Re: spike's Body, a modern medical enigma

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 07:19:59 MDT

John Marlow wrote:
> I was thinking in particular of a guy named Mawson who went through
> hell at the South Pole and lost something like half his body weight,
> starting at something like 270 (been 15, 20 years since I read about
> it) and very little of it fat. Now this is extreme, nuking the
> calories to stave off cold and damned near starving to death. (His
> dogs and supplies went down a crevasse, bye-bye, then his skinnier
> partner went terminal croaked and he couldn't bring himself to leave
> before he croaked or to eat him afterward.) Gets my vote as Toughest
> SOB Ever To Walk The Earth.

Its not difficult to loose weight in the Antarctic. My cousin lost 30
lbs while eating a 9000 calorie a day diet for three months down there.
Yes, I said nine thousand calories.

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