According to research conducted by South Korean researchers, men can increase their life span by up to a whopping 14-19 additional years by doing one thing…become a eunuch.
And for those firmly rooted in the 21st century who have no idea what a eunuch is, let our friends at Urban Dictionary lay it out for you:
1) a male whose balls have been removed, either for government service (such as in ancient Africa and Rome) or, if the castration takes place before puburty, to prevent the voice from breaking (Italian opera’s male sopranos of the 17th thru 19th centuries). In the present day, this sort of eunuch may result from testicular cancer.
2) a male whose entire genitalia is removed. Done as punishment in Ancient Rome, and to qualify for royal government service in China as recently as the 20th century. Also, the hijdra, a caste of Indian transexuals, practice this complete castration.
Yup, if you’re a dude and want to add 14-19 years to your life, get castrated. And with that—have a great week, everyone!