Personally, I Prefer the "Run Out In Traffic Game"--Updated
Student dies playing the "choking game"
.Hansen, of Elkview, was a junior majoring in chemical engineering and a 4.0 student, Lofstead said.
Update: Okay, I used this for a quick joke, but it is a serious situation
. My heart goes out to commenter Lori who lost a son this way. She's right, let's use this as a teaching moment. If you have kids warn them that this is about as much a game as running out in traffic. As the story says:The object of the "choking game" is to deprive the brain of oxygen so one can feel a brief rush when the blood flow returns. The game _ also known as space monkey, flat-liner, fainting game and black out _ was responsible for more than 50 deaths last year and eight this year, according to the Stop The Choking Game Web site. It can also cause brain damage, strokes, seizures and retinal damage.