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Romanian Teens Dies Twitting In Tub
All Headline News ^ | June 22, 2009 | Shannon McGregor

Posted on 06/22/2009 5:39:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Brasov, Romania (AHN) - Electricy and water don't mix!

A Romanian teen died of electrocution while Twittering in her bathtub, after she dropped her laptop in the water.

Found by her parents with her laptop lying next to her, Maria Barbu, 17, of Brasov in central Romania, died in her bathtub at home, the Croatian Times reported.

Police believe she may have tried to plug in the laptop with her wet hands after her battery died during a long Twitter session.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: darwinaward; twitter; zot
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Just thinning the herd...
1 posted on 06/22/2009 5:39:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 06/22/2009 5:40:31 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

He’s a twitter fritter.


3 posted on 06/22/2009 5:41:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

So sad. But Darwin trumps Twitter.


4 posted on 06/22/2009 5:43:20 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sad. Darwin award.....Twitted their life away....


5 posted on 06/22/2009 5:43:33 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, at least she died doing the thing that she loves...


6 posted on 06/22/2009 5:44:09 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Was she seeking a Darwin Award nomination?

*So insensitive, I know.


7 posted on 06/22/2009 5:44:16 PM PDT by Julia H. (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Probably 220 volts there, as in most countries.

I doubt the cause was dropping the laptop—since they all run off wall-warts, no?


8 posted on 06/22/2009 5:44:47 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I wuz just thinking: Give Darwinism a chance. It's the worst enemy of it's biggest proponents.


9 posted on 06/22/2009 5:45:46 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What a way to twit.


11 posted on 06/22/2009 5:46:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Twitting In Tub

My parents warned me about that... long before we owned a computer.

12 posted on 06/22/2009 5:47:33 PM PDT by OCC
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To: OCC

Shocking, positibely shocking.


13 posted on 06/22/2009 5:48:11 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sometimes natural selection wins.


14 posted on 06/22/2009 5:50:25 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Some people really do take twitter too far. I have some friends of mine who seem to tweet every single thing they do. It’s not necessary!


15 posted on 06/22/2009 5:50:38 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It’s the price you pay for having a 220V system. I am assuming the power adapter fell into the water as well.


16 posted on 06/22/2009 5:50:38 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have to say that after all the years of following technology, trying to be on the cutting edge of all new technologies and crazes...I just REFUSE TO DO THIS TWITTER THING. It just seems so self-serving. I don’t understand the need to put every little thought you have out there...it drives me crazy on FACEBOOK..I think it’s kind of sad.


17 posted on 06/22/2009 5:51:22 PM PDT by Hildy (In Venezuela Coke Zero is bad for your h ealth. In the U.S. Zero on Coke is bad for your healthcare.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Condolences and prayers to the family. It must have been horrific for the parents to come home to that scene.
Yes it was 'dumb' ... but still sad.
18 posted on 06/22/2009 5:52:58 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m ashamed that I laughed at that comment!


19 posted on 06/22/2009 5:54:51 PM PDT by cyborg (The Cyborg Show brought you by the Apple iPhone)
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To: Bender2; Lil'freeper

What a twit!!

Darwin Award nominee.


20 posted on 06/22/2009 5:57:12 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Tragic! By 17, I would have guessed that they would know that water and electricity are a deadly combo.

Doesn’t anyone want to take a break from Twittering their My Linked-In Space FaceBook???


21 posted on 06/22/2009 5:57:18 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
PARENTING FAIL!

You can't childproof the world, but you can world-proof your child.

And obviously, you can't waterproof a laptop brick....

/johnny

22 posted on 06/22/2009 5:58:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

How do we know she was on Twitter and not DU?


23 posted on 06/22/2009 6:01:32 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Hi, I'm sittN n d bathtub takN a bath bt i'm nt letN dat kip me frm keepn my twitter F? frm noing evry Dtail of my lyf. poo, i jst dropD my hairbrush n d H2O, B r B...
24 posted on 06/22/2009 6:07:17 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: big'ol_freeper

This was a young girl.

I don’t think you’d be posting such shallow comments if this young person was blood of your blood and bone of your bone.

Moderator, such posts, in my opinion, disparage the credibility and moral compass of FR.


25 posted on 06/22/2009 6:14:21 PM PDT by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: Hilltop

Give me a break. Go take a Xanex.


26 posted on 06/22/2009 6:15:44 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m just glad she had not reproduced another idiot yet.


27 posted on 06/22/2009 6:17:26 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have been through Brasov, a nice mountain city.

