Saturday, June 02, 2007

Meeting the world's heaviest man

By Duncan Kennedy BBC News, Mexico City

To really appreciate Manuel Uribe's size, you have to do a bit of lateral thinking. Picture in your mind an ordinary adult male. Then another.

And another. And another. And another. And another.

And, finally, one more. Seven fully grown men in all, standing in a line. Now, add up their weight. Only then would you be getting close to Manuel Uribe. The raw statistics are breathtaking.

At his peak, he weighed 560kg, or 1234lb, or 88st. That's half a ton. Small Japanese cars come in lighter... More here.


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