Spain Crowns Nap Champ at Siesta Contest

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By Dan Evon,  Newser User
Posted Oct 24, 2010 11:17 AM CDT Posted Oct 24, 2010 11:17 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 24, 2010 12:59 PM CDT
Napping Champ Crowned at Siesta Contest

Spain wrapped up what is believed to be its first siesta contest this weekend, and Pedro Soria Lopez, a 62-year-old Ecuadorian man, won by a snore. As funny as it is to say, it’s true: Each of 350 contestants were given 20 minutes to nap in a busy Madrid shopping center. Soria Lopez was able to sleep for 17 of those minutes—but his 70-decibal snoring gave him enough bonus points to beat out a rival who slept for 18 minutes.

"My wife made me do this, but then they couldn't wake me up. Naturally, the lunch I had before with the 7 euros ($10) they had given me helped," says Soria Lopez, who won 1,000 euros, and the overwhelming fame that is sure to come with being Spain's best napper. Read the full article. (More afternoon nap stories.)

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