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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 …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    funny with whats the relevance

    to a IT / tech site ?.......

    1. Russ Tarbox

      Probably because...

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

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Paris Hilton


        Only HALF?

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


        (Paris, because I can.)

    2. Rob

      Not a eye Doctor then...

      .... Bootnotes.

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

    3. J 3


      Tittle says it all, "Dr." Bob.

    4. h 6


      It's a Bootnote, Jack.

    5. TeeCee Gold badge
      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.


    6. David Sidebotham
      Jobs Horns

      funny with whats the relevance

      They were all overweight techie geeks I suppose.

  2. lukewarmdog

    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.

    1. LinkOfHyrule

      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!

  3. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: funny with whats the relevance

    Commentard hordes, you know what to do.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Commentard hordes ...

      ... is not your personal army!

      1. Reverend Brown
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        I disagree. I think Miss Bee has an intensely personal army.


  4. Alien Doctor

    Weightwatchers ready meals

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

    I would have thought a replacement diet would be better.

  5. Michael Habel Silver badge

    This must be Thursday

    Cause this would've made a great Friday Story.

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

  6. lansalot

    ah come on....

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

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

    For your consideration.

  7. Evil Auditor Silver badge

    "...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?

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Or alternatively...

      Fatties fucked flawed flooring, fell and farted

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    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.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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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.

    2. PsychicMonkey


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

  9. Paul_Murphy

    @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'


    @Sarah I hope this helps,


  10. Jacqui

    Event horizon

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

  11. Sly

    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

  12. rory alsop 1

    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.

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

  13. Anonymous Coward

    Playmobile or it didn't happen

    Actually on second thoughts, don't bother

  14. BristolBachelor Gold badge

    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>

    1. Allan George Dyer Silver badge


      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.

  15. Haku

    Did it happen like this?

  16. Pablo

    So glad this didn't happen in America

    We get enough fat jokes as it is.

  17. Anonymous Coward


    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!

  18. Mr Young

    Dr Bob and the NO IT moan...

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

  19. cor

    Hell's mouth yawned..

    and a few trolls fell in.

  20. Roby


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

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "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

  22. Secretgeek

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

    I imagine they were a little surprised.

  23. Anonymous Coward


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

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