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Old 01-15-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mom Dies Attempting to Win a Wii

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According to an Associated Press story, a Rancho Cordova, California woman who competed in a radio station contest to win a Nintendo Wii died of water intoxication Friday. Jennifer Strange, 28, was attempting to win the Wii console for her three kids.

The "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest put on by Sacramento radio station KDND 107.9 had contestants drinking as much bottled water as they could in order to see who could hold it in the longest. The winner was promised a free console.

Strange, who consumed several 8-ounce bottles of water, said her head hurt and was heard crying on the way home. The radio station, which did warn contestants that they shouldn't put their health at risk, states it was stunned when it heard the news.
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What a shame...
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:17 AM   #2
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What a shame.

Wow.

Thats incredibly sad..
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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yeah, heard about this earlier. Really sad, but then again you should know your own limits.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:44 AM   #4
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Well it's kinda hard to tell, because it's water. Everyone knows what it feels like to hold in pee, but I imagine it's rather hard to tell that you've crossed the line.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:59 AM   #5
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Jesus, thats terrible! Are the radio station getting away without any legal things?
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:03 AM   #6
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Not sure. The station did warn the participants to know their limit and if they couldn't do it, just stop.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:24 AM   #7
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no wee for wii? I read this yesterday but didn't post a link here... aparantly the competition organisers have removed even any reference to the competition at all!
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:26 AM   #8
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thats even worse... as though it never happend!
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:11 AM   #9
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Default Re: Mom Dies Attempting to Win a Wii

Heh so you want to sue a radio station for having a contest "hold wee for a wii" it was her choice her decision she missed up she paid the price why should the Radio station pay also? They didn't shove the water down her thoart she did.

Also it was water.... Water normally doesn't kill you if you drink it.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:27 AM   #10
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they should of known better...I can think of alot more cometitions they could of help, you know, the ones that dont kill you! some people will go to extreme lengths to get what they want, she wasnt to know it was going to kill her, the radio station should of done alot more research!
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