Hey, that’ll take years off your life, Mister…
It turns out a 107-year-old guy in Hong Kong has attributed his longevity in part to decades of sexual abstinence, according to a newspaper report. Chan Chi was quoted as saying he gave up sex when he was 30.
Now, this isn’t going where you think it is. No cheap comments like without sex maybe it just seems like he’s 107 years old, or like if that’s what you have to do to live that long, maybe it’s not worth it.
No, here’s what I find seriously amazing about Chan Chi’s story. It seems that while he was able to give up sex nearly 80 years ago, he still hasn’t managed to give up cigarettes. That’s on his to-do list. It kind of makes you think. Here’s the story:
Cigarette butts fill an ashtray in a Hong Kong file photo. REUTERS/Paul Yeung