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SoCal Teen Dead After Playing ‘Pass Out’ Game, Falling On Glass
CBSLA.com) ^ | September 26, 2012 2:50 PM | Tom Reopelle

Posted on 09/26/2012 4:33:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin

CHULA VISTA (CBSLA.com) — A 15-year old Southland boy was dead Wednesday after what police are calling a freak accident he suffered while playing an increasingly popular “pass out” game.

KNX 1070′s Tom Reopelle reports police say the unidentified teenager was with two friends watching an Internet video about how to intentionally pass out when he fell onto a glass tumbler that slashed his throat.

The boy was found profusely bleeding when police arrived at his home on Old Janal Ranch Road shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chula Vista Police Capt. Gary Wedge.

“The victim was doing what he saw in the video, which ultimately caused him to pass out,” Wedge said. “When he passed out he fell forward, landed on a glass tumbler that was on the floor, and that glass tumbler shattered and then cut his neck.”

The boy regained consciousness after a few seconds, ran downstairs and tried to get help from his father, but collapsed again, Wedge said.

Medics took the boy to Rady Children’s Hospital, where he later died.

The popularity of the “pass out” game — which involves using a common hyperventilation technique — has soared since users have posted their attempts on YouTube and other online video hosting sites.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: passout

1 posted on 09/26/2012 4:33:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Darwin Award contender .....


2 posted on 09/26/2012 4:36:18 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: BenLurkin

Why are teens so much dumber than they used to be?

I don’t remember this kind happening to people when I was a kid


3 posted on 09/26/2012 4:36:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh boy, a “Pass Out Game” fatality and a fraternity alcohol-enema hospitalization thread not too far apart.

What the hell is it with kids, anyway? And I say that as a 24 year old.

As for this particular instance, the kid acted stupidly– there’s no denying that– but there was some pretty rotten luck involved too.

RIP. May others learn from his example.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 4:38:07 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: GeronL

I remember getting ‘passed out’ in the sixth grade, because I didn’t believe my buddies when they told me about it. I was out so long I almost missed the second bell.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BenLurkin

Did he tape it for Reality T.V.?


6 posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: GeronL

“Why are teens so much dumber than they used to be?”

Because now they can go on the internet and find dumb things to do that they weren’t dumb enough to think of themselves.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:15 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: tgusa
Darwin Award contender .....

Kids aren't eligible: only people capable of sound, mature judgement. A kid who carries good genes but gets pressured into doing something stupid before his judgement matures isn't improving the gene pool by eliminating himself from it.
8 posted on 09/26/2012 4:44:54 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: No Socialist
And because we can use the internet to find dumb kids from around the world instead of just dealing with the occasional local idiot who tried to imitate William Tell with a BB gun.
9 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:51 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember a procedure from my child hood with feinting as the goal. We were more like eight or so. And there were “indian burns”, and crack the whip, and going down the hill on a bike with no brakes, and climbing trees, and playing with matches, and so on. Most of us survived.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 4:48:34 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: GeronL
Why are teens so much dumber than they used to be?
  1. Publik Skools
  2. U.S. Department of Edumakashun
  3. Teechurs Unneuns

11 posted on 09/26/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: verum ago

We are going to have to agree to disagree on this one.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: GeronL

When I was a teen the kids used drugs in an effort to exploring the frontiers of the mind and make contact with universal truths...not to just pass out.

Or so I am told.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 4:54:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Freak accident? Not really. Sad? Yes.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 4:55:01 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: BenLurkin

One less illiterate for Obama to hoist upon us productive workers...


15 posted on 09/26/2012 5:07:55 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BenLurkin

“an Internet video about how to intentionally pass out.....”

I’m speechless.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: BenLurkin

I remember kids doing this back in the 70s.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT by fourth and three
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To: BenLurkin

Responsible parents would never dream of permitting their children to hang out in the gutter with the lowest of low human life.

But they don’t think twice about permitting them to surf the net freely. We are insane.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Born to Conserve

” Most of us survived.”

LOL., I can relate


19 posted on 09/26/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: BenLurkin

More chlorine for the gene pool, please...


20 posted on 09/26/2012 6:00:06 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: BenLurkin

They were doing that stupid passout game when I was in junior high school in 1966. A less dangerous fad then was to soak toothpicks in cinnamon or clove oil and then chew on them. Of course, there was always beer, liquor, pot, and LSD then as well.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 6:06:17 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: GeronL
Why are teens so much dumber than they used to be? I don’t remember this kind happening to people when I was a kid

My dear FRiend, this is not to refute your premise.. BUT, I am old enough to clearly remember idiots tying towels around their necks and jumping off back porches and garages to emulate Superman and Mighty Mouse.. There was a beautiful child in our neighborhood that was heard saying Beep Beep before dashing across the street to beat a car.. nuf said

22 posted on 09/26/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: BenLurkin

Used to do that back when I was 13, and that was 45 years ago.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 6:33:57 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: carlo3b

I never ran in front of cars and we lived on a pretty quiet dead-end street.

No comment on the capes.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

I recall back in about 1959 being shown by another boy how to make yourself pass out. I told my Dad about it and he said, “yes it can make you pass out but some people never wake up because there dead.” I never tried it again. tomany of todays kid do not have a Dad that they can talk to.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 8:05:12 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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