Just how fat can one get?

We rightly worry about the explosive epidemic of obesity in the developed world, especially among children.
But, of course, excessive weight has been exhibited by unusual people in the past. I was reminded of this earlier this week when I spent a day in Leicester with my sister. We visited the Newarke Houses Museum which contains a section commemorating a famous local man called Daniel Lambert who was born in 1770 and died in 1809.
Incredibly his weight was 52 stone 11 pounds (335 kg). There are records of a few people in Britain and America whose size has surpassed Daniel Lambert’s, but he still has a place in the “Guinness Book Of Records”.
You can read about him here.


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