The Top Of The Podium Just Got Higher - The Intrepid

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Top Of The Podium Just Got Higher

Michael Phelps Bong
Well it seems that Olympians aren’t just better athletes than the rest of us—they’re also better at doing drugs. Michael Phelps, the hero of the 2008 Summer Olympics and bong aficionado extraordinaire, can take bigger hits than the rest of us because he has bigger lungs. In fact, Phelps lungs are twice as big as the average human. While the rest of us can only hold six litres of air, Phelps can hold twelve litres. But Phelps monster lung capacity doesn’t mean that he can get twice as high—at six-foot-four and 195 pounds, Phelps is a giant and the bigger you are the more it takes.

Photo by USA Today.