Monday, January 15, 2007

A Wii Bit Strange

"A woman who competed in a radio station's contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication."

"Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday ... hours after taking part in the 'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' contest in which KDND 107.9 promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner."

"It was not immediately known how much water Strange consumed", but they "found evidence consistent with a water intoxication death."

"Initially, contestants were handed 8-ounce bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes. 'They were small little half-pint bottles, so we thought it was going to be easy,' said fellow contestant James Ybarra."

"Ybarra said he quit after drinking five bottles. After he quit ... the remaining contestants, including Strange, were given even bigger bottles to drink. 'I was talking to her and she was a nice lady,' Ybarra said. 'She was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for her kids.'"

From this article.

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