I call bullshit

 Insanity can strike anyone, anywhere

Insanity can strike anyone, anywhere

"Breatharian" couple claims they eschew food, live solely on "cosmic energy". They look rather well nourished for a couple who aren't dining, but if they are now forced to do without nourishment after calling national attention to themselves, we should see the end of this movement within a month or two.

Back in 1969, when I was 15, my parents let me travel to Puerto Rico with my best friend (whose parents were as crazy as mine), and we spent a week camping on the beach in Rincon, where we met a band of "fruitarians". Perfectly nice people, they declined to wear clothing, and  subsisted on an entirely-fruit diet, going so far as to bathe in fruit juice, rather than water. I haven't seen a stickier, scrawnier, more unhealthy group of people in my life. They were no longer there when we returned the next year, but we didn't look for their bones, just hoped that they'd returned to Texas, from whence they'd come (walking all the way to Florida, they said, only giving up and taking a boat to Puerto Rico when they figured out that they couldn't swim that far).  

Not that I'm knocking this idea: to the contrary, I'd like to see it adopted by all our SJWs, and the entire Democratic Congressional body. Go for it, guys.