Heaviest Man in the World.

Manuel Uribe of Monterey, Mexico, is probably the heaviest person in the world. He probably weighs about 550 kg (1,200 pounds) - probably, because there just isn't a scale that can weigh him:

Manuel Uribe, bedridden for the past five years, cannot stand on his own and will need a special flight to take him from Monterrey, Mexico to Modena, where a surgical team has offered to perform an intestinal bypass free of charge.

"I can't walk. I'm can't leave my bed," the 40-year-old Uribe, who weighs the same as five baby elephants, said in a recent telephone interview.

Link (via NinjaWax)

Update 6/29/06: Manuel Uribe successfully lost 200 lb. on a high protein diet. Doctors are postponing plans for surgery, given that Manuel is responding so well to dieting. http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/28/manuel-uribe-lost-200-lb-on-protein-diet/

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nossa fiquei muito chocada com o que aconteceu com esse rapaz estou assistindo ao programa no discolver,espero que ele consiga realmente a voltar a andar
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that is a big man but the thing i dont understand is that why not stop eating.i think they have a show on these man i watched before.he should have notice the weight gain.i mean how could you not know that you gained to much weight.i dont think we will have any more food on earth to feed billons of people. there are thousands of people that are over weight.food is a renewable resource but we sometimes take avantage of that.i weight 120 pounds i dont want to pass 200 .i think that we should put a weight limit to help us limit obuseity.i am tia and you guys need to read this
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