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Holy Man Claims to Have Lived Without Food, Water for 70 Years
Foxnews.com ^ | April 29, 2010

Posted on 04/29/2010 9:30:16 AM PDT by inflorida

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

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

The long-haired and bearded yogi is under 24-hour observation by a team of 30 specialists during three weeks of tests at a hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

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. "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."

Since the experiment began on April 22, Jani has had no food or water and has not been to the toilet.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 70years; fasting; guru; holyman; india; lyingliar; napl; prahladjani
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1 posted on 04/29/2010 9:30:16 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida

If he lives off of the McDonald’s menu, then I agree. That ain’t food! :)


2 posted on 04/29/2010 9:30:57 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: inflorida

Yeah, in the daytime I’m Mr. Natural
Just as healthy as I can be
But at night I’m a junk food junkie
Good lord have pity on me


3 posted on 04/29/2010 9:31:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: inflorida; Slings and Arrows
Since the experiment began on April 22, Jani has had no food or water and has not been to the toilet.

Is he saying his s*** don't stink?

4 posted on 04/29/2010 9:32:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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5 posted on 04/29/2010 9:32:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: inflorida

Holy man lying through his teeth...if he has any left.


6 posted on 04/29/2010 9:33:05 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Draw Mohammad Day" - - May 20, 2010 - Draw for freedom - draw for your children't freedom.)
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To: inflorida
Bovine Excrement.

Next?

7 posted on 04/29/2010 9:33:07 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: inflorida

I skipped breakfast.


8 posted on 04/29/2010 9:33:28 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SparkyBass

They will catch him sleepwalking into McDonalds at night!!!


9 posted on 04/29/2010 9:34:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: inflorida

lol. Uhh Huh. No food or water for 70 years?


10 posted on 04/29/2010 9:34:14 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: dfwgator

11 posted on 04/29/2010 9:34:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: inflorida
Indian doctors are studying an 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water

Oookaaaay.
Hey, did I mention I had dinner with Mother Theresa in midtown Manhattan last night? She said to say, "Hi".

12 posted on 04/29/2010 9:35:13 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: US_MilitaryRules
lol. Uhh Huh. No food or water for 70 years?

If we could all learn his secrets, we wouldn't eliminate starvation, but we could totally erradicate hunger.

13 posted on 04/29/2010 9:35:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: inflorida

I got to call bs on this one. The human body can last a suprisingly long time without food, but this is ridiculous. As for water, what do they think he does, absorb it from the atmosphere?

Besides which, he doesn’t look healthy to me at all, just look at what is visible of his arm near the wrist. I’m guessing that under that robe, he looks like a concentration camp survivor.


14 posted on 04/29/2010 9:36:27 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: a fool in paradise
we wouldn't eliminate starvation, but we could totally erradicate hunger.

Kum by ya, anyone?

15 posted on 04/29/2010 9:37:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: inflorida; Revolting cat!
He claims to have been blessed by a goddess when he was 8-years-old, which has enabled him to survive without sustenance.

Well since they say they are studying him so that troops, explorers, and disaster victims can go without basic sustenance, won't they need to find this magic genie that he encountered when he was 8 years old then?

16 posted on 04/29/2010 9:39:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: inflorida

Well, he’s lying.


17 posted on 04/29/2010 9:40:57 AM PDT by The Future 2012 (Would the good people like a reply?)
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To: inflorida

I welcome the study as it will confirm zombies walk among us.


18 posted on 04/29/2010 9:41:54 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: inflorida

"i Kan't haz cheezburgur?"

19 posted on 04/29/2010 9:42:02 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: inflorida

He looks hungry.

Bet he picks his nose and nibbles.


20 posted on 04/29/2010 9:42:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (I can see November from my house!)
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To: inflorida

Tell the old man we’re not that stupid...so why now?? 15 minutes....woosh...it’s over...Bet this was started by relatives...can you say scam...


21 posted on 04/29/2010 9:44:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: inflorida

Well, the observing began on the 22nd and this is the 29th ....... he will keel over any minute now.


22 posted on 04/29/2010 9:45:49 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: layman

7 days without food makes one weak.


