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    How long a man can go without food?

    I am testing on myself basically. Today is the 2nd day I've gone without food.

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    Wanna try that one day.
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    Apparently Christian Bale went without food for almost 4 months, surviving on coffee and precious little else, and reduced his weight from 90 kgs to 50 kgs.

    I am around 10 kgs overweight. And am feeling really good today.

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    Don't starve yourself if you're looking to lose weight. You will lose weight, but not the parts you'd really want to. It is not possible to survive on merely coffee. You'd die of dehydration pretty soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Don't starve yourself if you're looking to lose weight. You will lose weight, but not the parts you'd really want to. It is not possible to survive on merely coffee. You'd die of dehydration pretty soon.
    You'd think water was a given, though.
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    Some of the IRA prisoners who went on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in the early 80s lasted upwards of 50 days, so it's possible to go for a long while.

    IIRC David Blaine supposedly existed on nothing but water for a time in one of his not-at-all-tiresome feats of endurance too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Some of the IRA prisoners who went on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in the early 80s lasted upwards of 50 days, so it's possible to go for a long while.
    Jeez! I'm told 25 days is the average human threshold. What happened? They succumb? Or were they released?

    Although not really a great leap of self-control to knock back prison food anyway, by all accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    What happened? They succumb? Or were they released?

    Not a great leap of self-control to knock back prison food anyway, by all accounts.
    Brown bread, most of them. Mrs Thatch was an extremely intransigent lady.

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    As in, they eventually gave up and ate it? Or is this another wry Anglicism of which I'm unaware (I'm assuming rhyming slang for dead)?

    You'd think they'd let the poor devils have their taters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Brown bread, most of them. Mrs Thatch was an extremely intransigent lady.
    Hmm, Bobby Sands must be up there with one of the biggest ****s ever to set foot on the planet and yet you blame Thatcher? Sands was pretty intransigent and he got what he deserved
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Hmm, Bobby Sands must be up there with one of the biggest ****s ever to set foot on the planet and yet you blame Thatcher? Sands was pretty intransigent and he got what he deserved
    They would've fared better if she hadn't snatched their milk.

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    Wow. Gotham's ****ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    As in, they eventually gave up and ate it? Or is this another wry Anglicism of which I'm unaware (I'm assuming rhyming slang for dead)?

    You'd think they'd let the poor devils have their taters.
    Sorry, yeah "brown bread" is cockney rhyming slang for dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Hmm, Bobby Sands must be up there with one of the biggest ****s ever to set foot on the planet and yet you blame Thatcher?
    No, merely stating a fact. No criticism implied. Her & Sands was a definite case of irresistable force/immovable object. If anything I sort of admire both; there's something quite Byronic about starving yourself to death for a principle, however misguided and a weaker politician might have wavered when faced with the negative publicity, but Thatcher stood firm.

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