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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Gut Busting

Those of you worried about your fat intake should breath easy; the fat consumption of the participants and guests at the Athens Olympics is going to be staggering.

3000 gallons of olive oil, and 24000kg of cheese will be consumed during the 3 week sporting festival.

However, that is nothing compared with the diet of the ancient Olympics. It seems that a certain Milon of Croton (a well known wrestler in his day) ate 9kg of meat per day; washed down with 3 jugs of wine during the ancient Games.

Milon, outdid himself one day, after winning a weightlifting contest where he carried a bull on his shoulders; killed the aforementioned beast, and spent the rest of the day eating it.

I wonder if they suffered from indigestion?

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