Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Big stuff




What I learned today:

A Kitti's hog-nosed bat (also called bumblebee bat) from Thailand is the world's smallest mammal. It's only 1.2 inches long and weighs 0.07 ounces.

Ya know how much does an adult moose weighs?

Males weigh 1,200 to 1,600 pounds, and females 800 to 1,300 pounds.

The heaviest person in medical history was Jon Brower Minnoch (USA, 1941–1983), who suffered from obesity since childhood. He was 6 ft 1 in tall and weighed 1,400 lbs.

I'd say large and in charge. Kinda like Cheyney, huh?

25 comments:

kenju said...

That's a some-kinda-scary sculpture up there!

Keith said...

You don't call some that fat as "FATTY" and live!

AP3 said...

Those are some interesting factoids!

actonbell said...

Ew, that picture makes your blog look fat.
Kitti's hog-nosed bat, huh? Mighty interesting. Might me mistaken for a bumblebee, and SWATTED, no?

Monique said...

I can't even imagine what a person would look like at 1400 pounds!!

Fred said...

I'm gonna throw up after looking at that. I've gotta go now...

Libby said...

i dunno...i might've seen that 1,400 lb guy on jerry springer....

dddragon said...

and I thought that I was large ...

Lucy said...

I think your onto something with this "learn something new everyday" thing. You learned about moose weights (which i now know too) but i also learned Cheney might have a 2nd career. Maybe he should try some different poses.

Sar said...

ACK! MY EYES! MY EYES!

That image is going to weigh heavy in my mind. ;)

The Lazy Iguana said...

That Cheney photo is going to haunt me till the day I die.

I hope you are happy.

Ivy the Goober said...

holy crapamoli, batman. I'm likely to beat his record if I don't start changing my eating habits.

still life said...

I recently watched a documentary about a man who weighed 752 pounds! By the age of 11 or so he weighed around 300 pounds. He spent his days in bed as he could not walk... I just don't understand how that could happen to someone.

Tom & Icy said...

I thought if you learned too much your head would explode.

KristieD said...

that pic of cheney is disturbing and will probably linger in my mind for a few days...keeping me awake at nights :( But on the subject of weighing 1400 lbs...How does someone actually get THAT big? I just dont understand. Once you see yourself getting into a fewhundred lbs, dont you start to realize its time to change?? I just dont get it.

Mary said...

That picture should come with a warning, I think I'm scarred for life.

lime said...

that picture is going to give me nightmares for weeks!! you shoulda posted a warning or something!!!!

lime said...

that picture is going to give me nightmares for weeks!! you shoulda posted a warning or something!!!!

Christine said...

I was remembering a toy I had as a kid. It was a trivia robot that worked using an 8 track tape device (yes, I am that old). One of the questions was, "who was the fattest man that ever lived" It wasn't the guy you mentioned so he probably was just a measely 900 or so at the time. I believe his name was Robert Hughes. Who was "so tubby they had to bury him in a piano case". Anyway, it just occurred to me how PC that robot wasn't and how things have sure changed (and not necessarily for the better) since the early 19blahblahs.

Minka said...

Yikes, the poor guy being so displayes and not appreciated for his round curves.
I think it is hard for people that are really really big to go back and try to be more healthy. It just seems impossible to them to change anything and they figure they might as well continue down the road.

Doug said...

I'd heard that about Cheney. How did I miss this post? I must be working too much.

Peter said...

Hey the big fella was still a couple of hundred pounds lighter than a BIG moose !!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Cheney reminds me of that famous statue. You know the one. The Stinker?

dddragon said...

This photo scares me. Please post something else so that when I come by, I don't see it!

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