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrated her 104th birthday. The longterm resident of the Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community celebrated in style with a cake and with other members of her retirement community present. Reaching the age of 104 is a milestone for Rowley indeed. What’s her secret to living a long life, you ask? Well, she swears by a can of Diet Coke every day.
While Rowley’s drink of choice may raise some eyebrows and alarm the health-obsessed, the elderly woman believes the diet soda has contributed to her longevity. Rowley didn’t start drinking Diet Coke every day until her latter years, as the drink was not introduced to the market until 1982. She was 68 years old then.
Rowley reportedly drinks at least one Diet coke a day.
She told WZZM:
“I drink it because I like it. I’m going shopping Wednesday, and I need more Diet Coke. I have a bag full of empty Diet Coke cans that I need to return to buy more Diet Coke.”
Diet Coke is not known for having health-boosting properties.
Researches suggest that diet sodas may be associated with different health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
It is also believed to be linked to weight gain and obesity. Despite the soda’s bad reputation, however, Rowley loves them and she’s been having them every day for years.
According to reports, Rowley herself can’t believe the age she has reached.
She was reportedly “surprised” by her age. She was quoted by WZZM as saying:
“When I was 100, I thought I’d never be 104. I thought I’d pass away by that time, but it just didn’t happen. Then I turn 101, and nothing happens. Here I am 104, and still nothing happens.”
What do you think of Rowley’s claim to longevity? Are you a fan of the Diet Coke, too? Tell us your secrets to a long and healthy life in the comments section!
School Puts Teen Girl In Isolation After She Shaved Her Head For Charity
Niamh Baldwin, 14, shaved her head for charity. She ended up getting ‘punished’ for it.
People who take time to do things for charity are modern-day heroes in our book. Let’s face it, it’s really easy to be self-centered these days and those unselfish enough to share their time, talents, finances, and other resources for the benefit of the needy are definitely worth-emulating. We wish their kind multiplies!
Unfortunately, one teenage girl found out for herself that her school doesn’t necessarily approve of her performing a charitable act – and they’ve even put her in isolation because of it.
Niamh Baldwin, 14, shaved her head for charity. She ended up getting 'punished' for it.
A student of Mounts Bay Academy in Penzance, Cornwall, Niamh is now being asked to wear a headscarf because the school said her hair is “one centimeter too short”. ...
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She wasn’t impressed.
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In Saudi Arabia, however, a recent divorce case proves to be quite unique. A divorce was granted by a Saudi court after a woman reasoned she wanted to leave her husband after the man abandoned his mother and family in order to be with her. Now, other women might find this gesture to be an ultimate sign of love and sacrifice, but not the woman in this story.
Reports say the couple had no problems, but the way the man treated his family bothered the wife.
The woman reportedly said her husband, 29, took good care of her, gave her expensive gifts, and took her to trips abroad. But she was not pleased with the way her husband treated another woman in his life - his mom. According to the Saudi Gazette, the woman told the judge: ...
Queen Elizabeth II Has the Most Sublime Jewelry Collection
When you talk about bling, no one can rock it like the Queen of England!
One of the Queen of England's numerous perks is access to some of the most magnificent jewelries in the world. The British monarchy is more than 1,200 years old so it's not surprising that Her Majesty has already amassed quite a collection of sparklers.
Her vault contains priceless inherited pieces and items that were specially made for her. Queen Elizabeth wears more than one crown, some with its own set of necklaces and earrings. She mixes and matches her jewels like it's nobody's business. When you talk about bling, no one can rock it like the Queen of England!
The Imperial State Crown
This is THE crown, the one she wore during her coronation. It's 177 years old and was originally made for the coronation of her father King George VI in 1937.The crown is set in more than 2000 diamonds in silver mounts, which are mostly brilliant, rose, and table cuts.The colored stones, which include 269 pearls, 11 emeralds, and 17 sapphires, are placed in gold mounts. It has the fourth largest diamond in the world, the Cullinan Diamond....