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Thursday, August 17, 2006
Fountain of Youth

Carly sent me this link yesterday, discussing David Copperfield's recent announcement that he had found the actual, literal Fountain of Youth on one of his private islands in the Bahamas.

No beating around the bush, that David Copperfield. He doesn't want to start out with any wishy-washy claim of finding healing waters or therapeutic springs. No, he goes for the big claim immediately, striking while the iron is hot and any kind of proof is nonexistent.

My favourite part is where he says:

"I've discovered a true phenomenon," he told Reuters in a telephone interview. "You can take dead leaves, they come in contact with the water, they become full of life again. ... Bugs or insects that are near death, come in contact with the water, they'll fly away. It's an amazing thing, very, very exciting."

I'm very glad that he put the Fountain of Youth to this very rigorous leaf and insect observational testing.

Carly adds: "Also, how is he finding all the bugs that are near-death? Is there a bug hospice I'm not aware of?"

Posted by Karina Sumner-Smith at 5:44 PM


I laughed my ass off when I read your and Carly's commentary on Copperfield's statement! Bug hospice, indeed.

By Blogger Beth Adele, at 9:34 AM  

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