Gallan said recently that her ‘secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They’re just more trouble than they’re worth.’ Aside from that she also gets lots of exercise and eats a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning.
Gallan is pretty old but she’s not quite the oldest person in the world. That honour goes to Misao Okawa from Japan who recently turned 116…! Misao’s been a widow for over 83 years, so maybe there is something in being single!