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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

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Maybe he was brain dead before he started drinking the water. Who the hell drinks 4 gallons of water? Even the large Gatorade coolers are only 10 gallons, so he sat there and drank almost half the water in it?
The link I posted above explains it.

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Old 08-15-2014, 01:18 AM
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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

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Water Toxicity is very real. Here is a link to the article about it:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1770067/
Yep. Remember the women a few years ago who died in a competition to win a wii. The thing I don't get is the 4 gallons part, that's a awful lot even in extreme heat. I understand american football has a lot of breaks compared to action but I would still imagine he would have had to be drinking non-stop to reach 4 gallons. Perhaps this was some kind of 'hazing' gone wrong

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:52 AM
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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

If his practices are anything like the ones were used to endure in high school, he was probably doing two-a-days or three-a-day practices. Depending on how they "water" the team, it's easy to consume a lot of water out there without realizing it.

I did it a few times back in high school, drinking way too much water because I THOUGHT my body needed it. Instead, I was over-hydrating myself and paired with the heat and exercise just making myself very sick.

I'm with most of you though, 4 Gallons? Sheesh, that's a lot. Still, I imagine he probably did in fact drink all of it intentionally, just probably didn't know there would be this side-effect.

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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

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How the fuck is that even possible?
You dilute your bloodstream too much. You can die through digestive failure or stomach rupturing or heart failure.

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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

The liquid capacity of the human stomach is 35 ounces. The need to urinate begins at about the five-ounce mark. A gallon is 128 fluid ounces. Four gallons is 512 fluid ounces.

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Old 08-16-2014, 01:36 AM
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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

What idiot drinks 4 gallons of water? I'm gonna agree and say he was brain-dead before he started..

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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

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4 gallons? It what time frame did he drink 4 gallons of water? I drink about a gallon of water each day throughout about 12 hour period. Been doing it for years. But I can't imagine needing to drink that much water and your body even allowing you to swallow it. Something is amiss. I can't imagine this boy during a football practice drinking that much water.
It happens. Your body cannot process & eliminate that much fluid in a short amount of time. Your lungs infiltrate, the brain can swell, extreme edema- just as deadly as dehydration but much, much faster.

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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

I wonder if you drank saline solution(matching your body's salt level) if it would have any different effect?

Probably not, since that much liquid is just an overload on the system.

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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

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The link I posted above explains it.
I understand the concept of water intoxication, but still think the kid was really dumb to drink that much. It's natural selection, really. Darwin's theory at work.

A small water bottle is around 12 ounces. Common sense says if I drink 43 water bottles (4 gallons), it will probably be a problem. Just like if ate 43 cheesesteaks or drank 43 beers or took 43 vitamins.

I was in a Burger King yesterday and saw a kid around 14 years old trying to figure out one of the new style coke soda machines. You select the drink you want then hold the push button to pour it. He stood there for 3 minutes with a confused look on his face, then walked back to the counter, but seemed too embarrassed to ask the cashier how to work the machine so he walked back over to it. I considered explaining to him how to use it, but I figured it'd be more fun to see how long it took him to figure it out. 2 minutes later, still confused, he couldn't figure it out, and his Dad walked over to see what was taking so long. He asked his Dad, "how I do dis?"

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Re: High School Football Player Dies After Drinking 4 GALLONS of Water

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He died just two weeks before he was due to be shot and killed by a local gangbanger who thought his cellphone was worth a bullet, tragic... Now that poor gangbanger will have to find a white woman to carjack, rape and torture before he crashes the car into a family selling fruit
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