Forget Blaine - What about Jack Wafer?

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Sunday 26 October 2003 7.34pm
Strange the things you get talking to your hairdresser about, but during a visit this weekend, I was shown a mag article about a chap called Jack Wafer...

In 1952 he spent 76 days in a glass fronted box in Brighton - surviving on a diet of soda water and 2000 fags!!!

He lost 21lbs during the ordeal - makes me wonder how Blaine lost over 4 stone during his 44 day stint - how careless!!!

The following link gives the full details, and spectators had to pay a shilling to view...

I gave Potter's Fields a wide birth during the spectacle, but lots of people still ask me about it - I can now happily reply with a more interesting story...


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