Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Ultimate Couch Potato

Here's a cautionary tale for folks who like to camp out on the couch and watch TV:
What if you sat so long that your skin fused to the couch and you couldn't get up?

That's what happened to Gayle Grinds, age 39, who died after rescue workers were unable to lift her from the couch where she had spent the past 6 years.

Grinds, who at 4' 10" weighed almost 500 pounds, officially died of "morbid obesity."

Here's the story for people with strong stomachs, courtesy of BoingBoing.

1 comment:

Ben Casnocha said...

Chris, your ability to find incredibly weird stories continues to amaze me!