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A student at West Virginia University apparently hanged himself by accident in his dorm room while doing an activity known as the "choking game."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3763611.html

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College student? At that age, I'd say it's more likely autoerotic asphyxiation rather than simply "the choking game."

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ARTIE CHOKES TWO FOR A DOLLAR AT RALPHS

A student at West Virginia University apparently hanged himself by accident in his dorm room while doing an activity known as the "choking game."


Having these side-by-side is kind of tasteless.

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Having these side-by-side is kind of tasteless.
Having your comment and the icon side-by-side is kind of tasteless.

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I just realized that the  - icon appears to be the default for all new posts. Eeep.

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Sometimes I'm convinced the human race is doomed. What a stupid, pointless waste of life.

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Sometimes I'm convinced the human race is doomed. What a stupid, pointless waste of life.

I agree, although death seems like quite a severe penalty for a stupid mistake.

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Just to clarify--I don't mean that HE was a stupid, pointless waste of life; that was referring to his death. I said the human race was doomed because people do such stupid things. I don't think he *deserved* to die, although as a college student he probably should have known better than to choke himself for a cheap thrill. I mean, that's what beer is for.

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Am I the only one who thinks this guy should be eligible for a Darwin Award? He seems to meet all the criteria...

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