Chinese Man Drinks Gasoline Regularly

Posted by on July 14th, 2011

71-year-old stonecutter / bamboo weaver Chen Dejun drinks gasoline. And he isn’t dead. Apparently, he drinks it because it helps his chest pains from emphysema. Doctors theorize that he must have developed an immunity to gasoline.

71-year-old stonecutter and bamboo weaver Chen Dejun has been guzzling the stuff for half his life to quell his chest pains. But he hasn’t died.

Can we just break that down for a second? Dejun says he drinks about 3 to 3.5 liters of kerosene and/or gasoline a month. Over 42 years, that means he’s sucked down around 1.5 tons of fuel in his lifetime. That’s about 535.5 gallons, enough to fill up a Corvette almost 30 times, according to calculations by Jalopnik’s editor Ray Wert.



6 Responses to “Chinese Man Drinks Gasoline Regularly”

  1. carlos Says:

    I’m surprised he hasn’t died in a fire..

  2. EbonNebula Says:

    This could be the medical break through we’ve all been waiting for. If scientists can somehow isolate the gasoline immunity in his system, it can be developed into a vaccine. Then maybe America can finally break our dependency on overpriced foreign bottled water.

  3. Moriah Koehler Says:

    Cue fart jokes in 3, 2, 1—

  4. Moriah Koehler Says:

    Cue fart jokes in 3, 2, 1—

  5. YithPistol Says:

    I wonder if he is even actually drinking kerosine/gasoline at all. Could be hoax or joke on his part.

  6. Strange People Says:

    That’s crazy. He should be dead by now. I wonder how many people actually develop an immunity like he did.