Romanian teens make up an unusually high volume of internet users, and I have had chats with many.
I have only recently gotten rid of a sizable group that
kept calling me on Yahoo Messenger.
In this case, they did not speak English, and I do not know Romanian.

I gather this girl reached to plug in the wall cube (220 v).

Because most all electronic devices now run on very low voltage, young people have lost respect for high and dangerous AC voltage of the wall sockets.
Sad for the girl and her family.


28 posted on 06/22/2009 6:17:50 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Hilltop
disparage the credibility and moral compass of FR.

We've always been tarred with the same broad brush by liberals no matter how sensitive or caring we truly are.

So, What the Hell! May as well be hanged for goats as sheep.

Don't know if you watched the young lady in Iran die, who happened to be trying to be free, but the gloves are pretty much off with folks that want "my type" to "not rock the boat"

/johnny

29 posted on 06/22/2009 6:19:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Doctor Darwin read about this on Twitter


30 posted on 06/22/2009 6:19:55 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Slings and Arrows; Constitution Day

31 posted on 06/22/2009 6:28:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: max americana

What . . . being electrocuted?


32 posted on 06/22/2009 6:36:07 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Sarah Palin is our next President - start supporting her NOW!)
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To: martin_fierro

Martin you’re alive! I had heard that you died.


33 posted on 06/22/2009 6:36:56 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: cyborg

Welcome to the dark side.


34 posted on 06/22/2009 6:38:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Your lack of ability to properly spell Xanax speaks further volumes of your shallow thought process.


35 posted on 06/22/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: Hildy
I have to say that after all the years of following technology, trying to be on the cutting edge of all new technologies and crazes...I just REFUSE TO DO THIS TWITTER THING. It just seems so self-serving. I don’t understand the need to put every little thought you have out there...it drives me crazy on FACEBOOK..I think it’s kind of sad.

I'm with you. I barely have enough time to spend on FR. Why add to the computer addiction?

36 posted on 06/22/2009 6:43:24 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Hilltop

I’ve never needed a prescription for it, hence no real knowledge of its spelling. Evidently you are an expert on its spelling for some reason. Based on your anal retentive emotionalism I am guessing its because you border on addiction to the drug.


37 posted on 06/22/2009 6:44:21 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Hildy

Me too.


38 posted on 06/22/2009 6:46:57 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Hilltop

...and may I inquire as to how much you charge to haunt a house?


39 posted on 06/22/2009 6:48:17 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Hilltop
From another thread: Hillslop: "Your intent is not lost, and I’m not the spelling aparatchik."

Ah but evidently you are.

40 posted on 06/22/2009 6:54:20 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

41 posted on 06/22/2009 7:04:44 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: martin_fierro

PERFECT! That so articulated what I think about twitter!


42 posted on 06/22/2009 7:10:55 PM PDT by Hildy (In Venezuela Coke Zero is bad for your h ealth. In the U.S. Zero on Coke is bad for your healthcare.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

You’re exactly right, you have no knowledge.

The original post dealt with the death of a teen girl.

I’ll not do battle with a sophomoric, ill-educated twit.

Be done with you.


43 posted on 06/22/2009 7:19:48 PM PDT by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
http://twitter.com/mariabarbu

battery is running low, brb

[Boldface added]

44 posted on 06/22/2009 7:27:44 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: libh8er
It’s the price you pay for having a 220V system. I am assuming the power adapter fell into the water as well.

120v isn't exactly safe, either. Actually, in a bathtub context, anything above, say, 12v should be considered hazardous.

45 posted on 06/22/2009 7:36:14 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Shadow44
Some people really do take twitter too far. I have some friends of mine who seem to tweet every single thing they do. It’s not necessary!

What happened to the good old days when people would call somebody on their cellphone to them every single thing they're doing?

46 posted on 06/22/2009 7:40:25 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: GQuagmire; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
She'd have tweeted the electrocution, but "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!" is longer than 140 characters.


47 posted on 06/22/2009 7:42:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: El Cid

I used to shave (in the tub) with an electrical razor as a teen - had no idea it was not ok - and I was not a particularly stupid kid.

Everyone does something stupid now and then. Poor kid.


48 posted on 06/22/2009 7:43:29 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: cynwoody

Ah, those wacky /b/tards.


49 posted on 06/22/2009 7:48:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Drop electrical devices in a bathtub, and yes, your heart is going to go a-twitter twitter .... and STOP tweetin.


50 posted on 06/22/2009 7:51:34 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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