‘Megafamilies’: This guy lives with his 160-person brood
- Last Updated: 11:39 AM, July 10, 2012
- Posted: 11:32 PM, July 9, 2012
Christi Cason buys 22 gallons of milk a week for her family of 16 kids — but she’s got it good.
Ziona Chana, 67, has to have two seatings for every meal to feed the — get this!— 160 people in his immediate family who live in the same house.
Typical families, they are not.
They are two extreme clans featured in a National Geographic Channel special tonight called “Megafamilies” — a shivering close-up look at life where sibling rivalry can be a full-time occupation.
The Chana family is remarkable even by the standards of India, where they live.
Ziona, who belongs to a polygamous Christian sect, lives in the same house with his 39 wives, 32 sons, 19 daughters, 12 daughters-in-law, 26 grandsons, 28 granddaughters, three granddaughters-in-law and one cousin.
The Cason family — with the 16 natural-born children — lives in Southern California and needs two oversize shopping carts for the weekly trip to Costco.
On the show — which airs at 11 p.m. — the family is shown moving out of their three-bedroom, one-bath duplex into a new, five-bedroom house for which they saved for two years to get the down payment.
Wife Christi, 41, says they are working on baby 17.
“I hope we can make that happen,” she says.