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... it possible for a man to grow to a large size...using current or future technology? By tweaking genes and/or using drugs? And also adjusting food intake. Lets say a size of...gigantopithecus blacki, 1000lb.
I know this is really stretching it, but would it be actually possible for this person to be the same size and proportions of say...King Kong? Wouldn't a person that big have to eat about 20,000 calories per day?
Larger or more efficient lungs would be needed too (the diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases is limited by the surface area of the alveoli in the lungs).
Wadlow's greatest recorded weight was 222.71 kg (35 st 1 lb) on his 21st birthday and he weighed 199 kg (31 st 5 lb) at the time of his death. His shoe size was 37AA (47 cm, 18½ in long) and his hands measured 32.4 cm (12¾ in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. He wore a size 25 ring. His arm span was 2.88 m (9 ft 5¾ in) and his peak daily food consumption was 8000 calories.
Wadlow died at 1:30 a.m. on July 15, 1940, in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace