Indian yogi Prahlad Jani has just spent two weeks under examination in hospital to verify claims he doesn’t eat, drink or go to the toilet. And guess what – he passed the “scientific” examination and is indeed a freak of nature!
According to this news report out of India today, the 83-year-old holy man (not pictured here) was “blessed by a goddess” when he was a child and doesn’t need the stuff that science says is necessary for survival. In fact, the Bearded One claims he has not taken food or water for 70 years. Even more incredible, there are people who are actually stupid enough to believe him!
The report by a Western news wire states as a matter of fact that the yogi…
… spent a fortnight in a hospital in the western India state of Gujarat under constant surveillance from a team of 30 medics equipped with cameras and closed circuit television. During the period, he neither ate nor drank and did not go to the toilet.
Constant surveillance, eh? Didn’t eat or drink a single thing? In that case he should be dead. Oh yeah, I forgot, he was blessed by a goddess!
But hold on, later in the story we’re told that the magic man did have access to water during the experiment.
“(Jani’s) only contact with any kind of fluid was during gargling and bathing periodically during the period,” G. Ilavazahagan, director of India’s Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said in a statement.
So it’s not exactly a very rigorous, controlled kind of experiment, is it? The yogi’s “mysterious” powers were being tested by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with a view to enhancing soldiers’ survival techniques.
I hope the same organisation isn’t testing the safety mechanisms on India’s nuclear arsenal, or we’re all screwed.