There are certain moments in life as a reporter where you have to proceed with caution. Live shots at sports events. Anything involving children or wild animals. Weather emergencies.

One consistent minefield that has taken out many a field reporter is interviewing old women. Especially old black women. Especially if they are record-breaking old. It is inevitable that the question about the secret of their longevity will come up. That, my friends, is either going to take you to the danger zone or give you some real magic.