Someone sent me some information on Breatharianism. The philosophy is that if air was pure then we could live on it alone without having to eat or drink anything solid and that thousands of years ago this is exactly what we did. My first thought on looking at the picture on the homepage was ‘that guy needs a good meal inside him’.

What clinched it for me was this:

Science has proven that the average person can live 30 days or more on just air and water alone. But only a few minutes without air.


I also like:

Electrons do not eat, atoms do not eat, molecules do not eat, cells do not eat, and the body is built of and sustained by the cells, and not by what man eats.

which seems to gloss over the fact that cells do indeed seem to eat, as is defined as one of the five characteristics of living things. Luckily there is some good advice to be found here:

At this time the Earth is not ready to support a permanent no eating life style. I believe Everyone should continue to eat until the proper time.

So that’s a relief. Lunch isn’t cancelled.

I know I shouldn’t laugh at other people’s beliefs, but I will anyway. If you take nothing else from Breatharianism, remember

The Human Body is simply a love machine.

James Brown couldn’t have put it better.

Read all about Breatharianism
Some articles on the dangers of Breatharianism

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