The end of every year is fraught with polls and recaps
, but this one easily caught our eye for a variety of reasons. The death of 28-year-old Jennifer Strange
after a radio station's "Hold your Wee for a Wii" contest was voted the most shocking tech story of the year by readers at geeksugar
. Would you agree? The story faced some fierce competition, particularly when considering that one of the other contenders was the story of a Nevada couple too wrapped up in their games to care for their young children
. To us, the latter is certainly more horrific, but that wasn't the question.
Water intoxication is not exactly a commonly known cause of death; it's one of those rarities that's always guaranteed to raise an eyebrow. But with the extreme demand for the Wii since its very release, it's hard to say we're surprised at the lengths people will go to get one. For once, however, we can easily say we'd rather see people paying scalpers
on eBay than putting themselves at risk.