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Boy Nearly Killed Trying To Cool Xbox 360
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:32 pm Reply and quote this post
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A 14 year old boy from Brevard, North Carolina was nearly killed Sunday while trying to stop his Xbox 360 from overheating.

While his mother was away the boy had taken the power supply and wrapped it in plastic and tape. In an attempt to cool it off, he submerged it into a pan of water with the cord still plugged in. The boy had regained consciousness by the time paramedics had arrived. He was taken to the Transylvania Community Hospital in Brevard where he spent the night.
Aside from getting knocked unconscious the boy only suffered small burns to his right hand and foot.


What do you think?

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What do you think? At first I thought, yeah, hes a kid... but he's 14... now come on now, most of us learny when we were 3, that electricity and water don't mix. Many people do their GCSEs at this age, and are very mature....

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Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:20 am Reply and quote this post
Maybe the boy was desperate to cool his Xbox 360. You could do stupid things when you are desperate.
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:21 pm Reply and quote this post
well, yeah was obviously stupid enough to put a live wire into water!!

tbh it serves him right!!!

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Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:20 am Reply and quote this post
Evolution is again thwarted by the paramedics.

The only thing there that really concerns me is the fact that they named the hospital "Translyvania", obviously named after the region in Romania that Count Dracula (he is fictional, for those of you that don't know) was said to live.

I can only assume, therefore, that the hospital is named for its effective blood transfusion methods...

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Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:38 pm Reply and quote this post
Andy says:

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I can only assume, therefore, that the hospital is named for its effective blood transfusion methods..


I say:

That's a very good assumption. If they are really known for that let's give them credit because creation of an effective blood transfusion service is not an easy thing to do.

Consider these key factors outlined by Equator Initiative:

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   * Acceptance of transfusion medicine as a distinct sector in the health care system.
    * Establishment of a national blood policy.
    * Well trained and dedicated professionals.
    * Broadly based national advisory bodies.

Transfusion medicine is not only the collecting and testing of blood. It also requires:

    * Recruitment and retention of blood donors.
    * Blood collection.
    * Laboratory testing.
    * Blood processing and storage.
    * Training of physicians in appropriate use of blood.


Your thoughts?

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Thu May 15, 2008 8:43 am Reply and quote this post
What I think is this is just 1 more life MS ruined and another few hundred dollars wasted by MS.  Thanks for the crappy products MS.

BTW, that kid is retarded whether MS was the issue or not.

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