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snopes 21 March 2013 09:36 PM

Mr. Rogers' weight
 
Comment: Just has someone post a comment. Not sure if it is true or not.

"Odd fact: Fred "Mr Rogers" Rogers maintained a weight of 143 lbs his
entire life b/c the #s align with the # of letters in "I love you.""

I searched it on google and came up with site saying it was true, but not
100% convinced.

snopes 21 March 2013 09:38 PM

He also studied diligently so that he could maintain an IQ of 143 all his life. Stressing out to keep his systolic pressure at a constant 143 eventually did him in, however.

Chris J 21 March 2013 11:55 PM

It turns up in his 1998 Esquire profile.

Avril 22 March 2013 12:28 AM

I'm really amazed that anyone can keep their weight at such a precise number, but maybe that's because I'm a woman and my weight varies by a few pounds every month naturally no matter what I would do about it.

TrishDaDish 23 March 2013 10:32 PM

Quote:

Fred "Mr Rogers" Rogers maintained a weight of 143 lbs his entire life b/c the #s align with the # of letters in "I love you."
I call "false". There's no way there's a hundred and forty-three letters used in the phrase "I love you". Not even if you count the quotation marks!

compass 23 March 2013 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avril (Post 1723165)
I'm really amazed that anyone can keep their weight at such a precise number, but maybe that's because I'm a woman and my weight varies by a few pounds every month naturally no matter what I would do about it.

My weight varies by a few pounds every DAY, never mind month. You'd have to schedule even drinking and peeing to be exact to the pound, surely.

mags 23 March 2013 11:57 PM

His entire life, eh?

After she recovered from the horror of giving birth to a baby 20 times normal size, I'm sure his mother was relieved not having to carry him around anymore.

Kallah 28 March 2013 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrishDaDish (Post 1723704)
I call "false". There's no way there's a hundred and forty-three letters used in the phrase "I love you". Not even if you count the quotation marks!

I just read this rumor on Cracked.com, and the way they had it written out made me think it represents the number of letters in each word: I (1) Love (4) You (3). Of course, 143 could also stand for "I Hate You", or any other "I [Four letter word] You" by that logic.

If I missed a really obvious joke (or sarcasm) there, whack me with a 143 pound fish please.

GenYus234 28 March 2013 04:21 PM

So it shall be written, so it shall be done:

GenYus234:fish:Kallah


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