Radio stations usually have fun webpages...not boring text heavy front pages like the webpage picture shown to the right.
Last Friday 107.9 The End (KDND) out of Sacramento, California held a radio contest called "Hold your wee for a wii" were contestants were challenged to see who could drink the most water with out having to use the restroom. The contestant that could go the longest would win a Nintendo Wii.
Yet, one contestant Jennifer Strange died of water intoxication (hyponatremia) at home hours after the competition.
I post this, one because it is very sad, and tramatic. I feel sorry for the friends and family of Jennifer Strange.
I also imagine the staff of KDND's moring show (The Morning Rave) feel awful. The front page of the KDND's webpage is posted above where VP John Geary states sympathy to friends and family of Jennifer Strange and states that "Morning Rave is off the air indefinitely."
Interestingly, this sight has gotten a fair number of hits in regards to the news event over the past couple days, because of the title of this blog (Strange Culture) and it's relation to the water overdose victim.
Also, I did a post as a gag were I posted a "water drinking contest" on the world water day website, which incidentally got published on the site.
I even received this e-mail in my inbox today...
A number of side effects, some fatal, can result from drinking too much water. Cancel the competition! It is unsafe. A woman just died in the States after a water drinking contest. Contests that encourage people to consume ANYTHING either too quickly or in too large a quantity are generally not a good idea.
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