Woman dies for a Wii

First the Wii was destroying children’s youth because it was a gateway to porn. Now, everyone’s favorite sex machine is killing naive moms in mind-numbingly brain dead radio contests.

Jennifer Strange (?!) was found dead in her suburban Rancho Cordova home shortly after participating in the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest, held by KDND 107.9 on Friday.” Strange had told friends she was hoping to win the prize, a Nintendo Wii video game, for her kids. It’s not known how much water she consumed but contestants started out drinking 240 milliliters of water every 15 minutes before graduating to larger amounts.

This, by far, has to be the craziest stretch of Nintendo news we’ve seen in a long while. Darwin Awards, anyone?

Oh, and in case you were wondering:

There was no information on whether she won.

[Thanks, CLU]

UPDATE: The powers that be make a good point: There are kids out there without a mom today. Regardless of what you think of cases like these, always remember the human element involved, no?