TIL Daniel Lambert (1770- 1809), the heaviest authenticated person in history at that time, once fought a bear on the streets of Leicester and only gave up horseback hunting when his weight exceeded 560 pounds

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Poor horse


He was a gaol keeper. I misread that as a goal keeper and figured that made sense as he was so large he’d block the goal.


Shocking that he died at 39, truly a surprise


There’s a man alive with a very similar story. His name is Bert Kreischer


Today’s record is more than 500kg, imagine comparing the two