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Teen who drank nearly a liter of soy sauce survives overdose without brain damage
QMI AGENCY ^ | JUNE 8, 2013

Posted on 06/08/2013 7:05:12 AM PDT by rickmichaels

A university student who went into a coma after drinking a bottle of soy sauce as part of an initiation is the first person known to survive such a massive blast of sodium without brain damage.

That’s according to The Journal of Emergency Medicine, which recently published an article on this severe case of hypernatremia – a condition marked by too much sodium in the bloodstream.

The student, then 19, drank a full quart of soy sauce in a hazing incident at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., where he was a Zeta Psi fraternity pledge in 2011.

Media reports say he was also dared to eat dog food, matzo balls and gefilte fish.

The study’s authors said that to their knowledge, the peak salt concentration in his blood was the highest documented among adults who had survived without “neurologic deficits.”

He arrived at an emergency room “in a comatose state with seizure-like activity” two hours after drinking the soy sauce, according to the article. Reports say he was also foaming at the mouth.

He was treated and released from hospital four days later.

Intentional consumption of dangerous amounts of salt is rare, the authors said, and often fatal.

The fraternity was ordered to shut down for two years after an investigation into the incident.


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1 posted on 06/08/2013 7:05:12 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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I’ll guess the brain damage was a pre-existing condition.


2 posted on 06/08/2013 7:07:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rickmichaels

Craves chow mein, however..


3 posted on 06/08/2013 7:10:07 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: rickmichaels
OK - I will do it. But I draw the line at Pastrami and Knishes..

Media reports say he was also dared to eat dog food, matzo balls and gefilte fish.

4 posted on 06/08/2013 7:12:04 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: rickmichaels
Bring this person to me:


5 posted on 06/08/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

LOL


6 posted on 06/08/2013 7:16:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: rickmichaels

You mean you can’t do this? I love soy sauce!


7 posted on 06/08/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: central_va
Have some Tranya....less salty than Soy Sauce...hope you relish it.


8 posted on 06/08/2013 7:23:27 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I do too but a small bottle, far less than a liter, lasts me for many months.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 7:25:40 AM PDT by Bob
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To: rickmichaels

10 posted on 06/08/2013 7:25:43 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: miss marmelstein

“You mean you can’t do this? I love soy sauce.”

I found some at the oriental food market that is mushrom flavored. Great stuff.


11 posted on 06/08/2013 7:26:10 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I thought all teenagers came with brain damage until they turn 21.


12 posted on 06/08/2013 7:26:22 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rickmichaels

What a frigging idiot!


13 posted on 06/08/2013 7:28:11 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: 1rudeboy

covered under obamacare


14 posted on 06/08/2013 7:29:25 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: rickmichaels

“If the soy sauce don’t kill ya’, the gefilte fish will.”


15 posted on 06/08/2013 7:32:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rickmichaels

Gee dad, thanks for the money to go to college to learn something. Well I did.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 7:33:08 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Me too.


17 posted on 06/08/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rickmichaels

Ask any veterinarian about hogs and salt poisoning and they will tell you the consequences. Its of a main concern to pork producers, especially during the winter.


18 posted on 06/08/2013 7:38:45 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: rickmichaels

He was arrested four days later on an attempted break in at the Peking Moon buffett


19 posted on 06/08/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT by Joshua
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To: rickmichaels

I live in Japan, and I didn’t know soy had high concentrations of sodium o.O


20 posted on 06/08/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: rickmichaels
Media reports say he was also dared to eat dog food, matzo balls and gefilte fish.

Putting dog food in the same class as Matzo balls and gefilta fish is just wrong. My grandmother made a Matzo ball soup and gefilta fish to die for. These kids don't know good eating.

21 posted on 06/08/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob
"... a Matzo ball soup and gefilta fish to die for."

An interesting choice of words, given the thread topic.
22 posted on 06/08/2013 7:55:42 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Matzo ball soup.... AKA .....Jewish penicillin.


23 posted on 06/08/2013 7:57:38 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels
proof positive that college produces mush heads.

Hazing is a practice that UPPER classmen (Sophs, Jun's and Sen's) compel LOWER classmen to do REALLY stupid and often dangerous things.

NO ONE thought a massive dose of Sodium MIGHT be dangerous ?

