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70 Years without food and water?
Posted: 23 October 2012 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Ah, yes.  The old Breatharian scam.  Despite the leader being caught eating in late night establishments, the movement continues on.

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Posted: 24 October 2012 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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macgyver - 20 October 2012 02:25 PM

Most people cant last more than 3 days without water before going into a coma. Of course that varies a bit depending on the person and the conditions but its a rough max for the average person and I didn’t want to kill the guy.

Just make it 127 hours and make a movie about it.  If he was well hydrated to begin with and slowed his heartbeat with meditation most of the time, I bet he could do it. Though, you’re right, it wouldn’t be ethical to risk his life on it.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 07:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I say, if it’s his idea and he volunteers for it let him sign a bunch of waivers and let him go to town.  He dies, his fault.

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Posted: 25 October 2012 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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He’ll probably volunteer right after Sylvia Brown signs up to be tested by Randi and the JREF.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Well, it is not as dramatic as a human surviving 70 years without food or water. But in Texas, we have a documented case of a horned toad surviving 31 years entombed in the cornerstone/time capsule of a Court building.  Ol’ Rip of Eastland County.  Believe it or not.

http://www.texasescapes.com/FEATURES/Believe_It/Ol’_Rip/feature_night_of_the_Iguana.htm

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Posted: 30 October 2012 07:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Neat.  And why not?  Tardigrades can survive over a century without water.

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