Monday, January 15, 2007


I heard this on the news this morning.

'Hold your wee' contest turns deadly for woman...


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A 28-year-old woman died of water intoxication after taking part in a radio station's water-drinking contest to win a Nintendo Wii video game system, the coroner's office said.

Jennifer Strange's mother found her daughter's body at home after Strange called her supervisor at work to say she was heading home in terrible pain.

Earlier in the day, Strange took part in a contest at radio station in which participants competed to see how much water they could drink without going to the bathroom. Initially, contestants were handed 220-millilitre bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes. The winner of the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest was promised a Nintendo Wii console.

1 comment:

bobett said...


I thought to much water could put you in a coma especially with atheletes: especially marathon runners. I've heard the official name for this condition is hyponatremia.

Sadly, even to much water can
cause death.