The Daily Telegraph has reported the first ever case of someone using the Internet while asleep.
The 44-year-old woman had gone to bed at about 10pm, but got up two hours later, walked to the next room and sat down at her computer. She turned the machine on, connected to the Internet and successfully logged on with her user name and password, before composing three emails and sending them to friends. She only found out what she had done when one of them telephoned the next day to reply to the email and accept the invitation.
The emails themselves were perhaps not up to the woman’s waking standard; each was in a random mix of upper and lower case characters, badly formatted and containing odd expressions. One read: “Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole out. Dinner and drinks, 4.pm. Bring wine and caviar only.” Another said simply: “What the…”
Apparently its been dubbed ‘zzz-mailing’. So now we’ve all got an excuse if we hit the send button and then realise we just made a terrible mistake. We can pretend we were asleep. A legitimate defence.
I once shared a group house with a girl who sleep walked. She got out of bed one night, went to the fridge, ate some cheese, tomata sauce, gherkins and icecream (together, cringe) and then went back to bed. She had no recollection of anything. I’ve also heard of people cooking meals, driving cars, climbing bridges or murdering people while still asleep. I am also intrigued about the story of Welsh nurse Lee Hadwin, dubbed ‘Kipasso’, who does amazing paintings while asleep.
Do you know anyone who sleep walks? And what do they do?
Have a great weekend everyone! And if you happen to get a strange email in your inbox - it'll just be someone zzz-mailing you...