|01-18-2007, 12:27 PM||#31|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Re: Woman dies in Wii contest
From what I understand, water intoxication is deadly because it dilutes the salt within your body. Humans must have salt to survive, and I believe this has been known for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. I suppose a combination of urinating and eating salt could have helped, and if the DJs were serious they could have still had the contest, but without fatal results.
She quit for the concert tickets, but she died before having the chance to go. Terrible.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.