Read what happened, this was in 2004 after all. Even though his record for 49 days still stands, it was later claimed that he probably smuggled food tablets under his fingernails.
Just today, someone from personnel approached me to tell me how bad it was for me to fast, even though the company doctor wished me luck and told them not to worry. Even when I said I had several pages of scientific references about the specific subject, she claimed she had 1 biology book that said otherwise.
People will come to believe when they’re ready.