Holy Crap!!!

image from http://www.switched.com/tag/death/page/2/
I just read this in the daily MSN news. I’ve never heard anything like it—> In fact, I can’t believe that this could actually happen to anyone!

Chinese man drops dead in Internet cafe after 3-day gaming binge
17/09/2007 9:54:00 AM

BEIJING (AP) – A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.

Chinese man drops dead in Internet cafe after 3-day gaming binge

The 30-year-old man fainted at a cybercafe in the city of Guangzhou on Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

It said that about 100 other surfers “left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man’s death.”

China has 140 million Internet users, second only to the United States. It is one of the world’s biggest markets for online games, with tens of millions of players, many of whom hunker down for hours in front of computers in public Internet cafes.

Several cities have clinics to treat what psychiatrists have dubbed “Internet addiction” in users, many of them children and teenagers, who play online games or surf the web for days at a time.
Copyright The Canadian Press

Wow!! Aren’t you a bit surprised? I was

anyway

Cheers

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s