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Man survives without food, water for 65 yrs

  1. pisean282311 profile image59
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    hey guys check this out...

    The 82-year old Prahlad Jani claims he has lived without food or water for the last 65 years. Jani's incredible story has prompted a team of scientists to do a study on him. The team comprises top doctors from the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS)

    1. mythbuster profile image86
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Got a title for the headline of this story, where you found this information? I'm interested in learning more about this. It seems incredible but I'm totally not above checking for updates on this story...

      Interesting claims.

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        crmhaskeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The first google hit is this thread.  If this were indeed even only being considered worthy of scientific investigation, it is my opinion that the first google hit would not be the hubpages forum that talks about it lol

        That being said, many throughout history have claimed to have gone "without food and water for x years," some have been proven false, others have left scientists stumped.

        There is a lot about the human body we know little about, it wouldn't surprise me the least if this turned out to be true.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Impossible

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      quite right..it seems impossible but team of 35 docs are researching on him..

      "He is able to generate urine in his bladder. And at his will, he is able to re-circulate in his body. This is exceptional in the medical world,” said Dr Sudhair Shah..

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Human beings can only go about three days without ingesting any fluids, and can survive only about three weeks without ingesting any food. 

        Everyone's bladder "generates" urine, that's what the bladder does.  And since urine is a waste fluid, it empties outside the body, and it cannot be recirculated internally, unless you decide to drink it.  The human body is not a balanced and closed eco-system.  We lose nutrients and fluids that must be replenished from external sources.  So even if you did drink your own urine, you'd still be in a fluid-loss scenario that would lead to dehydration, kidney shut-down and eventual death.  Not to mention the body would wind up consuming its own muscle trying to get protein to survive.  All this stuff is well-documented medically.

        I once read that the definition of ignorance was the willing rejection of verified facts, and this situation fits that definition.

  3. ngureco profile image85
    ngurecoposted 6 years ago

    Old Prahlad Jani knows very well that he is telling a lie. And its too sad there are 35 men who call themselves doctors beside him.

  4. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps he has skills in Photosynthesis! yikes

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha ha...

    2. Dense profile image69
      Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good explanation big_smile

  5. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image89
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago

    Hmm, how much are the ring-side seats selling for?!!

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well no tickets...its military thing right now...may be starving is way to make entry smile

  6. Wayne Orvisburg profile image79
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago

    The guy is 82. He probably has alzheimers and can't remember eating in the last 65 years.

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha ha...

  7. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Have they tried planting his feet to see if he'll grow? smile

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    umm, I better not say it....

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok...that's probably wise on your part...but I can't resist. If they do discover that his bladder regenerates urine (huh...whatever?)...that would make this guy either full of p_ss...and /or full of (the other word).

    2. mythbuster profile image86
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oh, just say it ralwus, you know you want to...you'll feel better if you do!

  9. Ashmi profile image62
    Ashmiposted 6 years ago

    This is not the first such case to be recorded. Yogi's through various prolonged and special training can do many, what we would consider impossible feats. To ridicule what we do not understand is ignorance par excellence!

    1. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Transcending is one thing. But it's highly unlikely that what is being reported is accurate, either by the man himself or the way the media has told it. If what this man reported is true, then it makes the case of Christ's miracles, resurrection and atonement more plausible, which is really only unexplainable magic.  I'll wait for the media to report what's really going on.

      1. Ashmi profile image62
        Ashmiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not sure we can rely on what the media reports as being true or not but yes; best to wait and see what the scientists say. There are so many things unexplainable that to simply deny their validity is to be short-sighted in my opinion. However; this does not mean we should believe whatever is told us...and this includes what scientists say and especially the media LOL

    2. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image89
      AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      And blind belief in tall stories isn't? smile

  10. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I bet he's real cute!

  11. thisisoli profile image63
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    It's highly unlikely, and i would like an independent scientist to verify.

    From my own knowledge, I would say it was impossible, no nutrients, water required for bodily functions and nutrition absorption and so forth, but my medical knowledge doesn't go far past what I learned in high school.

    1. Ashmi profile image62
      Ashmiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is an old yogi technique of swallowing air. Those who have done the necessary training are said to eat only air; they also absorb nutrients via the skin.....

      1. Beelzedad profile image60
        Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I see a double-dose of flatulence in your posts. smile

      2. Wayne Orvisburg profile image79
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do they get calories from air as well?

  12. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    "Man survives without food, water for 65 yrs"

    No, no he didn't!

