Thursday, April 26, 2012

Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.
I'm tempted to make some sort of joke about vegetables.  Plants photosynthesize, with rare exceptions (and always involving plants) animals don't.  I'm sure she considered herself to be a scientific expert as well.
The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.
 As Ace points out, there's a reason they call them fakirs.

However, most of us understand this sort of talk to be metaphorical, kind of like "Walking on Sunshine".  In real life, that turns out to have a Wiley Coyote sort of result.

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