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  1. Standard member Westside Mobster
    The King of Detroit
    13 Jul '09 22:03
    Can a human being consume to much water?
  2. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    13 Jul '09 23:13 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Westside Mobster
    Can a human being consume to much water?
    Water intoxication
    I saw something about it in Fortean times a couple of years ago.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article1059851.ece
  3. Standard member Westside Mobster
    The King of Detroit
    13 Jul '09 23:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by leestatic
    Water intoxication
    I saw something about it in Fortean times a couple of years ago.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article1059851.ece
    Good article. But what about if the person is relatively healthy (physically and mentally).
  4. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    13 Jul '09 23:52 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Westside Mobster
    Good article. But what about if the person is relatively healthy (physically and mentally).
    I doubt it, it's like the "can you strangle your self to death" debate, every cell in the body would be screaming to stop, i don't think you could push past that point being mentally sound, I'm not sure though if someone with Prader-Willi syndrome could drink themselves to death?
  5. 13 Jul '09 23:56
    Originally posted by leestatic
    I doubt it, it's like the "can you strangle your self to death" debate, every cell in the body would be screaming to stop, i don't think you could push past that point being mentally sound.
    You would have a pretty much uncontrollable urge to vomit.
  6. 14 Jul '09 02:01
    Jonny was a chemist

    Jonny is no more

    What Jonny thought was H20 was H2S04.
  7. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    14 Jul '09 02:13 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Jonny was a chemist

    .
    I thought he was an accountant

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh
  8. Standard member Westside Mobster
    The King of Detroit
    14 Jul '09 05:17
    Originally posted by leestatic
    I thought he was an accountant

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh
    Acid is not involved. Or salt. When the 72 year old woman died, were her lungs full of so much water she actually "drowned".
  9. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    14 Jul '09 14:48
    Originally posted by Westside Mobster
    Good article. But what about if the person is relatively healthy (physically and mentally).
    It's possible:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication#Notable_cases
  10. Standard member Westside Mobster
    The King of Detroit
    15 Jul '09 00:00
    Originally posted by PBE6
    It's possible:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication#Notable_cases
    Thanks for the info..
  11. 15 Jul '09 04:16
    Originally posted by Westside Mobster
    Can a human being consume to much water?
    The answer is yes.

    A woman died in the U.S. a few years back from drinking too much water.

    I think it was in California. She was in some water drinking contest. Not sure if she won or not.
  12. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    15 Jul '09 07:55
    Originally posted by mlprior
    The answer is yes.

    A woman died in the U.S. a few years back from drinking too much water.

    I think it was in California. She was in some water drinking contest. Not sure if she won or not.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16614865/