The 1200lb Man.

I am always amazed that anyone can actually get to this size:

A Mexican tipping the scales at 560 kilograms (1,234 pounds) will be listed as the world’s fattest man by the Guinness Book of Records, while a loss of 200 kilos (440 pounds) may make him the man who lost the most weight. – [Yahoo/AFP]

Now I realize that weight gain is a function of many things. Genetics, environment, mental state, eating and exercising habits, etc. But the fact remains that the body needs X amount of food, everyday, without buring a corresponding quantity of energy, in order to put on Y lbs of weight. Even with a serious genetic predisposition to fat deposition, you would still have to literally have to sit there, doing nothing, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, all the while eating continuously, in order to become this heavy.

Now I’m sure things like depression or mental illness could put one in the right mindset for this to occur. But I know I couldn’t do it. I don’t think I could eat that much. Or sit in one place for that long. I’d would almost certainly go stir crazy. But to do both for over 20 years straight? I don’t know. I honestly just don’t know.

At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books – [Yahoo\AFP]


2 Responses to “The 1200lb Man.”

  1. 1 drduru
    July 22, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Nasty, just nasty, I tell ya! I checked out the article and the picture of that guy. Wowza!

  2. July 23, 2007 at 4:06 am

    LOL yeah. I know. I still have a hard time understanding how you actually get to the point where you need a crane/forklift and a pickup truck to actually go anywhere…

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