Indian doctors are studying an 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water.
Military doctors hope the experiments on Prahlad Jani can help soldiers develop their survival strategies.
The long-haired and bearded yogi is under 24-hour observation by a team of 30 specialists during three weeks of tests at a hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.I thought I remembered hearing about this yogi before, so I looked up some more information on him and found a BBC article about him from 2003. Jani is also mentioned in a Wikipedia entry about inedia, which is apparently what the alleged ability to live without food is called (although the entry states that the word "inedia" simply means "fasting" in Latin).
Some people think Jani is a fraud, but according to the news articles I've found, the physicians have not seen him eat, drink, or use a toilet. If he is a fraud, he's a good one. If he is legit, then he is a pretty unique guy.
I'm not sure if should be amazed or if I should feel sorry for him....he's missing out on some good stuff!