Friday, January 07, 2011

A Real Life Jabba the Hut: World's Fattest Man Denies Devouring Cleveland

Jabba the Hut
Paul Mason
A U.K. man (one Paul Mason) got so fat (at 980 pounds) that he made Michael Moore look like a fitness freak.  The man devoured everything in sight, turkeys, hams, pizzas, homeless people, dogs and cats and even small cars.  However, there is no truth to the rumor that he also devoured Cleveland.  Now he's suing the National Health Service for not stopping him.  Someone should have wrestled him to the ground.  They would have, but they were afraid of being either crushed or devoured.

Well I may have exaggerated his actual food intake somewhat, but the guy does have a small point (the only thing about him that is small).  He told the NHS he had an eating disorder but they sent him to a mere dietitian.  This guy needed more than a diet, he needed some serious therapy.  Eating disorders are a serious mental health problem and people die from them.

At his fattest, Paul was 70 stone.  A stone is the equivalent of 14 pounds, so Paul's weight got up to 980 pounds. Paul finally got lap-band surgery and his weight has shrunk dramatically, down to 518 pounds (hopefully, still dropping).  This probably saved his life and prevented a copyright infringement lawsuit from Jabba the Hut.

You go Paul, we're rootin' for ya.

Read all about it (and see some amazing photos) here.

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

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