The heroic deeds of Sir Ben Kingsley

Congratulations to Sir Ben Kingsley, who recently married his fourth wife and is so happy, he plans to wait aBenkingsley
few months before searching for his fifth.

The actor Ben Kingsley has secretly married a Brazilian former waitress
half his age. The 63-year-old Oscar winner is said to have made bit
part-actress Daniela Barbosa de Carneiro, 34, his fourth wife.

She’s young enough to be his daughter, but that’s not really a big
deal to him, even if he would have preferred someone who was young
enough to be his granddaughter.

Sir Ben’s marriage to the former Miss Barbosa is just the latest episode in the colourful soap opera that is his private life.

To date, the script includes: three failed marriages, four
children by two different wives, a long-term live-in lover who was
replaced by wife No 3 (also nearly half his age), whom he then
jettisoned after discovering her embracing her lover in a photograph on
the internet in 2005.

But before you get too judgmental, just remember this: he’s doing it for the good of the human race.

Older men who shack up with much younger women keep the grim reaper at
bay for the human population and extend our species’ lifespan, new
research claims.

Even beyond movie stars and Playboy’s Hugh Hefner, there is a
tendency for older men to partner with younger women, according to the
study, published in the Aug. 29 edition of PLoS ONE. In less developed,
traditional societies, males are about 5 to 15 years older than their
female partners. In the United States and Europe, guys are an average of two years senior to their partners.

More interesting, when old men father children, their genes seem to increase the lifespan
of both sexes over evolutionary time. [Link]

So thank you, Ben Kingsley. You’ve done your part for the human race. You’re a true hero.

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