The Man Who Fasted For 382 Days

Most people can survive without food for at least a few weeks, maybe a bit longer. Eventually, however, starvation kills.

Yet the limits on how long people can go without eating are complicated; without water people are unlikely to last a week, but the amount of time starvation takes can vary drastically. Take the story of Angus Barbieri — for 382 days, ending 11 July 1966, the then-27-year-old Scotsman ate nothing.

He had coffee and tea, and took vitamins. He was being monitored by doctors. He was originally only going to go on a short fast, but when it came time to break his fast, he decided to keep going with it.

Read the whole story here: The True Story of a Man Who Survived Without Any Food For 382 Days.

And here's an abstract of a journal article in US National Library of Medicine: Features of a successful therapeutic fast of 382 days' duration.

Angus Barbieri before and after his 382 day fast

No comments:

Post a Comment