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Mike13
01-15-2007, 01:21 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/13/water.intox.ap/index.html

:shakeno:

Scatman
01-15-2007, 01:38 AM
damn sad to hear when you read the part aboput the kids.....honestly i drink a crap load of water...easily 2 gallons a day on average..i gotta pee like 24-7 too, but never heard of anyone dieing from water....kinda weird.

sure theyll sue though. ...just crazy though what some people will do for crap.

AirMarino83
01-15-2007, 04:44 AM
this honeslty made me sad reading this. i feel bad for her and her family.

NFLFanatic
01-15-2007, 09:44 AM
wow, thats sad. I fell bad for the family

byroan
01-15-2007, 09:50 AM
I just got done reading this in my newspaper. I never knew you could die from drinking too much water.

Silverphin
01-15-2007, 10:37 AM
....****

Phin-o-rama
01-15-2007, 10:51 AM
so.....did she win?

UltraDol-Fan
01-15-2007, 12:09 PM
geez, that radio station is dumb...I'm sure if they researched any college they would find out that too much water can kill you. Frats do this all the time for rush week and initiation and it seems every year I've heard about it here...

Mike13
01-15-2007, 12:46 PM
I just got done reading this in my newspaper. I never knew you could die from drinking too much water.


The body needs a balanced amount of sodium and water. Too much water causes cells to swell and burst, too little causes them to shrivel and die.

Silverphin
01-15-2007, 01:07 PM
so.....did she win?


...........:fire:

Scatman
01-15-2007, 03:42 PM
so.....did she win?


yea bro not real cool

illscriptures
01-16-2007, 12:57 PM
I actually was told by my Foundations of Nutrition teacher at my school (university) that that was almost impossible. She would have had to have drowned herself in water, intaking much more water than air. But I guess she is a lying *****.

Agent51
01-16-2007, 01:53 PM
damn sad to hear when you read the part aboput the kids.....honestly i drink a crap load of water...easily 2 gallons a day on average..i gotta pee like 24-7 too, but never heard of anyone dieing from water....kinda weird.

sure theyll sue though. ...just crazy though what some people will do for crap.

I drink even more than you do, lol. I don't know if this applies to you, but I'm safe because I workout every single day be it surfing, running, or the gym, so I lose a lot of water that needs replacing.

I've definately heard of the fact that you can die from too much water though. If I remember correctly it has something to do with the fact that it changes you're salt levels or something like that. I don't know if that's what causes you to die, but I do know that too much water screws with the salt level.

Dolfan5000
01-16-2007, 02:49 PM
I actually was told by my Foundations of Nutrition teacher at my school (university) that that was almost impossible. She would have had to have drowned herself in water, intaking much more water than air. But I guess she is a lying *****.
She must've made a bad guess then because it is absolutely true that you can kill yourself from drinking too much water.


Most water intoxication is caused by hyponatremia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponatremia), an overdilution of sodium in the blood plasma, which in turn causes an osmotic shift (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmosis) of water from extracellular fluid (outside of cells) to intracellular fluid (within cells). The cells swell as a result of changes in osmotic pressure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmotic_pressure) and may cease to function. When this occurs in the cells of the central nervous system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_nervous_system) and brain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain), water intoxication is the result. Additionally, many other cells in the body may undergo cytolysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytolysis), wherein cell membranes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_membrane) that are unable to stand abnormal osmotic pressures rupture, killing the cells. Initial symptoms typically include light-headedness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_headed), sometimes accompanied by nausea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausea), vomiting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vomiting), headache (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headache) and/or malaise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaise). Plasma sodium levels below 100 mmol/L (2.3g/L) frequently result in cerebral edema (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebral_edema), seizures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seizure), coma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coma), and death (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death) within a few hours of drinking the excess water. As with alcohol poisoning (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_poisoning), the progression from mild to severe symptoms may occur rapidly as the water continues to enter the body from the stomach or intravenously.

