Sunday, September 24, 2006

Advice for Being Part of The Human race

If you love someone, tell them. Lather, rinse, REPEAT.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Another Bubble Burst

I just read that the fattest living person in the world is some guy in Italy and he is 1204 pounds.

My whole life I have been I have been laboring under the impression that the fattest man ever was Robert Earl "Bob" Hughes, at 1069 pounds. I remember this from buying my copy of the Guinness Book of World Records at the school bookmobile every year (along with Great Quartebacks of the NFL - w/ YA Tittle & Bart Starr). Each volume was the same: Mr. Hughes was the undisputed heaviest person ever.

After a little research today, I come to find that there have been more than a few folks who have outdone Bob, including someone here in NY. Clearly I have been picking up the wrong Guinness all these intervening years. The heaviest person ever, you will be surprised to learn, was a woman called Carol Yager of Flint Michigan (that she is American is not surprising), who was over 1600 lbs.

I'm not trying to make sport of morbid obesity, merely to point out my sadness in Bob's demise. Some kid is staring at the latest Guinness World Book of Records, oblivious.

Robert Earl Hughes at his fighting weight of 700 pounds.