Posted by: angeldaniel | January 15, 2007

Todo en exceso es malo… hasta el agua pura

Hoy murió en California una mujer de 28 años por tomar demasiada agua. Estaba participando en un concurso, donde el objetivo era tomar mucha agua sin ir al baño y la que ganara se ganaba un WII (consola de juegos). En Inglés el concurso se llamó “Hold your Wee for a Wii”. Un juego de palabras.

Es una noticia extraña, pero confirma que todo en exceso es malo.. hasta el agua pura 😦

Aquí está la noticia en Inglés tomada de


Drinking too much water kills radio contestant

A 28-year-old American woman has died of water intoxication after taking part in a radio station’s water-drinking contest to win a video game.

The coroner’s office in Sacramento, California, said at the weekend that a preliminary investigation found evidence “consistent with a water intoxication death”.Jennifer Strange’s mother found her daughter’s body at her home after Strange called her supervisor at her job to say she was heading home in terrible pain.

“She said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad,” said Laura Rios, one of Strange’s co-workers. “She was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her.”

Strange took part in a contest at a radio station in which participants competed to see how much water they could drink without going to the bathroom.

Initially, contestants were handed 220ml-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 Year. “They told us `If you don’t feel like you can do this, don’t put your health at risk.”‘

He quit after drinking five bottles. “My bladder couldn’t handle it any more,” he added.

The remaining contestants, including Strange, were given even bigger bottles to drink.

“I was talking to her and she was a nice lady,” he said. “She was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for kids.”

The winner of the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest was promised a Nintendo Wii video game system.

John Geary, a vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Sacramento, the station’s owner, said station personnel were stunned when they heard of Strange’s death. –AP


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