Monday, April 6, 2009

Superbaby Exists, Will Destroy Us All.

Pictured above:  Artist's interpretation of grown-up Liam.

Three-year-old Michigan-born Liam Hoekstra has a rare genetic defect called "myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy."  This is just techno-babble for "mutant with super strength."

He can move furniture, hold five-pound weights, and do sit-ups with ease. His body has very little fat and enlarged muscle fibers that make him exceptionally strong. Because of his fast metabolism, Hoekstra needs to eats constantly, as many as six meals a day to avoid a caloric deficit.

He falls without getting hurt.  He can lift pieces of furniture.  He has the quickness of a cat.  He stood up at two days old.  At 5 Months old, he could do the gymnastic move where you hold yourself up on rings at your side.  My only question:  When can mad scientists extract his DNA and create a super-power potion that I can take?


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