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Man Attempts To Fast For 40 Days 'So God Would Give Him Lamborghini'

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Man Attempts To Fast For 40 Days 'So God Would Give Him Lamborghini'

A man who thought fasting for 40 days and nights would result in God giving him a Lamborghini almost died after attempting the extreme fast.

The 27-year-old church youth leader from Bindura in central Zimbabwe took himself off to a mountainous area where he hid out so no one would try and attempt to make him eat.

He was rescued 33 days later looking 'frail and almost unrecognisable', Mbare Times reports.

The man had been fasting in the hopes of getting a Lamborghini for his girlfriend, who told him it was her 'dream car'.

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Unable to afford such a flash car, the unemployed bloke thought fasting might encourage God to step in and help him out.

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Luckily for him, he was found in the nick of time and taken to Bindura General Hospital where he is said to be showing signs of recovery.

The man's church leader told the publication: "He should at least have fasted for a job since he is unemployed."

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Kind-hearted church goers tried to raise enough cash to get him a Lamborghini, but decided against the fundraiser after finding out how much the supercars cost. Still, it's the thought that counts, isn't it?

The small amount of cash they did manage to pull together will now be used to help pay for his medical bills.

The report doesn't go into detail about the type of fast the man attempted, but, theoretically humans can last for several weeks without food.

However, if he was also attempting to forego water then he'd have had a much tougher time, with experts estimating humans can only survive a few days without it.

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Dr Claude Piantadosi of Duke University in North Carolina told NBC News: "I have sort of a 100-hour rule. Depending on the temperature you are exposed to, you can go 100 hours without drinking at an average temperature outdoors.

"If it's cooler, you can go a little longer. If you are exposed to direct sunlight, it's less."

While Randall Packer, an expert on the body's water balance at George Washington University, added: "The more energy you expend the more likely you are to lose water.

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"You lose a little bit of water every time you exhale. You lose water when you sweat.

"You do make a little water when you metabolise food... but the balance is such that you always need some sort of water intake."

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Topics: World News, Weird

Claire Reid
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