Compiled by London Swaminathan 


Date: 10 JANUARY 2018


Time uploaded in London  11-34 am



Post No. 4603

Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Books, Google and newspapers; thanks.


Longevity Anecdotes 

Fontenelle was continually being told by his doctors that what he liked to eat was bad for him. Towards the end of his life, one warned him that he must give up coffee, explaining at great length in most appalling medical terms, that it was a slow poison and would eventually ruin his system. In a tone of deep conviction the nonagenarian-replied

Doctor, I am inclined to agree with you that it’s a slow poison– very slow , for I have been drinking it for the past 80 years.

Coffee lovers may derive some comfort from the fact that Fontanelle came within a month of to be a hundred years old.




Joseph Chamberlain

Until Joseph Chamberlain, British prime minister was seventy, he seemed to hold the secret of perpetual youth. Someone asked him what the secret of his good health was. He smiled and said,

“Never walk if you can drive; and of two cigars always choose the longest and the strongest”.




Maxim Gorky: Relaxation Anecdote


When Maxim Gorky visited America he was taken to Coney Island by friends who wanted him to behold this huge playground swarming with holiday throngs. They took him through the crowded concessions, where he saw one dizzy contraption after another, swinging people through the air, swirling them in eccentric curves, shooting them down breath-taking inclines.


They took him under ground and over ground, into bewildering mazes, museums of freaks, palaces of jugglers , theatres of dancing ladies and living statuary. They were giving Maxim Gorky the time of his life.


Finally, at the end of what may have seemed to them a perfect day, they asked him how he liked it. He was silent for a moment. Then he said very simply,

“What a sad people you must be! “


Xxxx Subham xxxxx


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