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Woman Finds Out You Can’t Live on Sunlight

Woman Finds Out You Can’t Live on Sunlight June 20, 2013

You may have read about the woman in Seattle who decided to find out if she could live without food, subsisting only on water, tea and sunshine. The predictable answer: No, you can’t. So she’s ending the “experiment.” But she’s still demonstrating the complete lack of rationality that led her to try it in the first place.

After dropping about 20 percent of her body weight, Naveena Shine, the 65-year-old Eastside woman who got worldwide publicity for trying to just live on light and no food, is calling it quits with her grand experiment.

Monday was Day No. 45 of no food, just water and tea “with a splash of milk.”

Shine had dropped to 126 pounds from her original weight of 159 pounds on her 5-foot, 4-inch frame.

She says she’s quitting on Wednesday in part because she’s run out of money, and part because of the public reaction.

“I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can’t even be asked,” she said.

Uh, what? You did ask the question, despite being (rightly) mocked for it. And the answer was no, as any reasonable person could have told you (and did tell you). This is just gibberish. Another Darwin Award thwarted.

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