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A group of around 20 Swedish Weight Watchers participants who'd gathered in the programme's Växjö clinic to "see how much weight they had lost" found out the answer was not enough to prevent the floor from collapsing under their combined bulk. One shaken heavyweight explained to the Smålandsposten newspaper: “We suddenly heard a …

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funny with whats the relevance

to a IT / tech site ?.......http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_down_32.png

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Probably because...

...half the users here could do with a diet ;)

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Not a eye Doctor then...

.... Bootnotes.

If working with technology is too taxing for you, the porn industry always needs some fluffers.

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ODFO

Tittle says it all, "Dr." Bob.

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Stop

duh

It's a Bootnote, Jack.

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IT Angle

Do try and keep up.

If you're going to trot that hoary old troll out, you could at least have the courtesy to use the icon that the hardworking staff at Vulture Towers have provided for it.

See?

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funny with whats the relevance

They were all overweight techie geeks I suppose.

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Hmmmmm...

Only HALF?

Bear in mind folks from OZ and the US read El Reg too! That should hike up the percentage, I should think.

lmao

(Paris, because I can.)

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smell of sewage

The smell of fat people simultaneously crapping themselves?

In Japan they'd actively make such a club over an open sewer as an incentive to lose weight. And then film it. With hilarious consequences for the contestants.

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I was going to make that joke!

Sewage = people s**ting themselves, that is.

I know lot of people moan about how CCTV everywhere invades our privacy and infringes upon our human rights but don't forget the upside - when we finally do have cameras in every conceivable location, incidents like this will never again be absent from youtube! I so want to see fat people breaking a floor and then being consumed by sewage! Not fair!

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Re: funny with whats the relevance

Commentard hordes, you know what to do.

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Commentard hordes ...

... is not your personal army!

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correction

I disagree. I think Miss Bee has an intensely personal army.

Please?

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Weightwatchers ready meals

"We're going to have to find replacement premises."

I would have thought a replacement diet would be better.

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This must be Thursday

Cause this would've made a great Friday Story.

I hope that there are still some Jewels left for tomorrow.

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ah come on....

Lester, you disappoint me in the sub-line...

"Far-too-fat fatties fuck far-too-flimsy floor"

For your consideration.

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Or alternatively...

Fatties fucked flawed flooring, fell and farted

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"...have to find replacement premises."

Yes, because it doesn't exist anymore. How many premises are you going to crush before realising that you should try to resist mass attraction?

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Swedish Weight Watchers bring down the house

<-- Are you saying that Sweden is not full of tall, slim, leggy blondes that look like this? You've scarred me for life.

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Look like that?

God, no.

They're MUCH better. And without the aid of tupperware & surgeons.

Of course there's the odd munter over there. It just helps you to remember how gorgeous the normal Scandiburd is.

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actually..

I went out with a swiss lass for a while, she was brunette. Nice and leggy though.....

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@Dr. Bob

Well there doesn't _have_ to be a direct IT link on a bootnotes article

(see under the title of the page, where it says 'Odds & Sods' and under that 'Bootnotes')

It's reason for including it in the bootnotes is mainly to allow people to make snide comments about either fat people, Swedish people, or Swedish fat people.

Such as 'if they were that heavy they had better look for underground accomodation' , or 'I bet it's the cold that makes them store fat like that' or ' they had better stay off that road lake then'

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A4xj%C3%B6)

@Sarah I hope this helps,

ttfn

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Event horizon

Forget CERN it's the lardy congregations we should be worried about.

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at least they were already prepared

with all the extra padding on their bodies to absorb the impact as they fell.

mines the one with the airbags in the pockets

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Another amusing story involving weight breaking a surface

Two men who decided they would avoid the traffic by driving along a canal in Scotland have been described as 'stupid' by the police after their car broke through the thin ice.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/12/men-arrested-after-driving-frozen-canal

Not connected by much, other than gravity and mass, but it amused me.

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Stupidty?

If it's a crime now, the Police are going to be VERY busy.

Mine's the one with the list of suspects in the pocket.

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Playmobile or it didn't happen

Actually on second thoughts, don't bother

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Black holes?

But the question is:

Did the floor buldge, or did it remain flat in a space-time continuum that buldged?

<coat> the ski jacket </coat>

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Did it happen like this?

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bc1_1261015563

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So glad this didn't happen in America

We get enough fat jokes as it is.

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WTF?

Why the hell did they all stand in the same spot?! I think I know where the pounds came off and it wasn't from the spare tires!

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Dr Bob and the NO IT moan...

Do you realize engineers are measuring fatty phone and mp3 player imprints as we speaK! twat!

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Hell's mouth yawned..

and a few trolls fell in.

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Perseverance

If you read the full story on thelocal.se, they then went and weighed themselves somewhere else, not to be discouraged by the floor telling them 'too much'.

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"Then floor then started to give way in other parts of the room. Shortly thereafter, the smell of sewage began to waft up into the room."

Love this bit.

Can't help but wonder where the smell was coming from

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"...thereafter, the smell of sewage began to waft up into the room..."

I imagine they were a little surprised.

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Sewage

"WAFT", what a fantastically thought-evoking word.... :D

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