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Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight
nydailynews.com ^ | 04/26/2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 04/26/2012 7:29:15 AM PDT by massmike

Edited on 04/26/2012 7:34:25 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.


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Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight; Woman gave up food and water on spiritual journey

1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:29:27 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

She almost made it, but died shortly before achieving her goal!


2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:30:54 AM PDT by cartan
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To: massmike

She was a light eater.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:00 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Somebody was going to say it anyway.)
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To: massmike

More food for the rest of us.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: massmike

Sounds like she was as successful as Solyndra.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NicknamedBob; Anoreth; Darksheare; fanfan; Monkey Face

Could this be the May Undead Thread? Seriesly crazy!


6 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ten the hard way. (Day 14, -10 lbs.))
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To: massmike

Come on now. She should have known that you need water for photosynthesis...

and chlorophyl and CO2, of course, but I assume she’d taken care of that first.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: massmike

Darwin, you magnificent bastard!


8 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:09 AM PDT by magellan
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To: massmike

Presume she died with a nice tan anyway.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: massmike

Darwin at work.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:31 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: massmike

Didn’t she have a map? Switzerland does not get anywhere near the amount of sunlight that India does.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:36 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: massmike

Look at the bright side, being a pallbearer at her funeral should be easy duty.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 7:33:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: massmike

The Solyndra diet. Solyndra died too.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 7:33:28 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
she was a light eater

LOL... beat me to it.

14 posted on 04/26/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: massmike; mikrofon; martin_fierro
Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight

Although sometimes she would cheat by eating the holes in Swiss cheese.

15 posted on 04/26/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Hole food diet.)
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To: reg45

Obama wants us all to live on sunlight.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: massmike

Runner up for Darwin Awards?

Who is front runner?


17 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:01 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: massmike
Sounds like the model for the currant administrations energy policy.
18 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:01 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: massmike

Wonder how long she lasted?

As far as I can tell it wasn’t very long.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: massmike

Her mother was a plant.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: massmike

***an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.****

Oh, but at night I stake out my strong box
That I keep under lock and key
And I take it off to my closet
Where nobody else can see
I open that door so slowly
Take a peek up north and south
Then I pull out a Hostess Twinkie
And I pop it in my mouth.

Yeah, in the daytime I’m Mr Natural
Just as healthy as I can be
But at night I’m a junk food junkie
Good lord have pity on me.

http://www.lyricstime.com/larry-groce-junk-food-junkie-lyrics.html


21 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:07 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Obama wants us all to live on sunlight.

sunshine shines out Obamas a$$ ?


22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:42:23 AM PDT by molson209
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I think that is an outstanding idea and that obastard should lead they way by doing it first.

He could join this pinhead woman in improving the gene pool.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:31 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: massmike

In one of Chesterton’s Fr. Brown mysteries, a modern day sun-worshipper goes blind.

I thought his New Age-ish parable was far-fetched.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

VERY nice. ;-)


25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:44:49 AM PDT by Pecos (In God we trust. All others - bring data.)
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To: massmike

Isn’t that how they make raisins?


26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:45:05 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: massmike

I’ve live my whole life on sunlight alone... ok, maybe the occasional box of ho hos, bag of chips, half gallon of ice cream and something to wash it all down with. But other than that, it’s just been sunlight.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: massmike
Personally, I'd like to thank her for proving that living on nothing but sunlight and spiritual belief shouldn't be an option for us Right Wing logical types.

However, I'd like to recommend that large scale tests be performed, employing those who believe deeply in the Green Revolution and Climate Change.

It would be Win-Win for the Earth.

By the way, I'm reminded of:
"Harold, the ambitious sheep..." with the punchline, "Because of the enormous commercial possibilities should he succeed."

28 posted on 04/26/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: massmike

Looks like her spiritual journey has begun in earnest!


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:59:46 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: massmike

“Flower child” is just a figure of speech.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 8:00:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: trotskylvalia; magellan; 6ppc
Strictly speaking, she's unlikely to be in the running for a Darwin award. The award is for those people who take themselves out of the gene pool before reproducing.

...woman in her fifties...

I don't think she was in any danger of reproducing and she very well may already have had offspring.

31 posted on 04/26/2012 8:01:02 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: massmike
after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way [on sunlight] for 70 years.

Little did she know that the guru was the local distributor for Sunlight brand nutrient drink. Said the documentary's producer, "oh, did I leave that out? My bad."

32 posted on 04/26/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: massmike

Dead, but she had a nice tan.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: massmike

obviously she wasn’t too bright...


34 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:25 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: massmike

She wasn’t very bright.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: massmike

What an idiot. Try growing your plants on only sunlight alone. We don’t call them ‘LIEberals’ for nuttin’....


36 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:56 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: massmike

“.........about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years...................”

They don’t call them fakers for nothing.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:27 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: massmike

Ahh yes, photosynthesis is a very difficult skill to master...


38 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:35 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: massmike
about an Indian guru

Aren't these people also called Fakers

39 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: cartan
...but died shortly before achieving her goal!

*************

Seems she "made it" into the next life...
--FWIW---
.... after tragically shortening her days on earth

We will reach our own finish line some fine day.
Go figure...

40 posted on 04/26/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: magellan

” Darwin, you magnificent bastard”

Well... almost, she was 50 so whatever damage she was going to inflict on the gene pool had already been accomplished.


41 posted on 04/26/2012 8:17:01 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: massmike

I don’t think she was really Swiss, she sounds more like a plant...


42 posted on 04/26/2012 8:18:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1192 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: massmike

Sunshine by day and moonshine by night is a much more harmonious life sustaining balance IMO, eheheheh!


43 posted on 04/26/2012 8:19:18 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: massmike

Try putting a plant in the sun without water and it will die also.


44 posted on 04/26/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: massmike

Can we now call her Mello Yello or Sunny?

How do we know she didn’t OD on Vitamin D???

Did she use the Sun to try and make her own ‘light’ beer?

That 1980s pop-synth band, A-ha, did create a very popular song called, “The Sun Always Shines On TV.” Maybe she should have been on TV.

Was she a blonde by any chance? If so, here’s a joke.

A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day. The Russian said, “We were the first in space!”
The American said, “We were the first on the moon!”
The Blonde said, “So what, we’re going to be the first on the sun!”
The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads. “You can’t land on the sun, you idiot! You’ll burn up!” said the Russian.
To which the Blonde replied, “We’re not stupid, you know. we’re going at night!”


45 posted on 04/26/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: massmike

When stupid die. It makes me giggle.


46 posted on 04/26/2012 8:23:17 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: denydenydeny
Oh, that's the problem. If she'd done it in a sunnier area she'd be doing fine.
47 posted on 04/26/2012 8:29:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: massmike

I bet her favorite song was, “Blinded By The Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. All we need now are a good set of parody lyrics just for her!

Will she be still voting for Obama this November?


48 posted on 04/26/2012 8:31:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or Smashmouth’s “Walking On the Sun.”


49 posted on 04/26/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: massmike

Photosynthesis does work for humans, no matter how “green” you think you are.


50 posted on 04/26/2012 8:32:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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