Yogi Claims no food/water through meditation
Posted: 30 April 2010 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A Yogi claims he hasn’t had anything to eat or drink for 70± years. Now the military is conducting tests to find out how… Funny post at Pharyngula on the topic:

Now the Indian military is studying him because, obviously, soldiers who don’t need to be provisioned would be rather useful…which assumes that this nonsense is even worth studying.

Two cameras have been set up in his room, while a mobile camera films him when he goes outside, guaranteeing round-the-clock observation. His body will be scanned and his brain and heart activity measured with electrodes.

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

That short description already tells me they’re going at this all wrong. He goes outside? Where? How secure is this test?

How silly! The guy probably slips a bite of food while, say, covering his mouth while he coughs. He can take a drink with his hands while washing his face in the sink. Yogis are notorious for magic tricks, like that old “balancing on a cane” tourist trap where there is a tiny built-in platform to sit on, and the cane is buried in the ground holding him up.

My favorite reader comment from underneath the Pharyngula article:

Maybe he is actually one of those desert beetles that crawls to the top of sand dunes, hikes its butt up into the wind, and water vapor condenses from the butt-vortex and trickles down to its mouthparts.

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Posted: 30 April 2010 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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They need to have Randi set up the test! He’ll be begging for food in no time at all!! Or as Randi would say ‘at tall’!!
WAIT, WAIT, HE CLAIMS THAT HE HAS NOT USED THE BATHROOM IN 70 YEARS EITHER!! LOL

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Posted: 30 April 2010 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Maybe he is so delirious that he forgets he eats and drinks.

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Posted: 30 April 2010 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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asanta - 30 April 2010 05:53 AM

WAIT, WAIT, HE CLAIMS THAT HE HAS NOT USED THE BATHROOM IN 70 YEARS EITHER!! LOL

That’s probably what he does outside, on his daily unsupervised walk! I bet the hat camera is not catching that activity. LOL

As the children’s book says, “Everybody Poops!”

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Posted: 30 April 2010 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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He’s been on the planet for 70 years and his biggest accomplishment is that he never went to the bathroom?

What a wasted life.

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Posted: 30 April 2010 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hell yes!  I love people like this.  Too bad more of them don’t actually practice what they claim.  Their Darwin Awards need to go home.

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Posted: 30 April 2010 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Tom Wood - 30 April 2010 09:19 AM

He’s been on the planet for 70 years and his biggest accomplishment is that he never went to the bathroom?

What a wasted life.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

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Posted: 28 October 2010 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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DarronS - 30 April 2010 02:50 PM
Tom Wood - 30 April 2010 09:19 AM

He’s been on the planet for 70 years and his biggest accomplishment is that he never went to the bathroom?

What a wasted life.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Humm…I thought I recognized him as an ancient Egyptian Pharao, who was mummified when he died.
The mummy returned?  gulp

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