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Originally Posted by claf-43 /forum/post/0
Didnt some lady die as a result of this competition? Thats what I read via another forum
Originally Posted by FACP /forum/post/0
this is really sad...
Too much water is indeed dangerous and can kill you. Too much water can cause such an electrolyte imbalance in your body, particularly your sodium level. Free water will drop your sodium to dangerously low levels (hyponatremia), which is what probably happened to this poor girl. I'm surprised nobody in that radio staion knew about that.
Originally Posted by DanLW /forum/post/0
Now, let's say they set up a football field at the grand canyon so that one of the sidelines is right on the edge of a cliff. If somebody falls off, that's gross negligence because the hazard was obvious.
Originally Posted by Doctor Krypton /forum/post/0
I can't agree with that really though. It's the people at the radio station who are partially at fault and the participants for not having common sense.
The name doesn't matter.
If there was a contest called "roll down a hill in a box for an Xbox" would you blame the name?
Originally Posted by Slacker George /forum/post/0
It's strange to think how a simple choice about something as frivolous as the name of a videogame console could lead to something so tragic. If it had been named anything but the Wii that woman would be alive today.