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Monday, September 9, 2013

Awesome Fat People: Daniel Lambert


Name: Daniel Lambert
Weight: about 700 pounds for most of his life
Nationality: English
Lived from 1770 to 1809

He made money by charging people admission to visit him in his house, was friends with a dwarf, and punched a bear and knocked it out.



HE PUNCHED A BEAR AND KNOCKED IT OUT!



The dwarf he was friends with had a wife. When she died, Daniel asked him how he felt. The dwarf said "No, she is dead, and I am not very sorry, for when I affront her, she put me on the mantle-shelf for punishment."

Daniel was a keen sportsman and despite his size was very physically active. He once walked 7 miles "with much less apparent fatigue than several middle-sized men who were of the party". He taught swimming and could swim with two men riding on his back.



HE PUNCHED A BEAR AND KNOCKED IT OUT!



Ok. This is what a bear looks like:


















HE PUNCHED A BEAR AND KNOCKED IT OUT!

400 people a day would come visit him at his house. He lived comfortably off the admission they paid.



HE PUNCHED A BEAR AND KNOCKED IT OUT!


On his tombstone:

In Remembrance of that Prodigy in Nature.
DANIEL LAMBERT.
a Native of Leicester:
who was possessed of an exalted and convivial Mind
and in personal Greatness had no Competitor
He measured three Feet one Inch round the Leg
nine Feet four Inches round the Body
and weighed
Fifty two Stone eleven Pounds!
He departed this Life on the 21st of June 1809
Aged 39 years
As a Testimony of Respect this Stone is erected by his Friends in Leicester

They left off the part where

HE PUNCHED A BEAR AND
KNOCKED IT OUT!

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