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Old 08-27-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Brevard (NC) - A 14-year-old boy was knocked unconscious and sent to the hospital as a result of trying to cool off his Xbox 360 over the weekend.

According to a local news report, the teen's console would repeatedly shut off every five minutes. His mother told reporters that he thought the problem was likely linked to overheating. He reportedly tried to fix it on his own based on tips he found online.

"When I left to go next door he was playing a game but when I got back he was laying on his back on the floor and unconscious," said the boy's mother.

Local media reports suggest that the teenager took the power supply, wrapped it in plastic and tape, and submerged it into a bowl of water while it was still plugged in. This caused an electrical shock and knocked the boy unconscious.

His mother called 911 and paramedics rushed him to Transylvania Community Hospital in Brevard, North Carolina. He spent the night there and was treated for minor burns to his right hand and foot.
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muahahahahahahahahaha I blame the mother for not teaching her son the "Don't stick a fork in the socket" trick
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This is what happens when christians push for the removal or dumbing down of the science being taught in schools.
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This is what happens when christians push for the removal or dumbing down of the science being taught in schools.
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I think kids now days should learn common sense before learning how to play a video game!! I have no pitty for stupidity!!
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..ok guys, cut the poor budding genius some slack. :-)

I'd imagine he was frustrated, went online and some smart- started feeding a bunch of BS on how to solv it, thinking it was funny. With the result being the above.

The darwin awards are filled with much better and amusing examples. :-)
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Mixing electricity and water is not common sense. It's learned either by trial and error, or it's taught. Point is, his should have learned long before the age of 14. lol

Just in case, send his parents a box of Mr Yuck stickers for the Windex, 409, and bleach etc.
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..ok guys, cut the poor budding genius some slack. :-)

I'd imagine he was frustrated, went online and some smart- started feeding a bunch of BS on how to solv it, thinking it was funny. With the result being the above.

The darwin awards are filled with much better and amusing examples. :-)

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