The World's Oldest Living People Share How They've Managed To Live So Long

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Have you ever asked yourself "How do the world's oldest people live so long?" Well, if you have, you've come to the right place - and if you haven't, you're about to learn some stuff anyway. While the lifespans of people seem pretty short in the grand scheme of things, we've compiled a list of centenarians (and supercentenarians) who revealed their varied secrets to longevity, and some of whom were, at one point, the oldest living people in the world.

While much of their luck can be attributed to good genes, some who have reached the 100+ mark don't engage in the kind of "clean living" you might expect. Would you believe some of the folks on our list partook in drinking, smoking and eating things like bacon their entire lives? While these things may not be necessarily related to living a long life, these centenarians will happily tell you otherwise.