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21-Year-Old Man Dies After Winning Tequila-Drinking Contest
News4JAX ^ | 3-8-05 | AP

Posted on 03/08/2005 6:31:24 AM PST by OXENinFLA

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- One person is dead and three are gravely ill after a tequila-drinking competition in Santo Domingo.

The winner of the contest died. Ricardo Ivan Garcia drank more than 50 shots of tequila Sunday night at Santo Domingo's Blanc, Dance and Lounge discotheque to win the prize of $330 -- 10,000 pesos -- at a Mexican night celebration.

A prosecutor said the man died of apparent heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. Three other contestants remain in serious condition in a hospital.


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KEYWORDS: alcohol; darwin; darwinaward
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Darwin award?
1 posted on 03/08/2005 6:31:27 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
I wouldn't say he won...
2 posted on 03/08/2005 6:32:03 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

I'll say...


3 posted on 03/08/2005 6:32:17 AM PST by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles"....Fr. A Saenz.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Well he won the darwin award.


4 posted on 03/08/2005 6:32:50 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: OXENinFLA

I'll bet he's gonna feel that in the morning.


5 posted on 03/08/2005 6:33:33 AM PST by speed_addiction (Ninja's last words, "Hey guys. Watch me just flip out on that big dude over there!")
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To: OXENinFLA

Double award winner. Tequila drinking and Darwin.


6 posted on 03/08/2005 6:33:44 AM PST by dc-zoo
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To: OXENinFLA

50 shots? Damn....what is that, 2-3 750ml bottles?


7 posted on 03/08/2005 6:34:06 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: OXENinFLA

Revenge of the Worms.


8 posted on 03/08/2005 6:34:14 AM PST by PGalt
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To: OXENinFLA

Flying moose award...


9 posted on 03/08/2005 6:34:18 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Freedom. Brought to you by the grace of God and the Red, White and Blue...)
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To: cyborg

Death was probably a better option than the hangover he would have had for about a week.


10 posted on 03/08/2005 6:34:38 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (“Every time a system is made foolproof - a new class of fool emerges.”)
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To: OXENinFLA; sure_fine

Yikes, that's a lot of shots!


11 posted on 03/08/2005 6:36:25 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm (• Veni • Vidi • Vino • Visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: OXENinFLA

What a wuss; My mom won a Tequila shot contest, and lived to tell about it! Specifically, she told us "Don't EVER drink Tequila."


12 posted on 03/08/2005 6:36:26 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Please be nice; I'm a n00b)
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To: OXENinFLA
"Three other contestants remain in serious condition in a hospital."

losers...

13 posted on 03/08/2005 6:36:28 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Victor

Works out to 2.2 liters, just under 3 each 0.750 liter bottles.


14 posted on 03/08/2005 6:36:36 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (“Every time a system is made foolproof - a new class of fool emerges.”)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Should have read this first!


15 posted on 03/08/2005 6:36:57 AM PST by WilliamWallace1999
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All-

Vaya con Dios Ricardo Ivan Garcia! AMF!

~ Blue Jays ~

16 posted on 03/08/2005 6:39:30 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: WilliamWallace1999

I knew a guy who won a heroin injecting contest. He's dead too. Oh well.


17 posted on 03/08/2005 6:40:56 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (“Every time a system is made foolproof - a new class of fool emerges.”)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Tequila pronounced TEKILLYA!!!!!!


18 posted on 03/08/2005 6:45:10 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
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To: OXENinFLA

Straight out of the Toten Hosen drinking song "Zehn kleine Jägermeister," the best drinking song ever created:

"Vier kleine Jägermeister bei der Bundeswehr, sie tranken um die Wette, den Besten gibt's nicht mehr."

Loosely: "Four small Jägermeister in the Army, they had a drinking contest (drank on a bet), the best is no more."


19 posted on 03/08/2005 6:47:42 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: TXBSAFH

LOL, you beat me to it! I was just going to post that it's not for nothing that my friends and I have referred to it for years as "ToKillYa"!!!! We've had some bad memories with that stuff! (Cuervo, to be exact!)


20 posted on 03/08/2005 6:55:03 AM PST by VRWCer (All things work together for good to them that love God. - Romans 8:28)
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To: OXENinFLA
Darwin award?

Absolutely. This guy practically defines the term. "Survival of the fittest" indeed. If he didn't procreate, the gene pool is a little bit better off now.

21 posted on 03/08/2005 6:58:06 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Well, at least he went out like Dylan Thomas.


22 posted on 03/08/2005 6:58:45 AM PST by Loyalist (Please visit this fine Catholic lady's blog: fiatmihi.blogspot.com)
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To: agrace

Darwin/Tequilla ping

I wonder how much the other 3 drank.