Stitches
01-16-2007, 04:33 PM
damn sad to hear when you read the part aboput the kids.....honestly i drink a crap load of water...easily 2 gallons a day on average..i gotta pee like 24-7 too, but never heard of anyone dieing from water....kinda weird.

sure theyll sue though. ...just crazy though what some people will do for crap.

Never heard of drowning? :tongue:

Also, it says on the MSDS of Water that you can die from getting too much.

Stitches
01-16-2007, 04:37 PM
geez, that radio station is dumb...I'm sure if they researched any college they would find out that too much water can kill you. Frats do this all the time for rush week and initiation and it seems every year I've heard about it here...

It's not the radio stations fault. They told the people if they didn't think they could do it, not to put thier health at risk. It's not the radio station's fault at all, they didn't put a gun to anyone's head. The buck should stop getting passed here, and be put squarely on that woman's head.

UltraDol-Fan
01-16-2007, 05:12 PM
Bottom line, this contest IS and WAS dangerous to someone's health. A disclaimer like that doesn't absolve them. If they had a Russian roulette contest and had a disclaimer they would still be responsible.

Stitches
01-16-2007, 05:35 PM
Bottom line, this contest IS and WAS dangerous to someone's health. A disclaimer like that doesn't absolve them. If they had a Russian roulette contest and had a disclaimer they would still be responsible.

The contest is voluntary though, that's the thing. You put yourself at risk everyday you decide to get behind the wheel.

Reminisce32
01-16-2007, 05:45 PM
thats what happends when you have a "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest

TrueDolFan
01-18-2007, 11:47 AM
so.....did she win?


She came in 2nd.

And yes, the lawyers will have a field day with this one. That radio station will have to give that woman's family a Wii for sure!!! :lol:

In all seriousness, though, that woman's family will end up getting a LOT of money from that radio station.

UltraDol-Fan
01-18-2007, 12:06 PM
here's another article...they fired 10 employees.

http://www.tgdaily.com/2007/01/17/deadly_wii_contest/ (http://www.tgdaily.com/2007/01/17/deadly_wii_contest/)


KDND has launched an internal investigation, but the county sheriff's office said it was not investigating. Strange signed a waiver, relieving the station of any legal guilt or responsibility for her death.

TractorTraylor
01-18-2007, 12:47 PM
geez, that radio station is dumb...I'm sure if they researched any college they would find out that too much water can kill you. Frats do this all the time for rush week and initiation and it seems every year I've heard about it here...


Yea, I know.. I had a friend die from this same thing during Frat pledging.. its a shame that this had to happen.

Thoughts and Prayers go out to her family.

Stitches
01-18-2007, 04:41 PM
She came in 2nd.

And yes, the lawyers will have a field day with this one. That radio station will have to give that woman's family a Wii for sure!!! :lol:

In all seriousness, though, that woman's family will end up getting a LOT of money from that radio station.

No they won't, she signed a waiver.

byroan
01-18-2007, 05:10 PM
No they won't, she signed a waiver.

Doesn't matter.

TheMageGandalf
01-18-2007, 05:35 PM
Doesn't matter.

Actually it does. It's a contract isn't it?

They can sue all they want sure, but it's up to the lawyers to prove the station, knowingly, really wanted to put these people at risk of death or something like that.

The only way see that they can maybe get a loop hole is if they go the route of the contest wasn't handled properly and that they didn't have adequate supervision and/or people capable of responding to an emergency situation should something go wrong. Something on those lines. Though I think its all into the exact wording of the waiver.

Maybe there's a loop hole and maybe there isn't.

Jimmy James is a good lawyer outside of this board if I remember right, he could shed some more light on this.

UltraDol-Fan
01-18-2007, 05:38 PM
I think the waiver just gets them off the hook for criminal charges, I think they could easily win a civil suit...similar to the OJ case where he was found responsible but not guilty.

byroan
01-18-2007, 05:42 PM
Actually it does. It's a contract isn't it?

