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Old 11-19-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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Man Dies After Winning Vodka-Drinking Contest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A vodka-drinking competition in a southern Russian town ended in tragedy with the winner dead and several runners-up in intensive care.

"The competition lasted 30, perhaps 40 minutes and the winner downed three half-liter bottles. He was taken home by taxi but died within 20 minutes," said Roman Popov, a prosecutor pursuing the case in the town of Volgodonsk.

"Five contestants ended up in intensive care. Those not in hospital turned up the next day, ostensibly for another drink."

Popov said the director of the shop organizing this month's contest had been charged with manslaughter. He had offered 10 liters of vodka to the competitor drinking the most in the shortest time.

Russians drink the equivalent of 15 liters of pure alcohol per head annually, one of the highest rates in the world. Some experts estimate one in seven Russians is an alcoholic.

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Holy shit. That's 2 quarts!

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God that's awful.

I remember drinking like 10 shots at a New Years party once and I swear I thought I was going to die.

A friend of mine from high school was drinking hard alcohol in a hot tub at a party and fell asleep and drowned.

Drinking can be very dangerous
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I drank a liter of vodka once in an hour and passed out and threw up in my sleep.
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It's like those hazing parties in colleges here. It's not worth dying for. I bet he thought he could hold it, but doesn't everybody.
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Thats awful
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I had a potentially near fatal incident involving vodka about five years ago.
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honestly, a vodka drinking contest is just asking for that sort of thing to happen.
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I knew this story would be Russian.
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I swore off Vodka for years after a few passing out and puking in bed incidents. I recently starting drinking it again but in moderation.
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i can drink vodka only in mix with something

, like orange juice or coke

, and alcohol is no good for me

, bads genes

, cause if i drink , i get drunk

, if i get drunk ,there comes the trouble

, i go wild ,

go figure ,

naturally i'm so shy

, like an angel
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People often forget that technically alcohol is poison. That's what a hangover is all about, folks. First you feel good, then you feel sick, then you die.
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:21 PM   #15
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Two quarts.....

How many potatoes is that???


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