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Hunger Pangs II

India’s Defence Research Development Organisation is studying Prahlad Jani, 82, who claims to be a “breatharian” — he claims not to have eaten any food, or drunk any water, for 70 years, instead being sustained by a “spiritual life force” from a goddess that pours an “elixir” into him. “If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science,” says a DRDO spokesman. The military laboratory is conducting various tests to see how the holy man fares. (RC/London Times) ...If they’re going to run tests, maybe they should start with a polygraph.
Original Publication Date: 16 May 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.
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