February 16, 2009

Say What?: I Think I May Be Speechless!

Let's wrap up this three-day weekend with a chuckle and a big "Huh????".

I think you'll get a kick out of this; I sure did!

There is a man by the name of Wiley Brooks who runs the Breatharian Institute of America.

In case you are not familiar with the concept, breatharians do not believe foods and liquids are necessary for human survival.

They -- the handful of them that exist around the world -- claim to simply live off of air and sunlight.

I know. Just stick with me for a minute-- this gets really good, I promise.

For the mere cost of $10,000,000 (yes, all those zeros belong there), Mr. Brooks will take you on a five-day spiritual journey to Southern Utah and teach you the secrets to living the rest of your life without a bite of food or drop of liquids.

According to Mr. Brooks, this not only makes you healty and strong -- it also heightens your productivity. In his mind, the more you eat, the more you sleep (as a result of being breatharian, he claims to sleep just one hour a day and never feel tired.)

There is also some overly vague and convoluted promise of leaving the third dimension behind and entering a fifth one.

The kicker? Prior to taking on your breatharian lifestyle, Mr. Brooks needs you to meditate and subsist on nothing but McDonald's Quarter Pounders and Diet Coke (something about these foods having the perfect harmonic convergence)!

If you're in need of some laughter, you can view his overly detailed instructions here.

Believe it or not, Mr. Wiley had his share of followers in the 1980s.

Oh, and this is his retort to skeptics: "if food is good for you, why does the body excrete it?"


Luise said...

Because if you eat enough Quarter Pounders, you'll store up so much fat you can live off of it for a good few weeks.

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John Serrao said...

You ought to do an interview with him - should be interesting to say the least.

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness. Insane!