Saturday, August 20, 2011

Why Our Great-Grandparents Were A Happy Lot

Bugged by this question, Edwin Ng conducted an intensive internet search and discovered their secret.

A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'.

Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.

He also found out how he got his strong fixation for the bottle

Opium for new-borns.

I'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but also 46% alcohol)!

We did our own search and found this bottle of rhubarb tincture in the old cupboard in my dad's home in Teluk Intan; he had worked as dispenser for a doctor in the late 40's and had slipped the bottle home for safekeeping when the Scotsman ran out of whiskey.

While the story on heroin and opium may be fictitious, there may be some truth in rhubarb keeping the old 'f*rts' regular. Read all about rhubarb HERE.

Speaking of regular motions, Richard C recommends that you look up Rajendra Baid’s blog for a "shitty article that makes so much shitty sense it will frighten the shit out of you”

To complete the cycle, we recommend that you also read our earlier posts:

Zestzfulness: Zestz for LAUGHS? : High Fibre Diet Extends Life

Eating a diet rich in fiber helps keep your digestive system healthy and can lower your risk of developing various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, diverticular disease, and constipation. ...

Zestzfulness: Colon Cleansing Has No Benefit but Many Side Effects ...

Colon cleansing -- it's been described as a natural way to enhance well-being, but Georgetown University doctors say there's no evidence to back that claim. In fact, their review of scientific literature, ...

* Tinct. Rhei Co. is the latin name for Compound Rhubarb Tincture. It is made with rhubarb, cardamon oil, coriander oil, glycerol and alcohol. It was last listed in the British Pharmacopoeia of 1993.

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