Corpulent Spelunker Clogs Cave

You don’t hear very much about obese spelunkers; exploring the dark crannies of subterranean caves just isn’t normally done by the large and hefty.

This wasn’t however, enough to stop an overweight woman who ventured into the Cango Caves in South Africa only to find herself firmly wedged in a narrow underground section called the Tunnel of Love. To make matters worse, her human corkage trapped 23 fellow spelunkers behind her, including “two asthmatic children and a diabetic.”

Rescue teams spent nearly 12 hours smearing the cave walls with liquid paraffin and hauling her out with the aid of a pulley.