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Old 05-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Bad habits key to man's longevity

(China Daily)
Updated: 2007-05-21 14:52

Zhang Shuqing, a centenarian in Pixian, Sichuan, has his own secret for long life - smoking every day and drinking liquor after every meal.

Zhang, whose daughter died eight years ago, turned 100 on May 7. He lives with his nephew Zhang Chenggui.

Zhang senior said he started smoking and drinking strong liquor when he was in his early 20s. Since then, he has smoked every day and taken a drink with every meal.

According to his grandson Xu, Zhang has consumed 15 tons of liquor and more than a ton of tobacco in his lifetime.

Zhang, who is in good health, has a huge appetite, with a standard meal comprising two chicken legs, a bowl of steamed pork fat and glutinous rice, vegetables and fruit. And he eats the lot in less than 20 minutes.

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Old 05-21-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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Since when is liqour measured in kilograms and tonnes? And how can you not die from 15233 different things if you drink half a kilogram of liqour a day?
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Well, I suppose if you drink enough and smoke enough you could theoretically cure yourself like a good tough leather, or beef jerky, stuffs good almost forever.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
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Since when is liqour measured in kilograms and tonnes? And how can you not die from 15233 different things if you drink half a kilogram of liqour a day?
Because alcohol kills germs, silly.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:54 AM   #5
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steamed pork fat? I'm not sure I'd want to live that long if I ate that every day...
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #6
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Boy, Klorox, you are just a fountain of information.
I always knew moderation is the key with anything....now if I could learn to practice it!
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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Since when is liqour measured in kilograms and tonnes? And how can you not die from 15233 different things if you drink half a kilogram of liqour a day?
Because alcohol kills germs, silly. [/QUOTE]Really? Huh... Maybe I should start drinking more...
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:42 PM   #8
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"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."

That said, not many can adhere to the above adage in the first place. That ancient grandpa is probably one of a kind.

Heh.

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Old 05-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #9
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He's probably got one or more of those longevity genes. Scientists have been studying the genes of people who live extra long lives than what is the norm. If I recall correctly, they have already isolated 2 of them. So I wouldn't take this grandpa's advice because he's one of the lucky ones that can get away with such a diet. That's my guess anyway!
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