How a ‘Breatharian’ Couple Surviving on ‘Universe’s Energy’ Fooled News Outlets
NEW YORK – The sky is blue. The grass is green. Humans need food and water to survive. Well, unless you believe a story published in several major news outlets over the past week. Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castillo, a so-called "breatharian" couple, were spotlighted in widely shared news articles claiming that they are able to survive off "the universe's energy" and refrain from eating, save a piece of fruit or vegetable broth three times a week.