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#31    Jeremiah65

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

This sounds like "hooey" to me.  Wasn't their a Hindu guru a few years back that swore he lived only on air?  If I recall, they caught him sneaking a few bites of food while he was being observed.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:56 PM

View PostRyegrog, on 10 September 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

If there is some truth to this, you suppose the water contains nutrients such as protein that would substain him?

Pure water does not contain protein.


Contaminated water might, but it will still probably be negligible, and metabolically irrelevant, provided we're not dealing with sewage or significant levels of contamination. Such water would most certainly leave him very ill.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:09 AM

Technically it is possible to live without ever "eating" anything other than water. There are IV solutions that are given to comatose patients who arne't consious to eat that keeps them alive. But actually living on water and water alone... impossible unless that water has some kind of caloric content..

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

I can live off of all 400 posts I've cumulated and nothing more. Newz plz?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

what a load of rubbish !


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:42 AM

View PostGalilei, on 10 September 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

Pure water does not contain protein.


Contaminated water might, but it will still probably be negligible, and metabolically irrelevant, provided we're not dealing with sewage or significant levels of contamination. Such water would most certainly leave him very ill.

I know that pure water doesn't contain protein and such. I'm just wondering if he's enhancing
the H2O and failing to mention it just so he can get his 15 minutes of fame. If it's even feasible
to live like that.

It's good to have some skepticism so you won't be gullible & naïve. But to much of it can make you arrogant & egotistical.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:44 AM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 10 September 2012 - 12:46 PM, said:

Impossible in term of science

Correct. Impossible in terms of known science. It's possible that our understanding could be inaccurate. Some so called "scientific" people are so closed-minded.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:44 AM

View PostGalilei, on 10 September 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

Pure water does not contain protein.


Contaminated water might, but it will still probably be negligible, and metabolically irrelevant, provided we're not dealing with sewage or significant levels of contamination. Such water would most certainly leave him very ill.
excuse me for bashing you but in the article it doesnt say PURE WATER. it just said water so he might be drinking VITAMIN WATER and when he gets discovered that it wasnt pure water he would probably say, "buts its still WATER! see vitamin WATER!" lol just a theory

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:18 AM

View Postcsspwns, on 11 September 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

excuse me for bashing you but in the article it doesnt say PURE WATER. it just said water so he might be drinking VITAMIN WATER and when he gets discovered that it wasnt pure water he would probably say, "buts its still WATER! see vitamin WATER!" lol just a theory

I don't consider it a bash, it's an idea :P If he were drinking vitamin water, I still don't think it would be possible considering vitamin water doesn't provide every vital nutrient.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:26 AM

One can survive on water alone for a long time. All it needs to perpetuate the scam is to slip in some compact food occasionally.

There is really nothing to see here... this dude just wants to get in the news.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:26 AM

If say ,he lived in some high mountains,where the spring water had salts minerals and organisms in it naturally ,well ~mmmaaayybbe~,and only if he drank copious amounts of it .
He's in Guangdong ,which is across from Hong Kong .
Ummm,no. Not even close .

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:40 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 10 September 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

What a pile of crap!

I remember hearing of an American woman who made similar claims, She was a fraud and created all sorts of issues for the 'gullible' people that tried to followed her example.

Stories like this appear every now and then and they disappear just as quickly once the claim is put to the test.

*nevermind*  I think that post would have gone a bit far.  retracted.

Edited by orangepeaceful79, 11 September 2012 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:22 AM

Wish they included a photo of this man, he must be a skeleton.  If he isn't taking in any calories his body will literally start eating itself.

As an ex nurse, i've seen terminal patients slowly fade out this way, even with nutrients pumped directly into their stomachs they'd lose weight more detrimentally they'd lose muscle mass, very quickly.

This young man is getting calories from somewhere otherwise he wouldn't last 22 years.

Sounds to me like he is anorexic.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:35 AM

I've seen people who seemed to live on cigarettes, but no, not water alone. Beer maybe.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:01 AM

Ha ha put him to the test and lets see how long he can last. What a lot of rubbish. :td:





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