[thechat] 'Solar-powered' Indian invited to NASA for 'food' research HindustanTimes.com

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Tue Jul 1 08:28:43 CDT 2003


 From the "Ain't sending him my recipes" department:


Hira Ratan Manek, aka Hirachand, has not eaten in eight years. He lives on 
sunlight. But skeptical (and perhaps long-suffering) Indians should read on 
a bit before going — bah, another scam.

This 64-year-old mechanical engineer has been tried and tested by US space 
agency NASA. In June 2002, NASA verified his claims when he spent 130 days 
with its scientists drinking only water. They have even named such 
subsistence — water and solar energy — the 'HRM (Hira Rattan Manek) 




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