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Man cannot live by bread alone?

Asked by AstroChuck (37306points) September 20th, 2008 from iPhone

Of course he can’t. But assuming our man had only whole grain bread to eat and water (with a little lemon to fight scurvy) to drink, how long could he survive?

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JackAdams's avatar

He would survive until he died.

That’s just a guess, you understand.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I bet one could go for quite a while. A month? Two months? Water is the key, but you’d have to have some protein or fat at some point.

JackAdams's avatar

The Guinness Book of World RecordsĀ® has a listing for a guy who was placed in a holding cell at some jail, and was literally forgotten about, for 18 days, where he went without any food or water.

When they finally “remembered him” and rushed to his cell, he was almost dead from starvation and dehydration.

scamp's avatar

According to this discussion, about two years.

Seesul's avatar

According to this, AC, 71 years is the record to date.

JackAdams's avatar

OMG, Seesul!

I didn’t know that he had died!

Where do I send flours?

scamp's avatar

@Seesul OMG! he was a cannibal??

Seesul's avatar

Well, scamp, as the saying goes: “you are what you eat”. actually, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen was a rooster eating a piece of fried chicken, but it was in Louisiana, so I can’t blame him.

scamp's avatar

Ha ha!! Once in a pub with my SO, I ordered a cup of turkey soup. He said, Ha ha, you are what you eat, Turkey!!” Without missing a beat, I told the waitress, “My friend here will have a huge bowl of cream of asshole please.” Everyone within earshot was rolling, and SO said touche!

JackAdams's avatar

I now understand why you are called, Scamp

A truly brilliant comeback…

scamp's avatar

Why thank you kind sir!! ha ha!!

Knotmyday's avatar

Absolutely not. Hence, peanut butter.

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