Do Vast Lungs Equal a Monster High?
Phelps' super-size lungs help him absorb THC quickly
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 4, 2009 1:40 PM CST
Phelps' lungs are twice the size of an average human's.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Michael Phelps' lungs—those that secured him enough Olympic gold to start a mint—are made for a stupendous high, reports Slate. They hold twice the smoke of an average human's, speeding up his THC absorption. But at his size (6-foot-4 and 195 pounds), Phelps needs a lot more weed than smaller users to feel the effects. And if he keeps it up, research shows that lung capacity will shrink—slowing his buzz and his swim times.