105-Year-Old Former Wartime Nurse Says Avoiding Men Is Secret To Long Life

Think you'll reach the grand old age of 100? Usually, those who reach this impressive landmark put it down to plenty of exercise or keeping things in moderation, which swiftly rules out most of us. But a 105-year-old woman has revealed a simpler secret - avoiding men.

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Credit: SWNS

Brenda Osbourne, who was born in 1913 in Mansfield, Nottingham, spilled the beans at her care home during her 105th birthday party.

She said: "I would put my good health down to hard work and avoiding men."

According to her great-niece, Marie Pollard, her rationale is that 'they aren't worth the hassle'.

So there you have it, if you want to stick around, steer clear.

Unfortunately, Brenda didn't divulge how best to avoid men - nor did she offer any advice to men in terms of their longevity and how exactly they can avoid being such a massive hassle.

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Credit: SWNS

But it's tough to argue with a woman who received an award for only having one sick day during a 33-year career as a nurse.

On top of this, she has survived through two world wars - nursing Dunkirk veterans along the way - and lived in her childhood home for 93 years prior to moving into Brookholme Croft Nursing Home in Hasland, just after her 104th birthday.

Considering the impressive life she has led, it seems only fair Brenda felt aggrieved that the Queen didn't show her face at her latest party.

Brenda said: "I loved celebrating my birthday although I was disappointed the Queen didn't come. I received my letter from her but I thought an appearance was the least she could do."

Despite the Queen's no-show, Brenda's great niece said she still managed to have a great bash.

She said: "The care home did a wonderful job planning it and making the day extra special. My auntie living for over a century is no surprise to me as she's always been fiercely independent."

So it's just left for us to ask ourselves the question - the prospect of a future royal potentially skipping out on your 105th birthday party might seem tempting, but is it worth a lifetime of avoiding men? Because that seems like a massive effort.

Meanwhile men, you must ask yourselves - why are you such a huge life-shortening hassle?

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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