"In 1967, a medical researcher, Ethan Sims, carried out an experiment at Vermont state prison in the US. He recruited inmates to eat as much as they could to gain 25% of their body weight, in return for early release from prison."-bbc.com
The things we do continue to amaze me- "I don't care who you killed. Try to gain a bunch of weight and we'll let you out of prison early in the name of science?"