  13. N. Ramius profile image82
    N. Ramiusposted 6 years ago

    An easy way to prove it. Simply follow him for 2 weeks. If he croaks, then he was faking.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image79
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What if he just reached the end of the 65 year period that he could go without eating or drinking? HA HA

  14. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 6 years ago

    If it were possible for life to survive without food or water then it would already be doing it somewhere in abundance. After all, what would be the purpose for expending needless energy to get food and water if it wasn't necessary?

    Cells need energy to survive so he's getting his energy somehow. However (playing devil's advocate) he might have found some means by which he could derive energy without passing any food or water through his mouth. This guy has a secret or he's a fraud ... or both. That's why scientists are showing an interest, as they are hoping there's a secret to be learned ...

  15. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    I have survived 60 years without Gummy bears!

    1. amberlyne profile image60
      amberlyneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yikes

  16. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    63 years.. ok.. that we can believed..  if you have a REALLY big meal I guess it can last for a while.....

    but 65??  Who does he think he is fooling?

  17. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    Not only has Prahlad Jani survived for 65 years without food or water, he also recently discovered Noah's Ark on a mountain in Turkey.

    1. Greek One profile image81
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      .... and credits his remarkable abilities to survive on his encounter with Jesus as a child when the former was visiting India

    2. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you have to admit, the HP forums could win some awards on outlandish forum titles/threads! lol

      1. livelonger profile image87
        livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed. It's a "News of the Weird" with commentary wink

  18. Whitney05 profile image64
    Whitney05posted 6 years ago

    Actually the first google hit is an IBN link to the article about the man. There are a few sites that talk about the man, but hubpages forum thread is top on the searches about it though.

    Here's the youtube video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDBz-VbMMQY

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee106/goReptiles/yogi_crash_620.jpg


    I do agree with relache, this is silly and there's no way. I'd quite be interested in seeing the results, though, but honestly, I doubt it'll come up with much of anything other than 'dude lies.' He snuck snickers bars or something.

    1. Greek One profile image81
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      there's a !#@@# Mars bar wrapper right there to his right!

      come on!

  19. ngureco profile image85
    ngurecoposted 6 years ago

    If people can believe cars can run on water as fuel, they can also believe man can run on air as food. The problem is that it took 65 years to come up with this claim.

  20. Obscure Divine profile image59
    Obscure Divineposted 6 years ago

    This notion is ludicrous and preposterous...  Where would "it" get the energy to produce body heat for 65 years without any caloric intake?  ...This is absolutely absurd!

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    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    There was a girl in 19th century Uk who claimed she never ate or drank.  Church officials investigated and stayed with her 24/7.  It turns out one of her sisters was bunging her stuff when no one else was about.  Believers were very disappointed.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image81
      Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In fact, there was a rash of these girls, who claimed to be sustained by the Holy Spirit alone.  Collectively, they were known as "the fasting girls."  They all either died, or were proved to be frauds.

      1. sannyasinman profile image61
        sannyasinmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This has nothing to do with religion, or "holy" anything.

        This man, if he is really doing what he says, is probably being sustained by prana, or chi. The energy, or life force, that surrounds and flows through every living thing, and which can be seen as our "aura" (scientists take note: this can now be protographed via Kirlean photography).

  22. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

    According to the report, he was kept from April 22nd to May 6th and did not eat, drink or go to the toilet once during the time.
    So that means either:

    A. He did it
    B. The 35 doctors and researchers that watched him are all idiots and he fooled them.
    C. The Defense Institute of Physiology & Allied Science (DIPAS) is lying.

    DIPAS does "physiological and biomedical research to improve human performance in extremes environments and wartime environments", so I would think they would be smart enough not to be taken in.
    And why would DIPAS lie about their results?

    Or maybe...
    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

  23. lightning john profile image60
    lightning johnposted 6 years ago

    maybe he isn't eating through his mouth, but the other end like Eric Cartman, on S.P.

    1. mythbuster profile image86
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ah, yes - the Cartman diet!

  24. MikeNV profile image76
    MikeNVposted 6 years ago

    I won't believe this until my lord and savior Barak H. Obama tells me it's true... right of the teleprompter.

  25. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    You know, that statement was completely ridiculous and unwarranted, because you obviously have problems with the President. Is it necessary for you to bring him into every conversation? roll

  26. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 6 years ago

    Because we don't understand it, and can't explain it, does not make it automatically either impossible or untrue.

 
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