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Swiss Woman Dies After Giving Up Food & Water and Attempting to Live on Sunlight

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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No, this isn't from The Enquirer, but from The Associated Press:

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.

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.

Tages-Anzeiger says there have been similar cases of self-starvation in Germany, Britain and Australia.

The prosecutors' office in the Swiss canton (state) of Aargau confirmed Wednesday that the woman died in January 2011 in the town of Wolfhalden in eastern Switzerland.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Rissi says prosecutors haven't opened a criminal investigation over the woman's death.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/swiss-women-dies-giving-water-food-thought-live-sunlight-article-1.1067359#ixzz1tHglauue

 

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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I wonder if she achieved photosynthesis. I'm guessing no.

FrumpyMama
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM

 nutter

Shortiekt
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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I know I shouldn't laugh at someone's death.... But this had me on the floor laughing!

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I wonder if she achieved photosynthesis. I'm guessing no.

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erika9009
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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Darwinism working here.

erika9009
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:03 PM


Quoting erika9009:

Darwinism working here.

I know, cold and heartless, but I just don't get the mentality there.

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illegallyblonde
by Lawyerupbeeches on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Dang!
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jllcali
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Not if she had kids before doing this.

Quoting erika9009:

Darwinism working here.

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Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

giggle

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

I wonder if she achieved photosynthesis. I'm guessing no.


erika9009
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM

That would be sad for the kids as they lost their mom from, from, from, stupidity.

Quoting jllcali:

Not if she had kids before doing this.

Quoting erika9009:

Darwinism working here.


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Erika..

Children are a blessing and are never inconvenient.............

unspecified42
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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I am totally ok with this. Frees up space for people who might actually contribute to society.

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