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(New York Daily News)   Woman who tried to exclusively live off sunlight has ridden off into the sunset   (nydailynews.com) divider line 131
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2012-04-26 09:02:25 AM
Unless you're Zhaan from Farscape, don't try to live off of sunlight. It's just, a bad idea.
 
2012-04-26 09:13:47 AM
Sunlight again? I had that for lunch.
 
2012-04-26 09:30:09 AM
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Getting ready for bikini season? Tired of yo-yo diets? Try SUN! Now with 100% fewer calories than the next leading form of sustenance!
 
2012-04-26 09:32:12 AM

miss diminutive: 100% fewer calories than the next leading form of sustenance!


Is that right? A calorie is a unit of heat...
 
2012-04-26 09:37:22 AM

unlikely: miss diminutive: 100% fewer calories than the next leading form of sustenance!

Is that right? A calorie is a unit of heat...


I stand corrected. I should have said "Now with 100% less fat than the next leading form of sustenance!"

/not a scientician
 
2012-04-26 09:48:47 AM
Sunshine doesn't give me much nutrition
Sunshine almost always makes me die
 
2012-04-26 09:55:01 AM
Solarvore?
 
2012-04-26 10:04:21 AM
sunlight makes grass grow, cows eat the grass, I eat the cows. I live off of sunlight.
 
2012-04-26 10:05:57 AM

miss diminutive: unlikely: miss diminutive: 100% fewer calories than the next leading form of sustenance!

Is that right? A calorie is a unit of heat...

I stand corrected. I should have said "Now with 100% less fat than the next leading form of sustenance!"

/not a scientician


I phrased it as a question because I was honestly not sure.

/not even smrt
 
2012-04-26 10:07:25 AM
That wasn't a bright idea.

unlikely
miss diminutive: 100% fewer calories than the next leading form of sustenance!

Is that right? A calorie is a unit of heat...


It's a unit of energy, and can describe heat energy (the word comes from the old Caloric Theory, which posited that heat was a fluid), or food energy (calorie-counting), or any other type of energy. The SI unit is the joule, but there are enough old-fart American scientists that the calorie hasn't quite died off yet.

Fun fact: 1000 calories = 1 Calorie. Yes, the only difference is the capital letter. Scientists with common sense use kilocalories (kcal) instead, and laugh at the food scientists.

/the more you know
 
2012-04-26 10:12:47 AM
I guess there's a a light in the darkness of everybody's life.
 
2012-04-26 10:47:36 AM

Occam's_Doctor: Solarvore?


They're called "solarians." Of course there is a movement. Any diet that you can dream of probably has a small group of people talking about the health benefits of it.

I found out about them when I was doing research into just not eating any food at all - except for a pill or a drink that would provide you with everything that you need to be healthy. I thought it would be great to just quit food cold turkey. When people ask you, "would you like some?" you can just say, "sorry, I don't eat food anymore." Heroin addicts can forgo heroin for the rest of their lives. Alcoholics can do the same. Food addicts? Sorry, no, you're stuck with the substance that you're addicted to.

The closest I've come to so far is raw fruit and vegetable smoothies blended in a really high speed blender. You can live indefinitely off of just a quart or two of those a day.
 
2012-04-26 10:48:37 AM
TFH ... Woman gave up food and water on spiritual journey

Mission accomplished.
 
2012-04-26 10:51:39 AM
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
 
2012-04-26 10:53:08 AM
That wasn't very bright

Dancin_In_Anson: I guess there's a a light in the darkness of everybody's life.


Heh...

/nice
 
2012-04-26 10:57:48 AM
You are my food source
My only food source.
You make me hungry
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my food source away
 
2012-04-26 11:01:09 AM
I've met these people in Arizona near Sedona. (Another reason why Arizona needs its own tag).

They sometimes call themselves Breathairians.

Their literature was like: "You can get all the nutrients you need by breathing".
 
2012-04-26 11:07:51 AM
Man, I bet she was HOT
 
2012-04-26 11:16:38 AM
"Just thinning out the herd of dumbasses folks"
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2012-04-26 11:27:13 AM
If you could live off only sunlight we'd be living under canopies and paying by the minute to stand under a skylight
 
2012-04-26 11:29:44 AM
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Even these won't live off sunlight alone, crazy dead lady.
 
