8 Bizarre Overdoses
1Laughing Gas Overdose
Strange had showed fellow contestants photographs of her two sons and daughter, for whom she was hoping to win the Nintendo Wii. The game console sells for about $250.
Long story short, fluoride is a mineral which, when administered in controlled and relatively small amounts, is actually quite beneficial.
However, this woman's habit of daily drinking a pitcher of tea made from over 100 tea bags for a period of roughly 17 years eventually led to her body being exposed to whopping amounts of the mineral.
Still, there is one piece of very good news: the woman's skeletal fluorosis has every chance of healing in time, provided that she cuts down on her tea intake and turns towards other beverages, instead.
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Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old mother of eight from Invercargill in southern New Zealand, drank huge amounts of the fizzy beverage for years before her death in February 2010, coroner David Crerar found.
He said Harris suffered from a number of health conditions which could be linked to the "extreme" amounts of Coke she downed, playing a role in the cardiac arrhythmia that finally killed her.
Twenty-eight year old mechanic Sergey Tuganov reportedly accepted a $4,300 bet from two women who claimed he didn't have the stamina to endure an all-day sex session with them. Twelve hours and a whole bottle of Viagra later the dirty deed was done. Unfortunately, so was Mr. Tuganov.
According to Moscow police, the heroic grease monkey thrust his last mere moments after winning his wager, the victim of a somewhat predictable heart attack. Here's a suggested new health warning: "In the rare event of a Russian all-day Viagra orgy challenge, politely decline."
6Caffeine Powder Overdose
The packet of caffeine powder was purchased online for $5.38 and instructed users to take no more than one sixteenth of a teaspoon. Bedford's death has been ruled accidental.
7Soy Sauce Overdose
After the man drank the soy sauce, he began twitching and having seizures, so the friends took him to an emergency room. That hospital administered anti-seizure medication, but he was already in a coma when he was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where Dr. David J. Carlberg was working, nearly four hours after the event.
The man's sodium levels returned to normal after about five hours. He remained in a coma for three days, but woke up on his own.
The man, from Ayrshire, Scotland, was prescribed anticoagulants after suffering heart failure and his dose was monitored once or twice a week to prevent blood clotting. When his blood started to clot, the man was admitted to a specialized heart unit of the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank. Doctors could not work out why the medication was not keeping his blood thin until they discovered that he had been eating too many sprouts.
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