23 posted on 03/08/2005 7:01:32 AM PST by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: OXENinFLA

Can't be

Alcohol ain't a drug only POT and Coke are

Guy must have secretly been smoking POT


24 posted on 03/08/2005 7:03:49 AM PST by uncbob
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To: OXENinFLA

Hold muh beer n watch this......


25 posted on 03/08/2005 7:04:19 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: lightingguy
HA, I was just about to ping you to this, under the heading "oh my."

I wonder how much the other 3 drank.

Less. They ain't dead.

26 posted on 03/08/2005 7:05:17 AM PST by agrace (Is this the line where they're handing out tags?)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

"Works out to 2.2 liters, just under 3 each 0.750 liter bottles."

That's insane. I've done some hard drinking in my life, but never managed more than about a quart of 80-proof liquor in an evening - and paid dearly for it the next day!


27 posted on 03/08/2005 7:13:25 AM PST by -YYZ-
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To: OXENinFLA

"I WON! I WON -- !"

28 posted on 03/08/2005 7:46:43 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: OXENinFLA

If only the guy hadn't died. Think what a resume enhancer the contest win would have been.


29 posted on 03/08/2005 7:54:12 AM PST by redheadtoo
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To: OXENinFLA
Not only dead, but already embalmed.

So9

30 posted on 03/08/2005 8:04:36 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: OXENinFLA

Talk about going down in a Blaze of Glory.


31 posted on 03/08/2005 8:06:09 AM PST by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: Servant of the 9
One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Morgue.
32 posted on 03/08/2005 8:08:16 AM PST by CygnusXI (Where's that dang Meteor already?)
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To: OXENinFLA; Mr. Mojo
The winner of the contest died. Ricardo Ivan Garcia drank more than 50 shots of tequila...

So...Does this mean the "loser" of the bout was Jose Cuervo??

I'm sooo confused.

33 posted on 03/08/2005 8:08:30 AM PST by Liberator
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To: Servant of the 9

"Not only dead, but already embalmed."

No kidding. If they cremate this guy the explosion will probably level the funeral home.


34 posted on 03/08/2005 8:10:50 AM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: OXENinFLA

Alcohol poisoning? Wow. Who would've thought...


35 posted on 03/08/2005 8:17:17 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Hell, I know what happens to me after a couple of "on the rocks" glasses.

Three bottles? I guess you just die, that's all. No time to even throw up.

36 posted on 03/08/2005 8:19:33 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Liberator
So...Does this mean the "loser" of the bout was Jose Cuervo??

Nobody defeats Jose Cuervo.

Nobody.

37 posted on 03/08/2005 8:20:29 AM PST by Modernman ("Normally, I don't listen to women, or doctors." - Captain Hero)
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To: CygnusXI

Now THAT was funny!


38 posted on 03/08/2005 8:21:49 AM PST by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: CygnusXI

Now THAT was funny!


39 posted on 03/08/2005 8:21:53 AM PST by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: PGalt
Revenge of the Worms.

There are no worms in real tequila.

40 posted on 03/08/2005 8:23:29 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: OXENinFLA

Quien es mas macho!


41 posted on 03/08/2005 8:26:09 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: PGalt
Revenge of the Worms.

They don't put worms in Tequila, it's in Mezcal. It's actually a larva and not found in high quality Mazcal.

42 posted on 03/08/2005 8:27:40 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I know that your keyboard has a SHIFT key. You know how to use it. USE IT OR DON'T GET READ!)
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To: OXENinFLA
You say Tequila, I say Tekillya..
43 posted on 03/08/2005 8:27:50 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos
You're right. The worm is in mezcal.

L

44 posted on 03/08/2005 8:28:28 AM PST by Lurker (Remember the Beirut Bombing. 243 dead Marines. The House of Assad and Hezbollah did it..)
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To: Victor

22 shots per liter bottle – about 2 ¼ - liter bottles.


45 posted on 03/08/2005 8:28:40 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: GOP_1900AD

I think it was the tequila chasers that got to him.


46 posted on 03/08/2005 8:29:54 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (60 votes and the world changes.)
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To: Lurker
You're right. The worm is in mezcal.

I know my worms... I mean Tequila.

47 posted on 03/08/2005 8:31:48 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: OXENinFLA

Darwin award?
_________________

Only if he has not yet sired offspring


48 posted on 03/08/2005 8:32:54 AM PST by dennisw (Seeing as how this is a .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world .........)
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To: OXENinFLA

"Darwin award?"

He gets my vote.


49 posted on 03/08/2005 8:33:57 AM PST by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: cyborg
Well he won the darwin award.

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world $330, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? "

50 posted on 03/08/2005 8:34:20 AM PST by DannyTN
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