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Old 01-14-07, 01:55 PM   #1
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A 28 year old Rancho Cordova woman has died from her participation in a radio contest to win a Wii. Some clever monkey at station KDND 107.9 out of Sacramento, thought it would be hilarious to hold a "Hold your Wee for a Wii" contest (get it?). Contestants were given water to drink and whoever could drink the most without peeing, would get the Wii. According to one contestant, the lady in question, Jennifer Strange, drank at least five 8oz bottles of water in the first hour and even more afterwards, but no one knows for sure how much exactly she consumed. The coroner said that early investigation showed signs that her death might have been caused by water intoxication. It should be noted though, that this is NOT the official word as of yet, just the preliminary findings.

Well, the radio station shouldn't have done this contest without warnings in place. The details are unclear - did they want people to drink lots of water AND hold their urine? If so, if they didnt specify how much water to drink, thats dangerous. If they didn't warn you not to participate if you have certain diseases (CRF, CHF, etc) thats dangerous. Even if they didn't encourage drinking water and just wanted you to hold your urine - that could case hydronephrosis and damaged kidneys. There is a limit to how long one should retain urine. 6 hours is the max you should ever allow a person to retain urine...

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Old 01-14-07, 02:05 PM   #2
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A good candidate for the Darwin Award
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Old 01-14-07, 02:12 PM   #3
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I could have won the contest.

I own at being stupid and holding my bodily wastes longer than I should.
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Old 01-14-07, 02:30 PM   #4
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I could have won the contest.

I own at being stupid and holding my bodily wastes longer than I should.
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Old 01-14-07, 02:51 PM   #5
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when you get that close, wouldnt you just pee? i mean, im pretty sure you cant make yourself die that way. just like you cant hold your breath and kill yourself.

however, excessive water consumption can kill you.
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Old 01-14-07, 04:46 PM   #6
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Old 01-14-07, 05:22 PM   #7
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Yeah this is ****ing hilarious - I am sure her kids are getting a good laugh out of this.
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Old 01-14-07, 07:15 PM   #8
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I call BS
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Old 01-14-07, 07:26 PM   #9
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I call BS
Nope, it's true http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243617,00.html
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I don't know about water intoxication (I've never heard the details of it, but I can't say if its untrue) but holding in your urine (witholding micturition) for long periods of time can cause hydronephrosis - a type and method of kidney damage. This can leave you on dialysis for the rest of your life, if not kill you.

Its not quite the same as holding your breath because although it would be very painful to hold it in for such a long time, you could do it, and then once you finally give in and go to the toilet, the damage to your kidneys may already be extensive, perhaps fatal. It won't kill you straight away, it may take hours or days. OTOH not many would be able to hold it in, and many would just wee their pants before significant damage was done. But some people can - perhaps this lady.
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Old 01-14-07, 08:38 PM   #11
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I think too much water can dilute your blood too much, so that may be it. I might listen to the station to see if they talk about it, but I hate their kind of music...
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Old 01-14-07, 08:59 PM   #12
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I remember a local bar hosting something similar to this. They would have a discount on beer until the first person went to the bathroom. Even with a bunch of drunk cheap bastards, I never heard of anybody dying from this.

I imagine this lady must of had some sort of complication to begin with that this may have just compounded. Shame to see somebody die trying to provide for their kid... even if it wasn't a necessity. Don't fight Mother Nature.
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