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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2017, 08:08:08 PM »
Father died 'after downing whole bottle of tequila for a bet'
 Anna Schaverien,The Telegraph 5 hours ago


A 23-year-old Dominican man has died of alcohol poisoning after reportedly downing a whole bottle of tequila in one go for a £520 bet.

Kelvin Rafael Mejía approached a group at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic and bet that he could down a whole bottle of the Mexican alcohol, according to local media reports.

Mr Mejía completed the challenge and received his winnings of 30,000 pesos (£520).

But minutes later he became unable to stand and the young man collapsed in the club’s toilets and later died in hospital. The medical examiner confirmed that Mr Mejía had died of alcohol intoxication.

Local news outlet El Día reported that Mr Mejía had a two month old daughter.

A video of the 23-year-old’s challenge has been shared extensively on social media.

The clip shows other nightclubbers at Vacca Lounge cheering Mr Mejía on as he drinks, while others film him.

Elis Gómez, the owner of the nightclub in the city of La Romana has distanced himself from the event.

The nightclub owner told news agency EFE that Mr Mejía, a regular at the club, took it upon himself to bet a group he could complete the challenge.

Local police have closed Vacca Lounge temporarily so that an investigation can be carried out into Mr Mejía’s death.

However no arrests have been made.

The aunt of Mr Mejía, Sandra Perozo, said that his death should serve as an example to young people that “not everyone who says they are a friend is really your friend.”
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2017, 09:19:33 PM »
To be fair thats what was reported in the press..

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if at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2018, 07:39:50 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2018, 08:43:05 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/15/woman-jailed-for-killing-boyfriend-in-youtube-stunt-that-went-wrong-monalisa-perez-pedro-ruiz
A case when a little research would have gone a long way. It's frightening that these people (-1 now) are walking our streets.

Truly frightening, when research would have been easy to do.
I expect they hadn't read the encyclopedia.
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/15/woman-jailed-for-killing-boyfriend-in-youtube-stunt-that-went-wrong-monalisa-perez-pedro-ruiz
A case when a little research would have gone a long way. It's frightening that these people (-1 now) are walking our streets.

Truly frightening, when research would have been easy to do.
I expect they hadn't read the encyclopedia.
LOL there was a bullet hole through that part of it.

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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2018, 10:19:57 PM »
I wonder what happened to muppet? Last active Jan 1st 2017. Must have made a New Year's Resolution to pack in the board. He's a big loss.

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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2018, 11:04:55 AM »
I wonder what happened to muppet? Last active Jan 1st 2017. Must have made a New Year's Resolution to pack in the board. He's a big loss.

Yes - he was an asset to the board.
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« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2018, 11:48:22 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44869635
That was a good story, not only does John Joe have a good sense of humour but he can also spot a blatant hoax bomb at 50 paces and is a dab hand with the welder.

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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2018, 12:22:48 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44869635
That was a good story, not only does John Joe have a good sense of humour but he can also spot a blatant hoax bomb at 50 paces and is a dab hand with the welder.
Good story but unfortunately you have to die during the act to become a Darwin award candidate!:)