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Skepchick Quickies, 6.4

Jen

Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. OMFSM! I remember watching a report on the Breatharians many many years ago when I snuck out of bed as a young tike to watch TV past my bedtime. Of all people, it was Bill “We’ll do it Live” O’Reilly that introduced me to this group on Inside Edition.

    If I recall correctly (according to Inside Edition, anyway), their philosophy is that we do not actually require food to live, that merely by breathing the air (thus, “BreathAir-ian”) and woo-mumbo-jumbo-ing, we can live purely, without contamination by, you know, nutrients.

    Of course, the Breatharians do enjoy the taste of food, so they don’t go completely without… But just so you know, they COULD.

  2. The breatharian website is hilarious… they give you some 5 dimensional words (sic) to meditate with, along with some of the hints (let me quote here):

    Do the meditation excersize before drinking lots of diet coke in the 20 oz and 1 liter sizes (with caffeine) in the plastic bottles only. Along with a double-quarter-pounder/with cheese meal at McDonald’s only.

    and:

    IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT DRINK WATER OF ANY KIND OR FROM ANY SOURCE AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY,DO NOT EAT ANY FRUITS OR VEGETABLES DOING THIS REGIME!!!

    Isn’t breatharianism just a cool religion?!

  3. I clicked on the Breatharian link and only got this far before nearly falling out of my chair:

    Wiley Brooks, Breatharian, Spiritual Teacher, Inter-dimensional Traveler, and Founder of the Breatharian Institute Of America

    Whaaaa? *giggles*

  4. I’ve just learned that Martin Sargent has done an interview with this guy for “Internet Superstar” (you can get it on revision3.com or from iTunes). It’s a must see! :) I just watched it.

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