Zhang Shuqing, a centenarian in Pixian, Sichuan, has his own secret for long
life - smoking every day and drinking liquor after every meal.
Zhang, whose daughter died eight years ago, turned 100 on May 7. He lives
with his nephew Zhang Chenggui.
Zhang senior said he started smoking and drinking strong liquor when he was
in his early 20s. Since then, he has smoked every day and taken a drink with
According to his grandson Xu, Zhang has consumed 15 tons of liquor and more
than a ton of tobacco in his lifetime.
Zhang, who is in good health, has a huge appetite, with a standard meal
comprising two chicken legs, a bowl of steamed pork fat and glutinous rice,
vegetables and fruit. And he eats the lot in less than 20 minutes.
(Tianfu Morning Po)