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Dakotans Do It Longer

Do what? Everything, it would seem. The New York Times reports that North Dakota, and most especially McIntosh County, have the highest proportion of residents aged 85 or older. Clean living? Maybe. Healthy diets? Probably not. Maybe they have less stress, or maybe they handle it better. I'd be very interested in other people's theories about this!


P'raps it's such a rugged life out there, only those with the most disease resistant genes have survived and reproduced?

If not, it must be the dumplings.

Or just plain stubborness?

Yes, it might be a very interesting gene pool indeed.

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