Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Baby Hercules

(via) A rare medical condition (myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, to be exact) has given a little boy the strength of ten toddlers.
"We call him The Hulk, Hercules, the Terminator," his mother said.

Liam can run like the wind, has the agility of a cat, lifts pieces of furniture that most children his age couldn't push across a slick floor and eats like there is no tomorrow -- without gaining weight.

"He's hungry for a full meal about every hour because of his rapid metabolism," Dana Hoekstra said. "He's already eating me out of house and home."
I'm not sure if he's going to grow up to fight crime or just perform twelve labors, but either way it's terrifically interesting!

There were a number of news articles a few years ago about a toddler with this condition; see this article for a photo.
Hey, thanks for the tip, Ted!
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