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The long and gruesome history of people trying to live forever (www.yahoo.com)

Throughout history, blood has been a popular anti-aging remedy. In 1492, the moribund Pope Innocent VIII was injected with the blood of children, putting into practice the Italian polymath Marsilio Ficino’s recommendation that the elderly suck the blood of the young “like leeches” to turn back their biological clock.

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Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour
17 days ago

It always seems to involve taking away someone else’s life essence or youth, a form of murder.

OneLove
OneLove
17 days ago

Interesting, Fink speaks of immortality being the natural state of affairs, sounds a lot like the garden of Eden…

frenchtoast2000
frenchtoast2000
17 days ago

Wow! I never heard of Emperor Qin being so scared of death that you couldn’t even say the word to his face. But I remember learning in school about how everyone in China celebrated his death.

Nandi
Nandi
16 days ago

Delusional