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Suicide for a Nintendo Wii

Discussion in 'Chat' started by Omnis_Sathanas, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Omnis_Sathanas

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6261509.stm?ls

    A Californian woman who took part in a water-drinking contest to win a video game system has died of water intoxication, tests have shown.
    Jennifer Strange had taken part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" game run by KDND 107.9 radio in Sacramento, which promised the winner a Nintendo Wii.

    A work colleague said Ms Strange had reported her head was hurting hours after the contest and was going home.

    Ms Strange, 28, was found dead on Friday at her house in Rancho Cordova.


    I realize that a lot of people take video games very seriously these days, but was this really worth it? Maybe she should've invested that effort into alternatives for her children instead of voluntarily giving herself hyponatremia.
     
  2. s_a_o

    s_a_o The Face of Melinda

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    People are fucked up. That's all I have to say.
     
  3. BasilisK

    BasilisK Good day, pusscake.

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    Not if you don't get to play it. I estimate her thumb speed and optical reflexes have declined a bit.
     
  4. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    i think retardation reached a new level
     
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  5. Black Core

    Black Core Sir MIMA & Leo Godfather

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    ^ and ^^ made me :lol:
     
  6. Pessimism

    Pessimism Endemic Vagabond

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    God I hate radio.
     
  7. Reaping Clarity

    Reaping Clarity The Grimmest Reaper

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    Sock puppet Member

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    thats really sad. her children better appreciate that she died trying to win it.
     
  9. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    crazy and dumb. just fucking buy it, lady.
     
  10. NecrosluG

    NecrosluG Symphonic Metal Composer

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    yeah, I have seen this before. Stupid people can do amazingly idiotic stuff for free merchendise.
     
  11. The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid Afterimage

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    Lets burst our bladders for a Wii. How odd. Id eat my hand for one.
     
  12. Perpetual Catatonia

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    My teacher in 9th grade told me that one of her bosses was always paranoid about dehydration, so he drank water all the time. He died of what she called "over-hydration".

    ...

    :lol:
     
  13. dcox931

    dcox931 teh tshirt guy!

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    ohh damn... LMAO :kickass: :worship:
     
  14. DemonJay

    DemonJay Mmmmm, Blast Beats

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    She didn't commit suicide she died of water intoxication which is not very common but still happens by drinking too much water. Typically people simply stop drinking water when they've had too much so we hardly ever hear about this. The radio station who put on this event should have known better of the risks involved and will probably get the pants sued off of them.
     
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    ~Derek~ Member

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    I hope the radio station gave the family a free Wii.
     
  16. Pessimism

    Pessimism Endemic Vagabond

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    ^They probably didn't.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I can only imagine how that would go. "I'm really sorry about the death of your relative. I truly am... So, anyone up for some Downhill Jam?"
     
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    The Heartbreak Kid Afterimage

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    :lol: "Why don't we play the boxing game family, I know you want to hurt me and why not do it in the best way...with the Wii"
    :lol:
     
  20. PanzerKunt

    PanzerKunt Black Metal Jihad

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    Suicides are intentional, this wasn't. Stupid as hell yea, but not a suicide.
     

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