Strange things are super dope, and The Discovery Channel isn’t afraid to show them to the world. While at work one night, a documentary called The World’s Heaviest Man was on. With a title like that, watching something else wasn’t an option; plus my interest in the weird prevented me from channel surfing. The show was about Manuel Uribe (a native of Monterrey Mexico) who weighed in at a scale crushing 1,230 pounds (560 kilograms), earning him the Guinness World Record as the world’s heaviest man back in ’06.
Since that time, Uribe has roughly shed a miraculous 550 pounds (250 kilograms) with the help of Claudia Solis, his lady friend whom he met four years ago. Read more after the jumpity jump
I guess that old phrase “love conquers all” is true, because Uribe and Solis just got married. Yahoo.com has the proof:
“MONTERREY, Mexico – The world’s heaviest man has tied the knot. Manuel Uribe, who hasn’t left his bed in six years, married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis Sunday in northern Mexico.
“He later broke into tears as a notary declared the couple husband and wife in a civil ceremony attended by more than 400 guests. For the traditional first dance as newlyweds, Uribe and Solis held hands and swayed to a romantic ballad.
“A flatbed truck was brought in to tow his custom-made bed decorated with a canopy, flowers and gold-trimmed bows to the wedding at a local event hall.”
Good for you brother! When you’re health is in check, rock the hell out of her!