NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1977
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(Studio) Ponce de Leon looked for fountain of youth in American, but should have looked in Sheringham, England.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Sheringham, England) Ages and length of life of villagers who have lived and presently live in Sheringham noted. Famous British gerontologist, Dr. David Davies, became intd. and discovered people here live longer than almost anywhere else in world. Boer War vet Fred Cornelius is 104 years old, can still touch toes and was told to take it easy after heart attack 55 years ago. Scientists think rich soil of area is reason for longevity of life here; many villagers grow own vegetables, many of which are root vegetables. Villagers also stay active. [MAN - says 1 has to keep mind occupied.] [WOMAN - considers self kid compared to some in village; is 65.]
REPORTER: Paul Cunningham
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