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Man defies explanation, observed, no food/water 10 days
    #2136299 - 11/25/03 11:58 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

This is similiar to this post I made some time ago.

This guy claims he hasn't eaten or drunk anything for decades. While I find it EXTREMLEY difficult to believe, he has stunned the doctors who brought him in and studied him. He went for 10 days with no food or water.

I find this extremely puzzling:

"...that despite no water entering his body, urine nonetheless appeared to form in his bladder - only to be re-absorbed by the bladder walls."

I thought I have heard of stories of bladders being used as water storage like canteens. Aren't they an impervious barrier to fluid?

Thoughts?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3236118.stm


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Re: Man defies explanation, observed, no food/water 10 days [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2136387 - 11/26/03 12:36 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

A bear's bladder is able to re-absorb water from the urine. It uses this ability in order to hybernate, as it won't be drinking anything for the duration of its hibernation.

As for humans...no idea :smirk:


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Re: Man defies explanation, observed, no food/water 10 days [Re: trendal]
    #2136397 - 11/26/03 12:40 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Would be quite an evolutionary enhancement...


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Re: Man defies explanation, observed, no food/water 10 days [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2136455 - 11/26/03 01:08 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I've heard about these people... apparently they need the sun to sustain themselves.


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Re: Man defies explanation, observed, no food/water 10 days [Re: Shroomism]
    #2136577 - 11/26/03 02:01 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

The body, just like the mind, can do marvelous things. Bear with heart, build outlasting body.


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Re: Man defies explanation, observed, no food/water 10 days [Re: Droz]
    #2136604 - 11/26/03 02:19 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I wonder if you could pay a plastic surgeon to cut a hole in your palette. You'd save so much money on liquids.


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