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Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on April 29, 2010

I had previously decided to devote myself to the Vaccine Central, FULL TIME, but then a story like this comes along. Every time I try to leave, some idiot comes along to pull me back in!

Indian doctors are studying a remarkable 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water.

Ok, answer me this: if he has spent the last 70 years without food and water, how come he’s so full of shit?

Military medics hope the experiments on Prahlad Jani can help soldiers develop their survival strategies.

They need to be fired for extreme gullibility syndrome.

“The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water,” said Dr G. Ilavazahagan, who is directing the research.

“This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and Mars by the human race.”

Isn’t that great; the doctor directing the research already has made up his mind that this phenomenon, which goes against EVERYTHING, that medical science teaches, is happening. He’s already in the “how does it happen” phase! Pure science, I tell you!

“The exercise of taking this yogi under the medical scanner is to understand what energy supports his existence,” Dr Ilavazahagan added.

“Jani says he meditates to get energy. Our soldiers will not be able to meditate, but we would still like to find out more about the man and his body.”

I don’t know how much money these “researchers” are spending in this so-called “experiment” but I have a better suggestion. For a few thousand dollars, put him on a plane to Florida where he can take the Million Dollar Challenge, win the $1M and use that money to study him and others like him. How’s that sound?

“The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water,” said Dr G. Ilavazahagan, who is directing the research.

“This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and Mars by the human race.”

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  1. Ron said, on May 5, 2010 at 2:10 AM

    The subject has been studied before, for less time (10 days). In that one, he did lose a little weight, but the article I read didn’t say how much. He didn’t drink water (rinsed his mouth, with the water being measured before and after being in his mouth) and he didn’t use the bathroom. He should have died or been very sick from dehydration. It’ll be interesting to see how this study turns out.

  2. Zods Creation said, on May 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    i know someone who did not eat or drink for about 3000 years, because of that he had no energy to move and somehow got buried until he was dug up from under a pyramid, the ct scan revealed he had not eaten anything he is now under obsevation in a museum somewhere. just in case he does get a bit peckish there is a shop in the museum that sells tea and cakes, nice

    • Skepdude said, on May 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM

      Do you know them personally?


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