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Old 01-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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"Hold Your Wee for a Wii"

Maybe not a good idea...

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Woman dies after being in water-drinking contest
From the Associated Press
January 14, 2007

SACRAMENTO — A 28-year-old woman found dead hours after taking part in a radio station's water-drinking contest died of water intoxication, the coroner's office said Saturday.

Assistant Sacramento County Coroner Ed Smith said a preliminary investigation found evidence "consistent with a water intoxication death." Also known as hyponatremia, water intoxication occurs when the body's sodium level falls below normal. Overdrinking dilutes the sodium in the bloodstream, causing the brain to swell and push against the skull. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weakness and, in severe cases, seizures, coma and death.

Jennifer Strange's mother found her daughter's body at her home Friday in the Sacramento suburb of Rancho Cordova after Strange called her supervisor at her job to say she was heading home in terrible pain.

"She said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad," said Laura Rios, one of Strange's co-workers at Radiological Associates of Sacramento. "She was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her."

Earlier Friday, Strange took part in a contest at radio station KDND-FM (107.9) in which participants competed to see how much water they could drink without going to the bathroom.

Initially, contestants were handed eight-ounce bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes.

"They were small, little half-pint bottles, so we thought it was going to be easy," said fellow contestant James Ybarra of Woodland, west of Sacramento. "They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk."

Ybarra said he quit after drinking five bottles. "My bladder couldn't handle it anymore," he added. After he quit, he said, the remaining contestants, including Strange, were given even bigger bottles to drink.

The winner of the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest was promised a Nintendo Wii video game system. John Geary, vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Sacramento, the station's owner, said station personnel were stunned when they heard of Strange's death.

"We are awaiting information that will help explain how this tragic event occurred," he said.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
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That is very sad..


but i seriously can't help ing at the name of it...-
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:15 PM   #3
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Sorry, but are they fucking stupid down at the radio station? How do you start a contest like that while knowing the risk of water poisoning?
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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Isn't it ironic that the water which gives us sustenance can also.......kill, us?

This has been The Outer Limits.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:35 PM   #5
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As a lawyer, all I can say is that the radio station is going to get sued to high heaven, and rightfully so.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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As a lawyer, all I can say is that the radio station is going to get sued to high heaven, and rightfully so.
Yep.

Our station announced a new contest this morning with a (serious) disclaimer regarding the contest and how it will not kill you.
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I saw on the news this morning that 10 people have been fired from the radio station, including 3 popular DJs.
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It was on AOL.com too..
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:17 AM   #9
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Oh my.

So how many pints or litres of water a day are bad for you ?
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:19 PM   #10
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OMG, thats horrible!!!.
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Oh my.

So how many pints or litres of water a day are bad for you ?
And you also have to not use the bathroom.
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Oh my.

So how many pints or litres of water a day are bad for you ?
I think she drank 2 or more gallons of water, so at least 7.58 litres of water without going to the bathroom.
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