Dispatches from the Creation Wars

World’s Dumbest Website?

Does anyone remember those reports a while back about some Indian guru who hadn’t had to eat any food in 7 years? Well here’s a website that tells how he did it – by looking at the sun. This allowed him to “store the sun’s energy in his brain” and therefore did away with the need for food. No, wait; I’m serious:

His formula was simple: either at sunrise or sunset (when the intensity of the sun is at its minimum) stand on the earth and stare directly at the sun for 10 seconds. Adding an additional 10 seconds to the total sungazing time each consecutive day. In 6 months your hungers would be under control and understood. Stand there for 10 months you would never need food again. Not only that, but, you would not have to stare at the sun again. After 44 minutes of sungazing one would be ‘full’, energized, just like a solar charged battery. There was no need to continue the practice. Essentially, HRM preached to the world that within one year, anyone could learn to live without the need for food.

I was told that a few by-products of the sungazing practice included: a decrease in irritability, a decrease in anger, a decrease in frustration and an increase in memory. Not to mention bold claims of complete relief from all disease. Hey now, where do I sign up? I was open to anything that could potentially decrease my frustrations regarding relationships and increase my ability to remember my neighbors name.

Unreal. Mr. Barnum, call your office. We’ve got a live one.


  1. #1 MartinM
    September 7, 2006

    We’ve got a live one.

    Though possibly not for long.

  2. #2 Skip Evans
    September 7, 2006

    The movie Super-Size Me had a guy try something similar.

    He had no food for thirty days…
    …he went to McDonald’s.

  3. #3 Sastra
    September 7, 2006

    I note they don’t mention a decrease in vision problems.

  4. #4 KeithB
    September 7, 2006

    Randi will not even test these guys, since if you prevent them from cheating, they can potentially kill themselves.

  5. #5 Boosterz
    September 7, 2006

    If you can find a way to work Jesus into that story we may have a way to both blind and starve all of the religious fundamentalists afflicting the United States. I always figured we’d get rid of them by improving education, but hey, if it works…

  6. #6 tacitus
    September 7, 2006

    Reminds me of an old British comedy movie (Carry On Doctor, I think) which had a scene where patients with bad eyesight were told to stare into the sun to improve it!

  7. #7 tacitus
    September 7, 2006

    Bah! The man has no confidence in his cure. In tiny letter at the bottom of the page:

    DISCLAIMER – Be aware that much of the material on the this site represents opinions and interpretations. This information should NOT be regarded as necessarily being true and scientific. With what you learn here, do your own research and discuss your options with health care professionals involved in your care. Please note: The information on this website is not a recommendation for treatment. Anyone reading it should consult his/her physician before considering treatment. The author and publisher can’t be held responsible for anything. Use on your own risk.

  8. #8 Matthew Young
    September 7, 2006

    This chap is also rather special, and in a very similar vein (or should that be ‘vain’):


  9. #9 Bill from Dover
    September 7, 2006

    I tried it once and all I did was sneeze.

  10. #10 qetzal
    September 7, 2006

    “I was told that a few by-products of the sungazing practice included: a decrease in irritability, a decrease in anger, a decrease in frustration and an increase in memory. Not to mention bold claims of complete relief from all disease.”

    I can believe almost all of that (except for the increase in memory). After who could be less angry, irritable, or frustrated than a dead person? Not to mention that, once you’ve starved yourself to death, you’ll never suffer another disease again.

    By the way, are the Breatharians still around? They claimed you could survive on oxygen alone. I don’t recall that sungazing was essential to their “cure” for disease.

  11. #11 J-Dog
    September 7, 2006

    Pah! Reminds me of your usual run-of-the-mill IDist, only substitute gazing at sun, with inserting head up rectum. Same old, same old. Bottom line, IMO, you can NOT use this guy’s website to overtake Uncommonly Dense as the World’s Dumbest Website.

  12. #12 c.tower
    September 7, 2006

    If I recall my comic books correctly (and I always do, not necessarilly to my credit), Superman gets all his powers from absorbing the sun’s yellow rays. So, if this guy IS telling the truth, I ain’t messing with his Kryptonian ass…

  13. #13 kemibe
    September 8, 2006

    This nuckfut has obviously been listening to too much Manfred Mann.

    Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun
    But Mama,
    That’s where the fun is…

  14. #14 Enigma
    September 8, 2006

    There was an episode of Wife Swap about two months ago where a vegan/PETA/sungazer woman switched with a hunt-to-feed my kids/make dinner for my family/poor woman. Great episode, fun to watch.

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