Friday, February 15, 2008

Those Krazy Kids! 82 Dead and Counting...

What will those krazy kids think up next????

Have a great weekend! I'm out! --D
ATLANTA - At least 82 youths have died from the so-called "choking game," according to the first government count of fatalities from the tragic fad.

In the game, children use dog leashes or bungee cords wrapped around their necks or other means to temporarily cut blood flow to their head. The goal is a dreamlike, floating-in-space feeling when blood rushes back into the brain.

The 82 deaths were spread across 31 states. Nearly 90 percent were boys, at an average age of about 13, the CDC found.

Three or fewer deaths were reported from 1995 through 2004. They jumped to 22 in 2005, 35 in 2006 and at least nine in 2007. It's not clear what drove the increase in recent years, investigators said.

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7 comments:

guhbard said...

His name is Charlie Darwin - look it up.

Dr. Charles Royce Basler said...

No joke. I remember a mild version of this being done at GA. Two boys would hold their necks for a little bit, then the other boys would egg them on to fight. It didn't involved outright passing out--just getting dizzy and suggestible. Pretty crazy.

Dolf said...

Was one of the boys named Cooley?

Dolf said...

guhbard, thanks for reminding me about this... I haven't checked in on the Darwin awards in a couple years.

Darwin Awards 2007

My favorites are "The Enema Within" and "The Laptop Still Works"!

Dolf said...

"Timing is Everything" is good too...

Dolf said...

I can't stop reading...

"Electronic Fireworks" is classic. The comment about his face is noteworthy.

Wrecking Machine said...

More kids die from Aspirin every year. This is no big thing.

At the very least, we are thinning the herd at a younger age.