Woman died holding wee for Wii

Funny as it sound, this is true that a lady died from holding her wee while trying to win a Nitendo Wii. The woman, Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova.

She was taking part in “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest in which KDND 107.9 radio station promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner. Contestants were required to consume as much water while not going to the toilet. Initially, contestants were handed 8-ounce bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes. Then they were given much bigger bottles, as another contestant claimed after drinking five 8 ounce bottles.

A preliminary investigation found evidence of “consistent with a water intoxication death”, as declared by the assistant Coroner.

Apparently, she did not win as the radio station supervisor mentioned “her head was hurting her real bad…and she was crying [when she left the building]”. Not to mentioned that she lost her life at the end of the day. No word on any lawsuits filled against the radio station but they sure got some PR!

Lesson to Learned: “If you go to go, you got to go”.

 (source: CNN News on Jan 14, 2007)

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7 responses to “Woman died holding wee for Wii

  1. This is so sad, I don’t think she shouldve done that and the radio station should of been more carefull, I did some investigating and supposly a doctor called in saying that consuming to much water can poison you and kill you, another family said that they didn’t hear that.. I just all around don’t think that it’s fair, the women died because she was trying to do something nice for her kids, forever her kids now will think it’s there fault she died, which is defidently not fair to them.

  2. These people signed consent forms. They were adults and knew that there was risk involved. So sure, the radio station was at fault, but also, the people doing the contest, should have known better. Then again, these gaming companies and stores that sell them need to stop playing god with our lives and stop releasing little quantities of these gaming systems at a time and things like this won’t happen.

  3. Ok, so she signed a consent form, does that mean the station has the right to be negligent? Ummmm, noooooo. I mean, if I have you sign a consent form to chop your leg off with my hatchet, that doesn’t mean um not responsible for your injury. A little common sense can go a long way. And, unless they were in the medical profession, or read up on the consequences, I dare say the contestents may not have known the dangers. The people sponsoring the contests should have spent a little of that promo time doing research.

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  5. Just wanna see what my symbol looks like

  6. That is so sad.. lesson learned I guess.. pour woman she was so young

  7. I THINK THE RADIO STATION SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO GIVE MONEY TO A FAMILY MEMBER TO HELP RAISE THESE CHILDREN ALSO HAVE A HEART AND GIVE THESE KIDS A WII STATION FOR THEY LOST A MOTHER OVER THIS MAY GOD BLESS THESE CHILDREN AND THOSE OF YOU WHO CARE

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