Thursday, November 8, 2012

It IS possible to die of boredom

So, I read a news story the other day about a guy who worked in a call center somewhere back east.  This man died at his desk at work, halfway through a tech support call, causes unknown.  When they did an autopsy they discovered that a combination of him guzzling energy drinks to remain alert at work, a disorder wherein the electrical impulses in his brain were a little whacky, the flickering of his monitor, and his sheer boredom were the cause of his death.  These things all came together, causing his brain to literally shut itself down, and once that happened, all of his organs ceased functioning and he died.

So, it is quite possible, under the right circumstances, to actually DIE of boredom while working in a call center.

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