An apartment floor in Tokyo collapsed on Sunday. But it wasn’t because of an earthquake, or indeed shoddy construction. No, the tenant it turns out had amassed so many magazines in the 24 years he’d been living there, that the floor eventually gave way under the weight.
Fortunately the person living below the magazine mound escaped, as he heard the floor squeaking in the wooden building, and fearing the worst went and alerted the police. A wise move indeed, as upon his return the floor had collapsed, depositing the 56-year-old man from upstairs and his hoard of literature into the room below.
Both the man and his magazines were rescued, and spread out in 50 cm piles his collection covered over 30 metres. Now whilst I may be speaking out of turn here and doing the gentleman a disservice, that’s an awful lot of pornography.