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Longevity

Eat right and exercise and you’ll live longer, maybe you’ll make it to 90, which isn’t exactly a Methuselah but it’s a damn sight longer than your great-grandfather lived, or your great-grandmother, longer than your dog Spot even if you multiply his years by seven. But not as long as a bristlecone pine which is the oldest continuous organic matter on earth, going back an easy half billion years — that’s a lot of sunrises. Of course each individual tree doesn’t live that long, each tree lives maybe nine or ten thousand years, without jogging, lifting weights or eating organic.

It makes you wonder if there’s something we missed.

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