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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:25 AM

user posted image rA 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.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:31 AM

Most odd.  Shows that anything can kill, really, then, doesn't it?

Wonder how the intoxication actually happens?  What's the physical result of drinking too much water?  Kidney failure, I would imagine???

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:50 AM

What a stupid contest.  Here comes the law suit.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:59 AM

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Most odd.  Shows that anything can kill, really, then, doesn't it?

Wonder how the intoxication actually happens?  What's the physical result of drinking too much water?  Kidney failure, I would imagine???


When you drink too much water too fast, when you expell the water it also flushes out the electrolytes in your body. When you lose so much electrolytes your body doesn't take kindly to that and starts to react. Everything from headaches, vomiting, seizures and death.

I bet a bottle or two of gatorade might have saved this woman's life if she had just drank them.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:32 PM

Hmm my father told me about this one...she must have been really desperate for it.
Strange to think that they went through all that pain just to get a $400 dollar game system...
I hope that her family gets a wii in colsolation...though I guess that she wins  now
I don't think that anyone else can beat her "hold your wee" record- forever is a long time

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:40 PM

I was watching a show on one of the health channels (not sure which channel really.) A pledge died from the same thing (water intoxication) after drinking as much water as he could from a 5 gallon jug.. then had to do as many push ups as he could.. his mother sued the members who made him do this, I think the main two who thought of the idea got 10 yrs for manslaughter.. or something like that. Personally.. I don't think I could push my body, to drink that much. Unfortunately it's amazing what people will do to avoid paying for something.





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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:46 PM

if I were the guy that Did win, would give it to her family.
don't think they should be able to sue.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:48 PM

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I was watching a show on one of the health channels (not sure which channel really.) A pledge died from the same thing (water intoxication) after drinking as much water as he could from a 5 gallon jug.. then had to do as many push ups as he could.. his mother sued the members who made him do this, I think the main two who thought of the idea got 10 yrs for manslaughter.. or something like that. Personally.. I don't think I could push my body, to drink that much. Unfortunately it's amazing what people will do to avoid paying for something.



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if I were the guy that Did win, would give it to her family.
don't think they should be able to sue.

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I wouldn't...with all the money that they would get from the law suit, don't you think that they would by one theirselves?
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:56 PM

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if I were the guy that Did win, would give it to her family.
don't think they should be able to sue.

Moderation in all things and Don't Hold It In.  You can hurt yourself.



I'm not a fan of frivolous law suits but I think her family should sue them like mad.  Its their responsibility when hosting this contest to be sure its safe.   A quick google or check with a doctor would have prevented this.  If she had eaten a tablespoon of salt she probably wouldn't have died.  Ridiculous negligence on their part.


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:56 PM

This happened two days ago and when I heard about it I was shocked that such a thing could happen. Two things scare me about this: 1) that such a thing can possibly happen (the body is 70% water), and 2), that it happens so often there's actually a term for it.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:20 PM

This is very scary. I knew too much water was bad but I never knew that it was that bad...

The family should definately sue the station for every penny they have and still get the Wii...



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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:24 PM

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Hmm my father told me about this one...she must have been really desperate for it.
Strange to think that they went through all that pain just to get a $400 dollar game system...
I hope that her family gets a wii in colsolation...though I guess that she wins  now
I don't think that anyone else can beat her "hold your wee" record- forever is a long time



Actually its only $250, she was trying to win it for her kids, because they are so hard to find right now

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:36 PM

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I'm not a fan of frivolous law suits but I think her family should sue them like mad.  Its their responsibility when hosting this contest to be sure its safe.   A quick google or check with a doctor would have prevented this.  If she had eaten a tablespoon of salt she probably wouldn't have died.  Ridiculous negligence on their part.


I agree. I hate all of these ridiculous law suits that hit the news every other day, but this competition was pretty damn stupid. It's amazing that they managed to actually go through with it without being stopped by anyone at all, I thought it would've been common knowledge that drinking so much water is harmful.

Shouldn't they have had to consult a doctor before actually hosting the competition, anyway?


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:46 PM

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What a stupid contest.  Here comes the law suit.

http://www.alpharubicon.com/med/watertox.html


I doubt there will be a lawsuit. Chances are the radio station had them sign a waver for the contest which takes the blame off them

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:53 PM

Another one of those stupid contests. They'll probably get more publicity for it now. I think I heard of a competition where whoever could stare at a certain part of a van for the longest would win the van. Sue away, my dear friends, is what I would recommend. thumbsup.gif

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