Published On: Tue, May 18th, 2021

114 Year Old Australian Says “Eat Chicken Brains”

He is Australia's oldest living citizen.

Dexter Kruger (TV news capture)

Dexter Kruger is Australia’s oldest living man. He turned 114 and 111 days old on Monday. In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Kruger, a retired rancher and veterinarian, explained some of the secrets to long life, including the eating of chicken brains.

Yes, you did hear that right. Chicken brains!

Everybody is living longer these days. It is because of better health care, better hygienic standards, and an overall improved attitude towards personal health. Not only can people now be saved from things like car crashes due to better emergency services and new surgical techniques, preventative care now preempt things like sudden heart attacks. And new cancer treatments are adding decades of life to people for whom the cancer diagnosis would once been a death sentence.

People who live longer also point to things like never smoking, never drinking, never eating junk and always getting plenty of exercise. A simple web search will uncover countless diets which promise to let you live longer. But you probably won’t find one which calls for eating a lot of chicken brains.

According to the Gerontology Wiki, Dexter Kruger was born on January 13, 1910, is an Australian supercentenarian and author who is the oldest known living person in Australia and the oldest Australian man ever. Kruger first started writing books at the age of 86, following the death of his wife. He has written more than 300 stories in 12 books, the most recent being “As You Like It,” which was published on his 109th birthday. He has also written poetry.

Dexter Kruger became the oldest living person in Australia after the death of Mabel Crosby on December 29, 2020

Kruger is currently writing his autobiography. He attributed his longevity to other things as well, including the healthier lifestyle of the Australian Outback. “It’s because I do things differently,” Mr Kruger told ABC. “I lived very close to nature and I ate mostly what I grew in the garden or the orchard or the farm,” added Kruger.

But he also cited eating chicken brains. “Chicken brains. You know, chickens have a head. And in there, there’s a brain. And they are delicious little things,” Kruger said. “There’s only one little bite.”

Dexter Kruger (ABC News screen shot)

Melanie Calvert, the manager of the nursing home where Mr. Kruger now resides, is thoroughly impressed by him. She said that Kruger is, “probably one of the sharpest residents here,” and that, “His memory is amazing for a 111-year-old.”

But Kruger still has three more years to go to set the all-time Australian longevity record. AP reports that the oldest oldest-ever living verified Australian was Christina Cook, who died in 2002 aged 114 years and 148 days.

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