Peter Fonda

Submitted by IN SEINE

Monday, 25 June 2012

I was at the hairdresser the other day, catching up on the celebrity magazines, when I read that actor Peter Fonda was recently in South Africa preparing for his role in a new film biography of Dr. Christian Barnard, the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant.

On a tour of Dr. Barnard's medical facility, Fonda posed a question to the doctor who was showing him around: "Tell me," he asked, "when you transplant a heart from a child to an adult, the heart must be too small. How do you make it fit?"

"Oh," said the good doctor, "we give the patient some absinthe--you know--the French liqueur."

"Really?" asked Fonda incredulously.

"Of course," replied the doctor, "you know that absinthe makes the heart grow, Fonda!"

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