Dr. Pepper is a real doctor, guys!
She's a Pepper. A Pepper that's lived decades longer than most Peppers.
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Don't tell your soda-craving kids this, but Fort Worth resident Elizabeth Sullivan just celebrated her 104th birthday, and she drinks three cans of Dr. Pepper every day. And, she says, "every doctor that sees me says it'll kill you, but they die and I don't."
Larry Young, the CEO of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, personally gave Sullivan a gift basket and free Dr. Pepper. I don't know what Young's motivation was for the gift, but it seems like it's a smart PR move to point out that someone who drinks three sodas a day can live to 104. You can see the impressively spry Sullivan here:
Also, why the hell are doctors trying to tell a woman who's 104 what do? I think that once you hit 100, you should be able to get a free pass to do whatever you want. Like you know how if you make it all the way through high school, you get senior-year privileges because you suffered through all the other dumb years of high school? We should be giving people that for life.