The Science Behind Hobbits Eating 7 Meals a Day To Survive

Have you ever wondered why Hobbits from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth need to eat seven meals a day to survive? I always just thought it was funny that they ate so much, but there’s actually a scientific reason behind all of that and it’s explained to us by David Goldenberg of Minute Earth.

The whole reason is because of their body weight, the relative amount they eat per meal, and their resting metabolism. It’s explained:

Because smaller animals have to eat more relative to their bodyweight, Tolkein’s hobbits need to eat a lot – not for comfort, but for survival.



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