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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:

Sources: Fox2Now | h/t reddit