23 posted on 04/29/2010 9:49:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: inflorida

I think all liberals should take up this new religion!

Here’s how they can sell it:

You’ll make a contribution to reduce globull warming!

You’ll reduce gas emissions that lead to an expanding hole in the ozone.

You’ll give your god, mother earth, a break from your selfish desire to consume food and needlessly use valuable water!

Again, I call on all real Liberals to adopt this sacred lifestyle. It’s for the children.


24 posted on 04/29/2010 9:49:11 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: inflorida

Poor guy is so hungry he’s doing all this for the intraveneous and the hospital food in 3 days.


25 posted on 04/29/2010 9:50:02 AM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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To: inflorida

40 bucks says there’s a bucket of daal and basamti rice in his basement.


26 posted on 04/29/2010 9:50:16 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: inflorida

Beer and pretzels don’t count.


27 posted on 04/29/2010 9:54:10 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: inflorida

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

Ohhhkay.


28 posted on 04/29/2010 9:56:27 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: inflorida

Yeah, sure.


29 posted on 04/29/2010 9:56:56 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: inflorida

We had a bucket of KFC last night. THAT’s what this man needs, some original recipe (13 herbs and spices) and a styrofoam cup of slaw. Sadly, I think the old man will kick the bucket (no, the other bucket) and when he does I hope can pass along my thanks directly to Col. Sanders.


30 posted on 04/29/2010 9:58:59 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: a fool in paradise
we wouldn't eliminate starvation, but we could totally erradicate hunger.

Speaking of elimination, that brings up another subject----nothing in, nothing out?

31 posted on 04/29/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: Made In The USA

That’s NOTHING !

Cindy Sheehan didn’t eat anything for 8 MONTHS and gained over 10 pounds !


32 posted on 04/29/2010 10:05:05 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: inflorida

Pffftt...I’ll bet he gets caught gulping water out of the toilet before too long.


33 posted on 04/29/2010 10:06:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: inflorida
This is basically an advertisement for a book about weird people...I just kept googling until I found "why" this is in the news.

Uh...like he's been doing it for 70 years and no one noticed??

34 posted on 04/29/2010 10:06:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Albion Wilde

Check the beard.


35 posted on 04/29/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: mupcat

Holy No S**t!


36 posted on 04/29/2010 10:12:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Holy Man most certainly has lived without CREDIBILITY for at least 70 years.
37 posted on 04/29/2010 10:12:37 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: inflorida

I see a Diet Book and Info-mercial in his future.

Guthy Renker people are talking to his people right now...


38 posted on 04/29/2010 10:13:51 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: inflorida
After days of diligent research, I have found a picture of Jani's father:


39 posted on 04/29/2010 10:16:49 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (First, they sell their soul. Then they lose their mind. (This tagline dedicated to Juan McCain))
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To: inflorida

Are Slurpees considered food...??


40 posted on 04/29/2010 10:19:20 AM PDT by Bean Counter (The man who sits on the most exhaulted throne is still seated on his own arse, (Anon))
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To: inflorida
83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water.

Crack will do that to you.

41 posted on 04/29/2010 10:20:23 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

It’s a hell of a drug.


42 posted on 04/29/2010 10:26:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: GOPJ

Is this kind of like Kim Jong Il claiming to have made 11 hole-in-ones in his first ever round of golf?


43 posted on 04/29/2010 10:28:19 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: a fool in paradise

44 posted on 04/29/2010 10:30:37 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: inflorida

WE all know that is impossible, but look how many clicked...


45 posted on 04/29/2010 10:31:14 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: humblegunner

I thought PCP users had a “whack attack”.


46 posted on 04/29/2010 10:36:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

So, no bathroom breaks either? The guy is super human!


47 posted on 04/29/2010 10:52:57 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: TChris

Yours would seem to be the logical conclusion.


48 posted on 04/29/2010 10:55:11 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: inflorida

About par for most of India’s population. The country where there are more mobile phones than toilets.


49 posted on 04/29/2010 12:39:22 PM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: inflorida

Hmmmm.... Same guy from 2003.

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


50 posted on 04/29/2010 9:53:25 PM PDT by BushCountry (scratch here ############################### to reveal my thoughts on the Obama Administration.)
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