Oldest Identical Twins Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack Turn 103: How Did They Live So Long?

By Amir Khan on December 31, 2012 11:40 AM EST

The oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack,
The oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, (Photo: Facebook)

The oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, turned 103 years old last week, and despite their age, they are still in near-perfect health. The oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, don't use any hearing aids or reading glasses, according to the Daily Mail, and are still as sharp as they were when they were young.

"I feel wonderful," Eisgrou said, according to the Huffington Post. "I have all my faculties."

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The oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, were born premature in 1909, and each weighed in at 7 pounds. Since they were premature, doctors wrapped them in blankets and put them in the door of a stove to keep warm as a make-shift incubator, according to the Daily Mail.

The oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, have been nearly inseparable since birth. Eisgrou moved to Florida in 1949, and her sister followed in 1971, and they've spent nearly every day together since.

"I can't believe it, that I've reached that age," Primack told ABC News. "The good thing is our minds are sharp. That's the only good thing."

So how did the oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, live so long? Part of it is humor, they said.

"I used to visit Daytona and we'd switch husbands and walk in the temple," Primack said, "And they'd say to me, 'Charlotte, you look so good.'"

"Nobody ever knew the difference. And by the time they found out, they were hysterical," Eisgrou told ABC. "We had so much fun."

In addition, the oldest identical twins, Charlotte Eisgrou and Ann Primack, attribute their old age to "never being fat" and drinking a lot of milk.

"Everybody asks me that. I don't know what it was," Primack told ABC. "I didn't watch my food when I was young. I smoked. We all smoked."

Eisgrou, however, isn't so sure what the secret is.

"I don't know the secret to a long life," she said. "And I wouldn't tell you if I knew it."

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