QUOTE(JordanN_3335 @ Jan 23 2007, 05:10 PM)
YES, CAUSE SHE WAS DESPRETE TO GET ONE! You can buy one at the store cause they are in stock. And how can you not know what will kill you and what wont kill you. Sure it's a contest but dont people know that forcing the body to not urinate leads to water intoxitcation! I'm not pointing fingers but just like what sonic the hedgehog says "It's your body" she was in control of her death.
By the way sleeping is whole other concept compared to this.
Okay, so if she was in control of her death. I doubt she wouldn't let herself get killed. AND lets go back to the article. Lets see if it said shes desperate to get one, A twenty-eight year old Sacramento mother of three has died of water intoxication after taking part in a local radio competition to win a Wii console.
Jennifer Strange was found dead on Friday at her home after taking part in a contest named “Hold your wee for a Wii” at the studios of radio station KDND 107.9. The competition involved drinking large quantities of water, with the last person to go to the toilet winning a Wii console – currently out of stock in most of North America.
An Associated Press interview with another contestant, named James Ybarra, claimed that contestants were initially given eight ounce bottles of water to drink every fifteen minutes, with larger bottles being used once contestants began to drop out. According to Ybarra, “They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk." He described the victim as “a nice lady” and that “she was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for her kids."
According to Wikipedia's definition of the condition, water intoxication (also known as hyperhydration or water poisoning) is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is upset by a rapid intake of water. It is unclear how serious a danger to the contestant’s health KDND knew the competition to be at the time.
John Geary, vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Sacramento, the station's owner, claimed to the AP that 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. The incident has already been widely reported by mass media outlets around the world.
Well, I dont see anything about being desperate. Oh wats this,
He described the victim as “a nice lady” and that “she was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for her kids."
well that shows how desperate she was and how she was obviously doing it for herself and contradicting herself about doing it for her kids.