Thursday, August 26, 2010
An Homage to Andre the Giant
DBSF and a colleague were doing some Big John Studd research when we inevitably came across the Wikipedia page for Andre the Giant. It's worth 10 minutes of your time to read the whole thing but DBSF felt it was imperative to draw your attention to Andre's mythic beer drinking capabilities. His three all-time totals in one sitting are:
3. 119 12 ounce beers in 6 hours. Andre supposedly passed out and couldn't be moved so people just had to leave him there.
2. 197 16 ounce beers in one sitting. This was confirmed by Mike Graham and Dusty Rhodes, which is commensurate to getting word from Kim Jong-il that he has literally zero intention of building a nuclear arsenal.
1. The Fabulous Moolah, in her autobiography (yes, she has one, no this isn't DBSF 1980's satire) claims that Andre once drank 327 beers in a Reading, PA hotel bar. Walking in and seeing Andre the Giant sh*t-hammered with 250 beer cans while you thought you were just losing a weekend to some second cousin's wedding in nowhere Pennsylvania has to be probably the greatest pick-me-up ever.
To put 327 beers in perspective, consider the following. That's about 30.5 gallons or just less than 1 oil barrel of beer. Assuming there are 150 calories in a beer that comes out to 49,050 calories. Considering that the average 31-50 year old woman should consume 1,800 calories per day (2,200 for men) that means that Andre in one beer sitting consumed the caloric intake for 27.25 women.
For the second piss break between beers 156 and 157 Andre probably had to consume 3 or 4 beers just to fill the 11 minutes it took him to urinate.