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Weight Watchers clinic floor collapses under dieters

Postby gozomark » Sun 17 Jan 2010 12:46 GMT

Weight Watchers clinic floor collapses under dieters

The floor of a Weight Watchers clinic in Sweden collapsed beneath a group of 20 members of the weight loss programme who were gathered for a meeting.

As the dieters queued to see how many pounds they had shed, the floor beneath them in the clinic in Växjö, in south-central Sweden, began to rumble, according to a report in The Local, Sweden’s English-language newspaper.

“We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air.

“The floor collapsed in one corner of the room and along the walls,” one Weight Watchers participant told the Smålandsposten newspaper.

Soon, the fault lines spread around the room, and other sections of the floor gave way.

Luckily, all the dieters escaped uninjured and managed to move the scales to the corridor, which was not damaged in the accident, and were able to complete their weekly weigh in.

The cause of the floor’s collapse remains under investigation

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mmm. I wonder what the reason could be :roll:
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Postby Kay » Sun 17 Jan 2010 13:19 GMT

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, dear.
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Postby Dave » Sun 17 Jan 2010 13:24 GMT

:lol: :lol:

For some reason this makes me think of Marjorie Dawes and Little Britain. Can't imagine why.

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Postby gozomark » Sun 17 Jan 2010 13:25 GMT

Just what I thought of as well - there would be plenty of dust to go round as well
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Postby Kay » Sun 17 Jan 2010 13:40 GMT

Some of the comments on the Times Online version of the story are quite funny too. Plenty of mentions of "weight drop".
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Postby rita42 » Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:15 GMT

That story really made me laugh. :D
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Postby ruggie » Sat 30 Jan 2010 14:51 GMT

Since no-one mentioned it, I presume the room underneath was empty at the time.
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Postby Dave » Sun 31 Jan 2010 03:50 GMT

:shock: I hadn't even thought of that, Ruggie - I assumed it was a wooden floor at ground floor level and that the joists had simply collapsed. That's what you get for hasty reading - of course you don't get fault lines in wood, do you? :oops:
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Postby ruggie » Thu 4 Feb 2010 14:20 GMT

you don't get fault lines in wood, do you?


Compression 'shakes' are the equivalent, but you have to bend the would seriously to get those. However, termites and wood-boring beetles can have serious effects...

Or maybe someone installed a water bed or some serious gym kit.
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