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Thursday, June 24, 2004 

Holy fucking shit dept.

Not yet 5, he can hold seven-pound weights with arms extended, something many adults cannot do. He has muscles twice the size of other kids his age and half their body fat.

DNA testing showed why: The boy has a genetic mutation that boosts muscle growth.. The discovery, reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine, represents the first documented human case of such a mutation.

I'll say it again: Holy fucking shit.

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