2 to 4 yeaqrs of ..(spit) college and no one has a clue about the dangers of sodium?

And the LOWER classmen?

They're so sycophantly stupid, THEY wouldn't care WHAT they knew about sodium (if indeed they DO know anything ... see upper classmen reference above), they just, "Yeah, sure, sir ..."


These mush heads will graduate, get high paying jobs, marry bahbiebimbo mush heads and reproduce more mush heads.

24 posted on 06/08/2013 7:58:38 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: stylin19a

Yes, covered by Obamacare, but now his student loan may not be ENTIRELY forgiven. See pages 897-898.


25 posted on 06/08/2013 8:01:03 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: stylin19a

Yes, covered by Obamacare, but now his student loan may not be ENTIRELY forgiven. See pages 897-898.


26 posted on 06/08/2013 8:01:51 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: rickmichaels
The fraternity was ordered to shut down for two years after an investigation into the incident.

They went beyond double secret probation.

27 posted on 06/08/2013 8:02:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: rickmichaels
The fraternity was ordered to shut down for two years after an investigation into the incident.

Wow, he went through all that and still didn't get in.

28 posted on 06/08/2013 8:05:11 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: rickmichaels

It is obvious that the nation needs to restrict soy sauce consumption to children, and furthermore expand the jurisdiction of the BATFE to include soy sauce, making it the BATFESS.


29 posted on 06/08/2013 8:12:33 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: rickmichaels

Problem is he was thirsty again an hour later.


30 posted on 06/08/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: rickmichaels

I bet he wanted more 20 minutes later.


31 posted on 06/08/2013 8:15:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Jokes, jokes, and more jokes.

Thanks rickmichaels.


32 posted on 06/08/2013 8:23:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 1rudeboy

He survived without brain.

Didn’t have one in the first place.


33 posted on 06/08/2013 8:27:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: CrazyIvan

“I found some at the oriental food market that is mushrom flavored. Great stuff.”

Look for the Pearl River Bridge and Happy Boy brands. I’m a connoisseur of Chinese food, and they’re the best!


34 posted on 06/08/2013 8:30:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rickmichaels

Now all you conservatives can see the reason for the $1 trillion in government (taxpayer) backed student debt.

It’s the “college experience”.


35 posted on 06/08/2013 8:31:57 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: CrazyIvan

I’ll look for it.


36 posted on 06/08/2013 8:35:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: knarf

I don’t think they teach chemistry any more, someone might figure out how to make a bomb.


37 posted on 06/08/2013 8:36:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: coloradan

From my cold dead hands will they take my soy sauce.


38 posted on 06/08/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Bob

This is a tragic story. That I can’t consume liters of soy sauce at one seating is truly tragic.


39 posted on 06/08/2013 8:38:14 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Fzob

A hazing featuring good gefilte fish and matzo ball soup? Those kids should be sent to culinary school, not punished.


40 posted on 06/08/2013 8:41:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: rickmichaels
*Dude, watch this....hold my soy sauce.*


41 posted on 06/08/2013 8:45:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: rickmichaels

And probably all of these kids voted for Obama. Proving...soy sauce or not, they are all brain dead.


42 posted on 06/08/2013 8:52:03 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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43 posted on 06/08/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: rickmichaels

“Soy un perdedor.
I’m a loser, baby,
So why don’t you kill me...”


44 posted on 06/08/2013 10:33:50 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rickmichaels
A few years ago I remember reading about a college student who took a whole bottle of caffeine pills for an all night study preparing for a test.

After several hours he killed himself.

45 posted on 06/08/2013 11:05:25 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

***I thought all teenagers came with brain damage until they turn 21.***

They do. That is why the Founding Fathers put the voting age at 21 back then.


46 posted on 06/08/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
That is why the Founding Fathers put the voting age at 21 back then.

Back then 21 was like 30 now. I wonder why the ruling class changed the age to 18?

47 posted on 06/08/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: rickmichaels

Go and hoisin no more!


48 posted on 06/08/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Thanks. Wish I could take you with me shopping. I really don't know what a lot of the merchandise is and just try things at random. I've made some good choices, and some not so good. The owners don't speak good enough English to be much help.
49 posted on 06/08/2013 11:36:56 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

What kind of products are you looking to buy?


50 posted on 06/08/2013 11:49:44 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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