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Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« on: July 20, 2013, 01:05:06 AM »
It was supposed to be a bit of harmless fun, but a beer drinking festival in Spain had a sickening finale on Wednesday after the winner downed one glass too many.

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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 04:00:34 AM »
I love the quote in the comments "European beer is so much stronger than American beer, better, too.".

But, as was also mentioned, drinking that much of anything in 20 minutes is seriously dangerous. Let alone beer.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 07:31:22 AM »
i can't read the whole story but drinking plain water in vast quantities rapidly can kill you. leads to rapid hyponatremia (low sodium) brain swelling and death.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 07:43:04 AM »
The article said the man was morbidly obese. He may have gone into cardiac arrest without the beer.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2013, 07:52:15 AM »
Six liters is only about a gallon and a half. What a pussy.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013, 08:44:02 AM »
First, let me say that a beer drinking "competition" is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of.  Beyond that, I'd guess he had some underlying health problem that exacerbated things, but I've gone into a-fib by drinking 6 beers in 1.5 hours.  Of course, I have underlying health issues, too.  I hope that some good can come of this by people realizing what a stupid f##king thing it was to do in the first place.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2013, 09:14:22 AM »
+1.  Not just the quantity, but the quantity in a short amount of time.  More or less a giant beer bong. You gotta live to fight another day.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 03:04:06 PM »
Oh to be 19 again...

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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2013, 03:59:22 PM »
Until recently my Kegorator was 80" from my favorite seat. I moved it behind the weight bench after seriously considering moving the fridge right next to the couch. ;D
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2013, 06:27:04 PM »
You know what, you have to be healthy to drink beer. All beer belly jokes aside as Denny said A-Fib will be your end. Be a REAL MAN and listen to your body. We don't want a body count we want to count on you as a body that we count on.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 05:37:24 AM »
I hope that some good can come of this by people realizing what a stupid f##king thing it was to do in the first place.

Yeah, I'm no stranger to overdoing it once in a while but I never understood drinking "competitions". That's not enjoyable to me, and enjoying yourself should be the whole point in drinking.
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 05:27:47 AM »
This is why they put that warning at the beginning of "Beerfest"
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Re: Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2013, 04:42:13 PM »
There's no way those guys in beer rest could drink that much beer,let alone piss that much out in one sitting.