German Hotel Charges Heavy People More

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The minibar isn’t the only thing that costs extra at the Ostfriesland Hotel in Norden, Germany. They have started charging guests by weight. The exact amount is about 60 cents per 2 pounds, which means that the old Star Jones would be paying about $45 more per night than the new one. Before you feel grateful to the conscientious hotel owners for caring about our general health, remember their reasoning: “Slim guests live longer and can therefore come more often and that is why we reward them.”

And we thought it had to do with the bedsprings, in which case how much would a room cost if we put Al Reynolds into the equation with Star? Unfortunately that is a question with an unfathomable (and probably unspeakable) answer.

Fatter bills for hefty hotel guests [Ananova]
Star Jones on Life, Love & Weight Loss [ETonline.com]