The world’s strangest hobby

Chuck Lamb, 47 aka The Dead Body Guy probably has the world’s strangest hobby: he likes to play dead. As if that’s not enough, he takes it one step further: take photos and videos of himself playing dead and posts them on his website, starting in 2005.

These bizarre antics have attracted 32 million hits to his website by its 1st anniversary, and several newsprint, TV and radio appearances. But what is his motivation? In his website, he says that he’d always dreamed of being in a movie or on TV: "I grew up like most people in their 40′s watching everything from Dragnet to Twilight Zone and dreaming ‘I can do that if just given the chance’. I still watch every bit of the credits of a show or movie to see all of the people it takes to make it. Key grips, best boys and personal assistants are all included. I close my eyes and see dead body… played by… me!"

Well, that seems to be a pretty bizarre hobby for a married man with 6 kids. He himself admitted that he has no acting experience and not good looking. In other words, he’d never make it as an actor. But there’s one thing he can do as well as anyone: lay around with the best of them!

He continues: "Just ask my wife. No one can lay around like me. Every CSI, Law & Order, and countless other movies and shows feature a dead body in it. I say ‘THAT COULD BE ME!’ I can lay there and be dead. I can achieve my dream by being shot, stabbed, drugged, mugged, mangled, strangled or any other scenario you can think of. I can even recite lines if needed. As you have probably already guessed, I am not shy at all. I am asking people all over the world ‘Help Me Live My Dream — Let Me Play Dead.’"

Make his dream come true, if you want, by checking out his website.

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