Price is right - Ford Focus Wagon

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Bob did his shtick this morning ... you could win one of these ....

    A NEW CAR!

    The curtain opened and it was a Ford Focus wagon. The lady tried to look interested, but just last month they were giving away a Corvette. I would have asked for another prize. :evil:
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    They gave away another 2007 Mustang after that, neither one was won by the contestant however.
  3. unplugged

    unplugged Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Some contests are just not worth it.

    A very sad story.
    :cry: :cry: :cry:
    Woman drinks so much water she dies
    POSTED: 10:33 p.m. EST, January 13, 2007

    SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- A woman who competed in a radio station's contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coroner's office said Saturday.

    Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova home hours after taking part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest in which KDND 107.9 promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner.

    "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 at Radiological Associates of Sacramento. "She was crying, and that was the last that anyone had heard from her."

    It was not immediately known how much water Strange consumed.

    A preliminary investigation found evidence "consistent with a water intoxication death," said assistant Coroner Ed Smith.

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

    "We are awaiting information that will help explain how this tragic event occurred," he said.

    Initially, contestants were handed 8-ounce 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 Ybarra of Woodland. "They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk."

    Ybarra said he quit after drinking five bottles. "My bladder couldn't handle it anymore," he added.

    After he quit, he said, the remaining contestants, including Strange, were given even bigger bottles to drink.

    "I was talking to her and she was a nice lady," Ybarra said. "She was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for her kids."
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    RE: Some contests are just not worth it.

    Yeah, you can't do this. :-( The electrolyes and sodium levels in your body are supposed to have a constant amount of water. If you are dehydrated, that's bad. If you are hyperhydrated, that's bad too. Your brain will swell and then will shut down as a final effect.
  5. Reprobate

    Reprobate New Member

    RE: Some contests are just not worth it.

    Roger that. This allegedly happened during a fraternity hazing incident at SMU a few years ago. The members mistakenly thought large quantities of water would be safer than the same quantities of beer. A potential member lost his life because of an electrolyte and sodium imbalance as Steve stated. :/
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    yeah I remember that story. Very sad when it happens, becuase people think that they're doing something cool, but not "dangerous" like drinking a bunch of booze.

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