Monday, September 17, 2012

André the Giant- The Greatest Drunk on Earth


"Anybody want a peanut?"

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André the Giant, best known as the lovable giant Fezzik in the 1987 movie movie Princess Bride, is not only staple of Nitch upbringing but an all time real life hero.

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Born André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) Mr.Giant has been unofficially crowned "The Greatest Drunk on Earth" for once consuming 119 12-US-fluid-ounce (350 ml) beers (over 41 litres) in 6 hours. On an episode of WWE's Legends of Wrestling, Mike Graham said André once drank 156 16-US-fluid-ounce (470 ml) beers in one sitting, which was confirmed by Dusty Rhodes. Such feats can be attributed to his large size, which meant it took higher amounts of alcohol to inebriate him. In her autobiography, The Fabulous Moolah Lillian Ellison writes that:

 André drank 127 beers in a Reading, Pennsylvania hotel bar and later passed out in the lobby. The staff could not move him and had to leave him there until he awakened.

Thank you André the Giant, my sweet Fezzik for being everything I imagined you to be. Love you always!


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