We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Plot Bunnies featuring The Boy that Had 232 Teeth Removed. Continuing our project that we have planned. Each day will post something funny, weird or strange … but with some fact behind it. You can then run with it and use it for your own inspirational purposes or just read it and do nothing the choice is yours.
We remember the drinking games that we use to participate in when we were younger but they always involved juice or water when we were kids and as we got older it was alcohol. Have heard things such as ingesting a spoonful of cinnamon (which absorbs all your saliva and causes you to choke bad idea), ketchup, hot sauce, but soy sauce?
It’s number 16 on the list of “16 Oddest Medical Cases” published online September 24, 2013:
Risky drinking games usually involve alcohol, but one teen learned not to swig soy sauce, either. A 19-year-old man in Virginia drank a quart of soy sauce on a dare.
He first started twitching, and then had seizures and eventually landed in the hospital in a three-day coma. Doctors diagnosed him with hypernatremia, or dangerous levels of salt in the bloodstream.
One quart of soy sauce can contain as much as a third of a pound (150 grams) of sodium. Excess sodium in the bloodstream pulls water out of nearby tissues by a process called osmosis, which equalizes the concentrations of salt across cells. Hypernatremia can extract so much water from the brain that it starts to shrink and bleed.
It took doctors about five hours and 1.5 gallons (5.7 liters) of sugar water pumped into the teen’s body to get his sodium levels back to normal, according to the report, published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine in June.
Surprisingly, he survived with no long-term neurological damage.
Food for thought:
Story ideas …
Having a drink with someone thinking it’s alcohol but finding out later it wasn’t, and now you have super human powers.
Being offered a drink that allows you to glimpse at the world around you … and the world is really run by … use your imagination.
Drinking an elixir to find …
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R. J. Davies Mornix and Dave Mornix