They can sue all they want sure, but it's up to the lawyers to prove the station, knowingly, really wanted to put these people at risk of death or something like that.

The only way see that they can maybe get a loop hole is if they go the route of the contest wasn't handled properly and that they didn't have adequate supervision and/or people capable of responding to an emergency situation should something go wrong. Something on those lines. Though I think its all into the exact wording of the waiver.

Maybe there's a loop hole and maybe there isn't.

Jimmy James is a good lawyer outside of this board if I remember right, he could shed some more light on this.

There's always a way out of a contract. I'm guessing you didn't listen to the clips from the radio station. These guys were jerks. They were laughing about the whole situation.

They'll be held accountable for it.

TheMageGandalf
01-18-2007, 05:43 PM
I think the waiver just gets them off the hook for criminal charges, I think they could easily win a civil suit...similar to the OJ case where he was found responsible but not guilty.


Possibly, possibly.

Here's the link to our own POFO where some of the guys are talking about it aswell.

http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=179565

TheMageGandalf
01-18-2007, 05:47 PM
There's always a way out of a contract. I'm guessing you didn't listen to the clips from the radio station. These guys were jerks. They were laughing about the whole situation.

They'll be held accountable for it.

No, I didn't get to listen.

So, if its like that, then like I said you have the loop hole needed to prove that they knowingly were putting people's lives at risk of death on purpose and you can hear the cha-ching of the cash right now.

Although on the contract thing...man you have to be real careful because if contracts were meant to be broken so easily there wouldn't be any need for them and we'd be back to the "my word is my honor" of the middle ages.

Dol-Fan Dupree
01-18-2007, 06:33 PM
Did the waiver say that drinking too much water can cause death? I am sure they could get around it because they didn't adequately explain the dangers of drinking too much water.

Dol-Fan Dupree
01-18-2007, 07:51 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164325.html

Here is a link about them actually openning an investigation after the audio hit the internet and they showed enough knowledge of someone dying from drinking too much water.

Mainge
01-18-2007, 07:55 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164325.html

Here is a link about them actually openning an investigation after the audio hit the internet and they showed enough knowledge of someone dying from drinking too much water.

Disgusting. :shakeno:

Dol-Fan Dupree
01-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Disgusting. :shakeno:

The investigation is digusting?

Mainge
01-18-2007, 08:45 PM
The investigation is digusting?

The audio is.

Mike13
01-19-2007, 01:36 AM
The audio is.

*******s.

TheMageGandalf
01-19-2007, 03:16 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164325.html

Here is a link about them actually openning an investigation after the audio hit the internet and they showed enough knowledge of someone dying from drinking too much water.


Cool thanks.

This was in the article:

"But in audio recordings which have been posted on the Internet, the DJs are heard joking about contestants dying of water intoxication, even referencing the death of Matthew Carrington, a student who died after drinking too much water during a fraternity hazing. A caller, who identified herself as Eva, also phoned in to the show to warn that the stunt could kill, but she was dismissed by being told that contestants had "signed releases, so we're not responsible."

With that, they just screwed themselves. I hope they file criminal charges, we'll have to wait and see what the district attorney can do with it.

Dolfan5000
01-19-2007, 10:07 AM
Cool thanks.

This was in the article:

"But in audio recordings which have been posted on the Internet, the DJs are heard joking about contestants dying of water intoxication, even referencing the death of Matthew Carrington, a student who died after drinking too much water during a fraternity hazing. A caller, who identified herself as Eva, also phoned in to the show to warn that the stunt could kill, but she was dismissed by being told that contestants had "signed releases, so we're not responsible."

With that, they just screwed themselves. I hope they file criminal charges, we'll have to wait and see what the district attorney can do with it.
BAM! One and done.

Scatman
01-19-2007, 12:39 PM
yea man these guys are f'ed up.

the dj's and the station are pretty screwed