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Rare Condition Gives Toddler Super Strength

samzenpus posted about 5 years ago | from the put-your-father-down dept.

Idle 8

Liam Hoekstra is only 19 months old but he already has washboard abs and amazing strength. Liam suffers from a rare genetic condition called myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy. The condition promotes above-normal growth of the skeletal muscles; it doesn't affect the heart and has no known negative side effects, according to experts. Liam has about 40 percent more muscle mass than normal and needs a lot of food because of his increased metabolism. "He's hungry for a full meal about every hour because of his rapid metabolism," said his adoptive mother, Dana Hoekstra. "He's already eating me out of house and home." When Liam wants a toy, Liam gets a toy.

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April fools, tools. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27409113)

April fools, tools.

Thank you (1)

azav (469988) | about 5 years ago | (#27410067)

Thank you for that two year old news flash. I'm all caught up now on what happened in May of 2007

Re:Thank you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27418835)

Oh get off the lawn already. If Slashdot coposted every article Fark [fark.com] did, there'd still be cool and bizarre stories missed...

Oh you pretty things (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27418385)

(oh you pretty things)
Don't you know you're driving your
Mamas and papas insane
Let me make it plain
You gotta make way for the homo superior

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Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27418607)

He's 3 now...old story

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