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Old 01-25-2007, 09:34 PM   #16
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Natural Selection at work.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:36 PM   #17
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:39 PM   #18
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Most people do not realize the consequences of drinking too much water. It's understandable, something like this would happen.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:41 PM   #19
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I wonder where is the children's father to be honest. he should feel like a prick. i don't blame her for trying to do something for her children, but a video game? She died tyring to get a video game? What a worthless reason to die. Just wait and buy one. Radio station phucked up and she was stupid also. Would you eat chicken sh!t for a million bucks knowing you could get e-coli?
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:42 PM   #20
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Drinking water and eating chicken **** is not a fair comparison.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:48 PM   #21
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Most people do not realize the consequences of drinking too much water. It's understandable, something like this would happen.
That's true, and I didn't know about the dangers of water specifically, but most people know that anything can be dangerous if done to ridiculously excessive levels. I assume there's risk involved in trying to eat 100 hot dogs, trying to hold your breath for minutes on end, or trying to set a record for not sleeping. I don't neccesarily know why they're dangerous (with holding your breath I do) but they simply don't sound smart to me.

Natural selection is too harsh for this though.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:56 PM   #22
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That's true, and I didn't know about the dangers of water specifically, but most people know that anything can be dangerous if done to ridiculously excessive levels. I assume there's risk involved in trying to eat 100 hot dogs, trying to hold your breath for minutes on end, or trying to set a record for not sleeping. I don't neccesarily know why they're dangerous (with holding your breath I do) but they simply don't sound smart to me.

Natural selection is too harsh for this though.

This woman drank two gallons of water in two hours. However, she was reassured that nothing bad would come of this. That is why there is a possibility of criminal negligence. The people at the radio station KNEW better, they knew specifically of a case in Chico where a frat-guy died from drinking too much water in a hazing incident, and yet they never mentioned any of this to the contestant's, or the severe consequences that may happen.

As far as these people knew, they were told by the employee's at the radio station, the worst thing that could happen was that they would vomit, since the body doesn't like to hold too much water, it will automatically initiate vomiting, which is a ridiculous assumption that any first-semester college anatomy student can laugh at.


If any good comes out of this, we will hopefully see an end, or at least a decrease of these idiotic publicity stunts that so often lead to serious harm or death to a person.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:57 PM   #23
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Drinking water and eating chicken **** is not a fair comparison.

The point I'm trying to make even though they are extreme is that it was over a video game which I don't care if they wanted it for Christmas, she died trying to get it. Now they don't have their mother. She acknowledged she was getting sick and kept doing it. The chicken sh!t was extreme, I will take it back but she was stupid for going against her body.

Too much of ANYTHING can kill you. Water, of course we need it, but if your dehydrated, which she could have been already to be able to drink that much water would have killed her anyway. Anybody whose been dehydrated know not to drink water, but a gatorade type drink with those neccessary electrolytes. That's why there is gatorade and powerades, stuff like that for athletes in any sport to drink during their games, plus cramps is a motherscooter.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:08 PM   #24
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i'm sure an abulance could have gotten to her if she held on a wii bit longer...
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:15 PM   #26
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For the next show I suggest a salt eating contest. First to 100 grams wins a casket.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:21 PM   #27
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In the end, did her kids get the wii, or was she disqualified?
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In the end, did her kids get the wii, or was she disqualified?


no she got some tickets to a concert or something.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:22 PM   #29
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She must have been a crack whore, if she would actually put herself through that just for a 250 dollar game system.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:26 PM   #30
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In the end, did her kids get the wii, or was she disqualified?


No, but the lady that actually won ended up in the hospital as well.
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