Is it true that, as reported here in The Waterglass, a woman sat on a toilet seat for two years?
Here is a video of someone who knew Pam Babcock, the woman who allegedly sat on a toilet for two years. Not much new info, other than a member of her family is skeptical that Pam Babcock would willingly sit on a toilet seat for two years, and they switch to a video of Pam’s boyfriend, Kory McFarron.
Some people are making fun at the peopl in this story. The headline fromThe Times of India reads, “Woman, Boyfriend’s Pot Inseperable!” and the North Country Gazette (which is probably a blog) says that “Mr. Whipple Seeks Criminal Charges in Toilet Case,” reminding readers
Remember those commercials for Charmin bath tissue with grocery store manager George Whipple telling customers not to “squeeze the Charmin” while sneaking a squeeze himself? There’s a Mr. Whipple in the bizarre case in Ness City in western Kansas of a woman who stayed in the bathroom of her boyfriend’s mobile home for the past two years. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple was among the people who responded on Feb. 27 to the call from Kory McFarren, 36, and who found a 35-year-old woman, identified as Pam Babcock, woman actually fused to the toilet.
“It’s analogous to a couple of things,” says Dr. Daniel Aires, director of the division of dermatology at the University of Kansas Hospital. “One of them would be a splinter. When someone gets a splinter in the skin, the skin grows around it. Another thing that’s similar is an earring or piece of large tribal jewelry, like you see people wearing now. The skin is very happy to grow around things – that’s a natural process.”Whipple said the woman, who he described as “very small, very petite,” appeared to have developed “bed sores” from sitting on the toilet seat for a prolonged amount of time and thought that her skin had become attached and grown around the seat as it tried to heal. “Skin can heal and become accustomed to these situations very quickly,” said Aires, the dermatologist. “I’ve seen a case where someone became fused to a piece of white gauze bandage. The bandaged skin was injured and the skin grew into the gauze. And that took only about a week and a half.”