Grenade explodes at 45 seconds. Today’s viral video for the bona fide American idiot class.
Four years ago, ninnies in the US media published the ridiculous unattributed nonsense that the most famous physical fitness freak in the world consumed 12,000 calories a day.
This year, it was revived, eventually triggering the viral video above, created by someone who has made a career exploiting personal brain damage and the thrill hundreds of thousands of stupid people get from sharing the disgusting things of the world.
“[Like] … Olympics hero Michael Phelps, reportedly eats anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 calories per day when training, roughly the calorie load of three to six large pizzas.” — the Boston Herald, 2008
Swimmer Michael Phelps’s next career may be in competitive eating. Besides grabbing five gold medals at the Beijing Olympics so far, making him the winningest Olympic athlete ever, he’s got to be setting new marks on the chow line.
A New York Post account of Phelps’s… wait for it… 12,000-calorie-a-day diet, gave us a stomachache. Could one human being really consume that much and still be in Phelps’s shape? And could this possibly be healthy for Phelps, even considering his five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week exercise regimen?
Here’s Phelps’s typical menu. (No, he doesn’t choose among these options. He eats them all, according to the Post.)
Breakfast: Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grits. Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes. — Wall Street Journal, 2008
Anyone who followed Michael Phelps’ astonishing performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games surely will remember one of the secrets of his success: Consuming as many as 12,000 calories in a day. — some twat who writes a food blog at NPR, a couple days ago
Much to the chagrin of binge dieters everywhere, it turns out that Michael Phelps’ “garbage disposal” routine of eating 12000 calories a day … — some twat at the Guardian, a few days ago
Phelps, the Olympic diet doesn’t sound like much of one at all, with the daily calorie intake creeping upwards of 12000 calories a day. — LAist
Michael Phelps told NBC he eats 12,000 calories a day — six times the recommended normal for an average adult male. –a twat at Discovery
While swimmer Michael Phelps gets paid to talk about how Subway provides some of the 12000 calories he consumes every day … — a twat at Slate
Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won won eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, eats 12000 calories a day when in training to meet his energy .. — Mason City Gazette, late July
Swimming superstar Michael Phelps once claimed he scoffed up to 12000 calories a day. — ABC News affiliate
Not one thought to add the disclaimer: “What a load of shit.”
“Wednesday, Phelps told Ryan Seacrest in an interview ….
“I never ate that much,” Phelps said. “It’s all a myth. I’ve never eaten that many calories.”