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World’s Heaviest Woman – The Story about Pauline Potter – Real or Invented

Introduction

It is more than one Year since my last post on this blog. (My Last post on this blog was posted on 2nd August 2011.) Until I read the story in the Huffington Post, I didn’t think that my first post on this blog would be commenting bizarre news.

The story of Pauline Potter was reported in the Huffington Post under “Bizarre news” section. Bizarre news mean’s something strange but true. Well, almost for everyone this news is taken very seriously but not strange, because it reinforces their belief that obesity is caused by overeating. This is the reason that I have found important enough to discuss on my Blog. 

 

The first story is reported in the Huffington Post on June 2011.

Pauline Potter Crowned Guinness World Records’ Heaviest Woman 

And the second story is reported in the Huffington Post on July 2012.

Pauline Potter Weight Loss: “World’s Heaviest Woman Loses 98 Pounds With Marathon Sex

In the Guinness World Records online and there is a post from September 14th, 2011 saying “The 47-year-old from Sacramento, California has been confirmed as weighing 291.6 kg (643 lbs.) by Guinness World Records™.

Reading those two stories I came to the conclusion that something is wrong.  Something makes me think that she (Pauline Porter), who is regarded by almost everyone as the “World’s heaviest women”, doesn’t exist.

According to the media, she has contacted Guinness World Records but there is no mention that anyone from Guinness World Records contacted her in person. This leads me to the conclusion that she is crowned as the heaviest women on Earth by Guinness World Records with just one phone call. It seems to me that the credibility of Guinness World Records is questionable, but that is another subject.

One more thing is that on 18th of August 2011, just a few weeks before Pauline Potter is accepted by Guinness World Records as the heaviest women in the world, the Sun and other media report the story about Susanne Eman “World’s fattest woman at 52 STONE scoffs more than 20,000 calories a day” published in the Sun 18th August 2011.  (52 Stone = 728 lbs.)

If it is true that Susanne Eman weights 728lbs, than how is it that Pauline Potter, who weighs 643 lbs., 85lbs less than Susanne Eman, is crowned as the heaviest women in the world by Guinness World Records. This is one more fact that seriously undermines the credibility of Guinness World Records. But as I said before, that is another subject because this post is not to meant be concerned about the credibility of Guinness World Records.

I tried to find something in Wikipedia” List of the heaviest people” but there is nothing about Pauline Potter or Susanne Eman.

It seems to me that the story about Susanne Eman “World’s fattest woman at 52 STONE scoffs more than 20,000 calories a day” published in the Sun 18th August 2011   and many other newspapers are a hoax.

Side note: If you take a closer look on the picture of Pauline Potter and the picture of Susanne Eman, you may find plenty similarities between the two but you will hardly find anything similar to them real obese people.

According to the media, Pauline Potter eats 10,000 calories per day and Susanne Eman eats 20,000 calories per day.  Almost everyone believes, and no one thinks that it is necessary to prove whether it is possible to eat 20,000 or even 10,000 calories every day.

The story about women eating 20,000 calories a day among other media is published on Opposing Views website. People from Opposing Views are opposed to many views, but they do not oppose the belief that obese people can eat 20,000 calories, and it is not expect from them to oppose the belief that obese people eat 30,000 calories a day or 40,000 calories a day. Also, it is not expect from people of the Opposing View website, or from the general population, including university professors involved in the research of obesity to oppose any possible claim that obese people eat 100,000 calories a day.

The story about “Pauline Potter Crowned Guinness World Records’ Heaviest Woman” is very likely invented by someone, with the purpose to make money and/or to strengthen the belief that severe obesity is caused by overeating.

The story in the Daily Mail from 22 November 2011 strengthens my belief that it is invented with intention to strengthen the belief that obese people are obese because they eat too much.

According to the article published in the Huffington Postby a pop culture journalist David Moyes, “Potter’s amazing story will be featured in the 2012 Guinness World Records, which will be released Sept. 15th. The new book will feature a section on Extreme Beauty.”

The second story published in the Huffington post and many other media “Pauline Potter Weight Loss: World’s Heaviest Woman Loses 98 Pounds With Marathon Sex” is very likely invented to reduce attention on the claims that she will be featured in the 2012 Guinness World Records, which will be released Sept. 15th.   Claiming that she lost 98 pounds make everyone think that she doesn’t regard herself as the world heaviest women, which will consequently lead to no one being interested to examine the trustworthiness of the claim that she will be featured in the 2012 Guinness World Records..

Well the Sept 15th 2012 is around the corner. Let see if “Potter’s Amazing Story” will be featured in the 2012 Guinness World Records. Maybe they already have an excuse that she wouldn’t be featured in Guinness Book of Records because the 20012 edition of Guinness Book of Records wouldn’t have “The Section on Extreme Beauty”. As I said, Sept 15th 2012 is around the corner. Let see if I am wrong.

Side note: According to Wikipedia “The next book to be released, Guinness World Records 2013, is scheduled to be released on 11th September 2012.”

There are plenty of people who express concern for Pauline Porter, like on this blog (suethsayings), but no one expresses the concern how this story will make it more miserable life to millions of people, including millions of children.

I’m not sure but I think that someone was inspired by American comedy film “ Norbit” directed by Brian Robbins (stars Eddie Murphy and Thandie Newton in 2007).  It seems that the character Rasputia from Norbit had given the Idea for the fictional Pauline Porter.

In the Norbit movie, Rasputia and Norbit are played by Edie Murphy.  If the story of Pauline Potter is invented, it will be interesting to know who played “The world women” and who played the world’s heaviest women in the Dr Phil and Dr Oz show.

For Dr Oz, Dr Phil and most other people it is much more comfortable to talk about extremely rare cases of people who don’t care, or at least they publicly pretend not to care about their weight, but it is not comfortable to talk about the vast majority of obese people who try everything to lose weight, but still they remain obese despite following all advice about weight loss, they continue to further gain weight.)

I hope that some serious journalists will do some investigations, and prove or very likely disprove, the truthfulness of these stories.

Despite the fact that there are a many other things that lead me to be suspicious in the stories about Pauline Potter and Susanne Eman, there is still a possibility that I may be wrong.

In the case that I am wrong, I will ask everybody to accept my apology. Let see what the response will be of Dr Oz, Dr Phil and many journalist , bloggers, etc. who are responsible for the publicity of stories about Pauline Potter and Susanne Eman, in case that I am right.

From journalists and the world’s most renowned university professor’s involved in obesity; there is no apology when they are wrong about the cause of obesity or about their treatments for obesity. They can come with any theory about the cause or solution for obesity with impunity. It doesn’t matter how their theories make lives of so many people more miserable. I think that if not all, many university professors have realised that their belief and their theories (anabolism, catabolism, Krebs cycle etc.), which is based on their belief about the causes of weight gain and weight loss are created because they didn’t knew that human body excrete calories. (Before I have published work about “Counting Calories” and “Energy Balancer”, people involved in the weight loss industry have believed that every calorie in food intake, if not spent through  basal metabolism or through physical activity will be stored as body fat.)

The theories known as anabolism and catabolism are clear examples of not knowing that human body excrete some amount of energy in food intake as a metabolic waste. The fact, that human body excrete some amount of energy in food intake as a metabolic waste, makes “Anabolism” and “Catabolism” theories a pseudoscience.

Only in the section of bizarre news is the credibility of these sources hard to prove, there is evidence to support the credibility of the established science of weight gain and weight loss.

In real life, there is no evidence that the established science of weight gain and weight loss works.

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