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Incredible kilos.

August 11, 2014

I had to do a double take when I got to the end of today’s “Advertiser” story about the problems that ambulance drivers, etc, are experiencing in handling grossly overweight patients.

I tip the scales at a modest (for my height) 1O5 k, and even that was something of a concern for the tiny Asian nurses allocated to look after me last time I had to visit the Royal Adelaide..

fattest manBut 375k??!!! ( the heaviest weight recorded locally so far) It’s called morbidly obese. Which is something of an understatement.

And it’s not just a huge handicap for the living.  Some years ago Centennial Park was forced to call in a crane to lower the coffin of a taxi driver who had only been able to continue his work  by having the bottom half of his steering wheel removed to accommodate his girth.

Meanwhile, 375k is a fleabite compared with the record established by Jon Brower Minnoch, an American who once tipped the scales at an incredible 634k…or 1400lb.

That’s not him on the right, incidentally. The gentleman taking his ease on a sofa is  Englishman Paul Mason who took out top honours in the weight  stakes in Britain with a paltry 900 or so pounds. Hardly worth mentioning…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cr Bob Schnell permalink
    August 11, 2014 12:42 pm

    Mike, I’m not quite sure, but are there rude bits showing in the photo you attached?
    You might need to add some fuzzy circles to blur some parts.


    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      August 11, 2014 3:53 pm

      No, Bob. I was VERY careful that I did not excite/offend the citizenry. Especially the gentlefolk of Goodwood…


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