The world’s fattest man who once weighed 1,297 pounds and spent seven years stuck in bed has successfully undergone gastric bypass surgery.
Mexican Juan Pedro Franco has been on a three-month diet and lost 385 pounds to prepare him for the operation in Guadalajara intended to drop his weight by half.
His surgeon Jose Castaneda said the procedure went smoothly and that if he recovered as planned, his patient would be scheduled for another trip to the operating theater to modify the size of his stomach and intestines.
Eman Abdul Atti died as a result of heart disease and kidney dysfunction according to a statement from Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
A statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said that Eman Abdul Atti died at 4.35am. The hospital said: ‘Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family.’ At one point, Atti reportedly weighed around 1,100lbs. Doctors blamed her weight on a thyroid condition. Atti arrived in the UAE in May, receiving care from a team of 20 doctors at Burjeel Hospital. She earlier received medical treatment in India and underwent surgery that saw her lose some 600lbs.
A Japanese pensioner aged 112 years and 259 days has been certified as the world’s oldest living man.
Masazo Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records at a ceremony in his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
The sweet-toothed supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn in northern Japan for four generations, celebrated the big news with an appropriately big cake.
Mr Nonaka’s family suggested he may owe his longevity to his penchant for soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs and indulging in cake and sweets.
Jeanne Calment spent her life doing almost everything that doctors advise against if you want to live a long life. She smoked, she drank, she played with guns, she ate excessive amounts of sugar and red meat, and she never ate breakfast, save for a cup or two of coffee.
Her birth date of June 1, 1889, was apparently confirmed by the Russian government on her passport but it’s still hard to believe considering the oldest person ever documented was 122.
At just 5ft 2″ tall and weighing in at 4st 3lb, Lizzie Velasquez, 24, appears worryingly thin at first glance. But her tiny frame wasn’t caused by an eating disorder. Instead, it is the result of a syndrome so rare that it is shared by just two other people. Her condition means that try as she might, Lizzie, from Austin in Texas, finds it impossible to gain weight or store fat, and as a result, she’s forced to eat up to 60 small meals a day.
I often get this chat question “who is the thinnest man in the world?” Tom Staniford and Jeremy Gillitzer are said to be the thinnest men in the world. However their thinnest are as a result of different reason.
Jeremy Gillitzer was once an admired successful male model with stunning looks and a great bicep. However behind that great look, Jeremy is said to have battled bulimia and anorexia for more than a quarter century.
As a result his condition was chronic starvation, self-induced vomiting and extreme exercise which left him pale and almost skeletal. During his last years Jeremy was said to have open a blog to show people the reality of his eating disorder and to reach out to other sufferers. However Jeremy lost the battle with the weight of 29.93 kg(66 pounds )at the age of 38 in year 2010.
The only admissible evidence upon the true height of giants is that of recent date made under impartial medical supervision.”
These were the words of Norris and Ross McWhirter, the founders of Guinness World Records, in 1955. They went on to dismiss claims for legendary giants such as the biblical Og, King of Bashan (allegedly 9 Assyrian cubits, or 494.03 cm/16 ft 2.5 in tall), citing “confusion of units”.
What’s that line from “Big?” Oh, yeah, “I wish I were big.” Well, wished or not, it came true — and then some — for a few select women around the world. Traditionally, women don’t grow as much as men, but there are some notable exceptions that make it a literal pain in the neck for people to look at ladies because they’re just so high up.
Here’s a look at some of the women who’ve probably heard all the lamest jokes, from “How’s the weather up there?” to “Get your head out of the clouds.” Good thing they’re tall because they need to have a high tolerance for the inane comments that have come their way.