Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Chinese man dies watching Euro 2012

A Chinese man has died after staying awake for 11 days in a row to watch Euro 2012.  The last straw was apparently some point during the Spain v France game when his body just gave up through boredom.

So far I think the death count for Euro 2012 is 1, but if you know of any more please feel free to add it in the comments because that would be a nice thing to do.  The Chinese dude in question went to work, rested a tiny bit when he got home and then went out at like 2.45am to watch the matches, took a whole bunch of pills to keep himself awake, drank some pints and then went straight to work.  For 11 days.  A doctor said:
“Jiang was in good health. But staying up through the night and not sleeping enough weakened his immune system and he drank and smoked while watching the football, triggering his condition. If you use beer to replace water that is not good. Alcohol harms the body,”
Uhhh gee thanks for the patronising mr doctor sir.  I think I'd know if beer was better than water for staying alive, I'm not some kind of idiot.  Next you'll be telling me that it's not safe to drive after you've only had like 5 pints - it makes me better at going faster!  Damn scientists ruining my fun