Man's fountain of youth: Cap'n Crunch

By Jillian Marshall

June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 9:54 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local man turns 100, and he says it's all thanks to children's cereal Cap'n Crunch.

Thornton Whipple, of Binghamton, was born on June 14, 1913.

In honor of his birthday, Whipple, who is also a painter, donated a painting of a windmill to the Elizabeth Church Manor, where he currently lives.

Whipple says his favorite memory in the past hundred years was marrying his wife, Olive.

Olive and Thornton have two sons together.

He says he has lived so long because of one special meal.

"I am devoted to Cap'n Crunch cereal, and I have a bowl of that every morning," Whipple said.

Cap'n Crunch sent him a letter honoring him for his birthday and his love for the cereal.

Whipple also received a signed letter from President Barrak and First Lady Michelle Obama.