Your Monday Crazy: “Breatharians” (with Cheese) | Vol. 3 / No. 10.1

It's because of the metric system | Photo: Steven Coutts, CC BY 2.0
It’s because of the metric system | Photo: Steven Coutts, CC BY 2.0

This week’s dose of crazy comes via a Facebook friend who, it turns out, has “seen a lot of sh*t,” as the saying goes. Hi Katelyn, and thanks (I think).

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I present to you the Breatharian Institute of America, proof once again that I cannot tell the difference at this point between genuine crazy and a faithful approximation.

“Breatharians” claim to be able to live on a diet of fresh air and sunshine, kind of like plants. Why they claim this is anyone’s guess, but in the following exchange, a Mr. Wiley Brooks¬†explains that the diet can also include diet coke and double quarter-pounders (with cheese).

Would you believe a double-quarter with cheese and diet coke could possibly be 5d based? The frequencies of a substance in dictated by it component part. In other words, the sum total frequencies of all of its parts equal the base frequency of that item.

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DO YOU KNOW THE BASE FREQUENCY OF THE DOUBLE-QUARTER-POUNDER WITH CHEESE MEAL FROM MCDONALD AND DIET COKE?

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The secret in the diet coke is the “LIQUID LIGHT”.

The type of container and its’ size combined with the diet coke ingredients equal the base frequency of its liquid light.

Seriously, go read the rest. And have a happy Monday, everyone.

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Richard Ford Burley is a writer and doctoral candidate at Boston College, as well as an editor at Ledger, the first academic journal devoted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In his spare time he writes about science, skepticism, feminism, and futurism here at This Week In Tomorrow.