2012-04-26 11:35:25 AM

Sybarite: Sunshine doesn't give me much nutrition
Sunshine almost always makes me die


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Sees what you did there.
 
2012-04-26 12:36:45 PM
Like a rainbow in the dark!
 
2012-04-26 12:39:16 PM
She was doing it wrong, you use the sunshine as a condiment not the whole meal. It was poor translation.
 
2012-04-26 12:39:44 PM
I'm surprised this didn't happen in Florida.
 
2012-04-26 12:39:55 PM
She tried to be like a plnat and now she's pushing up daisies.
 
2012-04-26 12:40:13 PM

Walker: "Just thinning out the herd of dumbasses folks"
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Sadly she was in her 50s so she was already post-Darwinable except by cloning.

I don't really get fasting but I can accept that limited fasting may have some beneficial effects (although I sort of doubt it). But it's amazing to me that anyone would fast WITHOUT WATER. You have to be weapons-grade stupid to think you can go more than a very short time without water and survive.
 
2012-04-26 12:40:17 PM

Cythraul: Unless you're Zhaan from Farscape, don't try to live off of sunlight. It's just, a bad idea.


Even Zhaan needed good soil.
 
2012-04-26 12:41:25 PM
Unless she's a Green Priest, or something similar, she'd be screwed. Even if a Green Priest, she still might get screwed by the Prime Designate.

/not obscure to someone around here..
 
2012-04-26 12:41:31 PM
Good
 
2012-04-26 12:42:21 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Man, I bet she was HOT


I'll bet she had skin like an old leather couch.
 
2012-04-26 12:42:22 PM
The image of what a sunlight dieter might look like is alt tagged "Female Healthy Lifestyle". Mmmmkay.
 
2012-04-26 12:42:33 PM

Evil Mackerel: Cythraul: Unless you're Zhaan from Farscape, don't try to live off of sunlight. It's just, a bad idea.

Even Zhaan needed good soil.


There's a whole lotta eatin' goin' on under the ground for plants.

This hag was TSTL.
 
2012-04-26 12:42:47 PM
Wouldn't she have gone into a coma and been fed intravenously?
 
2012-04-26 12:42:52 PM
If vegans were actually serious about not harming life, this is the diet that they would adopt.
 
2012-04-26 12:43:24 PM
So sad. Gone the way of the solar panel.
 
2012-04-26 12:45:25 PM
I'm walking on lunchtime, whooah whooah whooah! And don't I feel dead!

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2012-04-26 12:45:26 PM
Story is full of holes.
 
2012-04-26 12:45:41 PM
I guess she'll get her plexiglass reward in her next run...

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2012-04-26 12:46:24 PM
I bet she'll make a nice leather jacket. Literally.
 
2012-04-26 12:47:02 PM
♫ Ain't no sunshine when she's gone ♫
 
2012-04-26 12:47:36 PM
They said she had the 'IQ of a potted plant' and she took them literally?
 
2012-04-26 12:47:58 PM
She no can haz photosynthesis.
 
2012-04-26 12:48:02 PM
I'm more impressed with her will power, she must have been seriously farked up in the head to go on.
 
2012-04-26 12:49:08 PM
I'd like to see more pics of the gal in the article (not the one that died).
 
2012-04-26 12:49:56 PM
But the holy man swore this would work!

He'd never lie. He's holy.
 
2012-04-26 12:50:50 PM

Winning: sunlight makes grass grow, cows eat the grass, I eat the cows. I live off of sunlight.


Congrats, you're now ready to run a Creationist Museum or be a Fark Paid Troll.
 
2012-04-26 12:51:01 PM
Sadly, she actually believed the guy in the "documentary" who claimed that he'd lived off of nothing but sunlight for 70 years. Dumbass.
 
2012-04-26 12:51:35 PM

tekmo: But the holy man swore this would work!

He'd never lie. He's holy.


He's also totally not running to Burger King in the middle of the night when he thinks nobody is watching.

/Wait, that was a "breathairian."
//Also completely legit, you know.
 
2012-04-26 12:51:51 PM
I couldn't do this either. Pale as the freshly driven snow, burns the moment sunlight hits my skin.

/I'm trying that diet in the dark. You'll all be jealous of my hot pasty white bod.
 
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