Neverending Amazement At What People Will Do For Prizes; But Is Incredibly Idiotic Contest A Crime?
The contest put on by Sacramento radio station KDND was called "Hold your wee for a Wii." Eighteen contestants drank lots of water over a 4-hour period. They would be disqualified if they urinated. Contestant Jennifer Strange drank almost 2 gallons of water, then began to experience headaches and disorientation. So she dropped out of the contest and went home.
What about criminal responsibility? Do you think anyone involved is being prosecuted for this? Nope. The District Attorney decided not to charge anyone at the station because Ms. Strange could have stopped anytime, and because "there were no observable indications or symptoms that [she] was experiencing a serious medical emergency..."