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A Death In The Hold Your Wee For A Wii Contest  
User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Of all the ways to go out of this life.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16614865/


  

[Edited 2007-01-14 05:09:21]


Where did everybody go?
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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Tragic Indeed, I forgot water intoxication was even possible. I wonder why the people hosting event would even come up with this kind of contest. Shouldn't it have been consulted with a doctor or someone first?

[Edited 2007-01-14 05:11:58]


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Some idiots at a fraternity at my University hazed with water chugging. This nursing student (who you'd think would know better) had to be rushed to the hospital for water intoxication. I don't remember if he did or not, but if he didn't, he was in serious condition.

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Go human race!

Once I think we're doomed, someone does something like this and redeems my faith in our survival.

I'm just hoping she didn't pop out a kid.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting Jcs17 (Reply 3):

You should talk.


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Quoting Jcs17 (Reply 3):
I'm just hoping she didn't pop out a kid.

From the link

Quote:
“I was talking to her and she was a nice lady,” Ybarra said. “She was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for kids.”

The answer is yes.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

 Yeah sure First entry for the Darwin Award 2007 ?

Robert



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Water intoxication  Wow!

How does that work?

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8557 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
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Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 6):
First entry for the Darwin Award 2007 ?

having already passed on her genes ( she had three kids ) she is ineligible for a Darwin Award - it is for people who have removed themselves from the gene pool



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 8):

Hopefully their father provided them with a little common sense, but I doubt it.

I hear what you say. However a certain 55-year-old Marko was joint winner of the 2005 award. Although there is no specific mention of offspring, he could well have had (grown-up) children at that age. Heaven forbid, he might even have been a grandfather.

Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 7):
How does that work?

Water contains sodium, too much of it causes an imbalance between the sodium and potassium levels which have to be within relatively normal limits for the heart cells to function properly. Technical term is electrolyte imbalance which can cause cardiac failure leading to death.

Tragic, all for a game console...


User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Quoting Femme (Reply 10):
Tragic, all for a game console...

Not wrong there. One lawsuit, coming up.....



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Water intoxication

How does that work?


click on link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterboarding



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6705 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

There's something about radio stations and ill judged competitions... in this case it's tragic, and for such small reward.

Others in the hall of infamy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2691229.stm

"A Birmingham radio station has been fined £15,000 after four people were left with severe frostbite after a competition stunt went wrong.

BRMB challenged contestants to sit on blocks of dry ice - carbon dioxide frozen at temperatures of -78C - to win tickets and back stage passes for a music festival in the city."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/262403.stm

"A British couple who met for the first time on their wedding day have gone ahead with the marriage ceremony.

They completed their vows at Birmingham's Hyatt Hotel in a strange "blind-date" style wedding despite strong protest from church leaders that their plans were "a dangerous and immoral experiment".

Carla Germaine, a 23-year-old former model, and sales manager Greg Cordell, 28, won a competition, Two Strangers and a Wedding, organised by Birmingham's BRMB radio station."



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 12):

In this case I think it is more to do with Waterhoarding that Waterboarding.

Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

I actually feel bad for the family, especially the kids.


Open Season on Consumer Protections is Just Around the Corner...
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
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FORUM MODERATOR

Ten people have been fired over this.
Radio show pulled after woman's death

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A radio station fired three morning disc jockeys and seven other employees Tuesday after a woman died from drinking nearly two gallons of water in a contest.

The hosts of KDND-FM's Morning Rave were fired a day after the station announced it was suspending the show and investigating the death of 28-year-old Jennifer Lea Strange.

USA Today



[Edited 2007-01-17 16:55:48]


911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Cops are also investigating............

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/17/radio.death.reut/index.html



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineTWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 711 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 6):
First entry for the Darwin Award 2007 ?

Aaaahh! You beat me to it!!

I was gonna say:
"You say "A Death In The Hold Your Wee For A Wii Contest"

I say that we have a Darwin 2007 nominee."


Edit 1 = Because I'm screwed up in the head.
Edit 2 = See Edit 1.

[Edited 2007-01-18 12:09:02]

[Edited 2007-01-18 12:09:49]


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