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Only in America

Only in America: A slice of bacon a day...

A 105-year-old woman says bacon is the secret to her longevity — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A 105-year-old woman told a local TV station that her secret to longevity was "hard work and bacon." Pearl Cantrell of Richland Springs, Texas, was given a lifetime supply of Oscar Mayer bacon after the company got wind of her statement. "I love bacon," the centenarian added. "I eat it every day. It's got to be crispy."