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(Daily Mail)   Chinese soccer fan dies after not sleeping for 11 days in order to watch every Euro 2012 match. Doctors suspect he died of boredom   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 108
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2012-06-22 11:34:10 PM
This headline deserves better. +1
 
2012-06-22 11:50:31 PM
now there's a clever chinaman
 
2012-06-23 12:02:05 AM
He was supporting England and France in the tournament


This was my first question...thank you.
 
2012-06-23 12:04:03 AM
He's probably just faking it.
 
2012-06-23 12:09:14 AM
He's flopping.
 
2012-06-23 01:10:44 AM
That makes no sense since the games have been on at most 4 hours or so a day. I've seen every game and haven't missed any sleep or work.
 
2012-06-23 01:36:10 AM

vossiewulf: That makes no sense since the games have been on at most 4 hours or so a day. I've seen every game and haven't missed any sleep or work.


"Because of the time difference, he reportedly stayed up each night with friends and then went to work the following day."

+Chinaman working hours.
 
2012-06-23 01:37:12 AM
I guess we can chalk this up as another case of ...

...glasses....

Fan Death.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
2012-06-23 01:39:51 AM
He wanted to spend the rest of his life watching his favorite sport.
Goal! Goal! Goal!
 
2012-06-23 01:41:28 AM
Did he stay awake longer than 264 hours? If so, he's a record holder. Guinness world book of records should seek to verify this.
 
2012-06-23 01:44:36 AM

vossiewulf: That makes no sense since the games have been on at most 4 hours or so a day. I've seen every game and haven't missed any sleep or work.


If you RTFA, you would have seen that games are in the middle of the night there and he went to work during the day.
 
2012-06-23 01:46:25 AM
Later, subby died of being a twat.
 
2012-06-23 01:46:27 AM
I'd say "yeah, been there", except I didn't farking die.

Though, to be fair, there's really just a flat-out major element of luck in not dying as a human in any given endeavor. Take things like "falling down", for instance. There are people that have jumped repeatedly off the tenth floor of a building without so much as a scratch, and there are people that have tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, fallen literally zero feet, and died.

Biology has at best a nodding acquaintance with physics, basically. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

//Disclaimer: 3/4 of a bottle of scotch and whatever was left of my gin earlier, this may or may not be on topic. And thanks to an awesome dude that will remain anonymous, you probably paid at least half a second of attention to this due to the totalFark tag. Joke's on you, hypothetical dude I randomly made up.
 
2012-06-23 01:47:32 AM
Supporting England and France??

It must have been the paradox that killed him!
 
2012-06-23 01:47:48 AM
You'd think the Chinese would have DVR technology by now.
 
2012-06-23 01:48:01 AM
Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.
 
2012-06-23 01:48:34 AM
Even if the games are in the middle of the night, that's still only 4 hours in a day. Was he working the other 20?
 
2012-06-23 01:51:10 AM

bubo_sibiricus: I guess we can chalk this up as another case of ...

...glasses....

Fan Death.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


One internets to you good sir. Well played.
 
2012-06-23 01:51:44 AM
So will FIFA claim that now hes dead his entire family, relatives, and neighbors in every village are watching soccer matches in support of him? Bringing their total viewership to 20 billion per game!?!!?!?!
 
2012-06-23 01:53:02 AM

kevinatilusa: Even if the games are in the middle of the night, that's still only 4 hours in a day. Was he working the other 20?


He didn't want to lose his job at Apple
 
2012-06-23 01:53:44 AM
Wait what is this soccer thing?

i.dailymail.co.uk

Oh thank you dailymail, I would have no idea without the helpful pic.

/ is he face humping the other guy?
 
2012-06-23 01:54:32 AM

Faarkieboy: kevinatilusa: Even if the games are in the middle of the night, that's still only 4 hours in a day. Was he working the other 20?

He didn't want to lose his job at Apple


*xiiiinnnnnnnnnngggggg!!!*
 
2012-06-23 01:55:47 AM
i watched nearly every match and i slept tons.

/and not during the matches
//nyuck
 
2012-06-23 01:55:56 AM

kevinatilusa: Even if the games are in the middle of the night, that's still only 4 hours in a day. Was he working the other 20?


Probably pretty close to that. When I was in purchasing I had an overseas vendor in China, and you could expect an prompt answer to an email you sent them at almost any time. Same with the main overseas vendor in Thailand. Those bastards seemed to never sleep.

/anecdotal evidence is real to me
 
2012-06-23 01:59:44 AM
Bath salts would have helped him stay awake, right?
 
2012-06-23 02:09:32 AM

bubo_sibiricus: I guess we can chalk this up as another case of ...

...glasses....

Fan Death.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Can we please put this CSI Miami thing to death now.

It was old a long time ago.
 
2012-06-23 02:10:48 AM
This European championship is exciting enough - my guess subby is a bloody Yank. And they shouldn't be talking about football.
 
2012-06-23 02:17:46 AM
Friends said the news of his death came as a shock, as he lived a 'relatively healthy life'

Yeah. Healthy except for the booze, cigarettes, not sleeping and sitting on the couch all night watching TV.
 
2012-06-23 02:20:40 AM
Nice headline
 
2012-06-23 02:21:04 AM

kevinatilusa: Even if the games are in the middle of the night, that's still only 4 hours in a day. Was he working the other 20?


yes, the article says he stayed up all night then did a full day at work, for 11 days.
 
2012-06-23 02:24:55 AM

kevinatilusa: Even if the games are in the middle of the night, that's still only 4 hours in a day. Was he working the other 20?


Saturdays and Sundays, too?

Smellslikebullshiat.jpg
 
2012-06-23 02:27:29 AM
Dude needs to learn how to take a nap? I durno.
 
2012-06-23 02:30:41 AM

lelio: Wait what is this soccer thing?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

Oh thank you dailymail, I would have no idea without the helpful pic.

/ is he face humping the other guy?


No, I think it's his solar plexus.

/ fapfapfap
 
2012-06-23 02:31:29 AM

Jim_Callahan: I'd say "yeah, been there", except I didn't farking die.

Though, to be fair, there's really just a flat-out major element of luck in not dying as a human in any given endeavor. Take things like "falling down", for instance. There are people that have jumped repeatedly off the tenth floor of a building without so much as a scratch, and there are people that have tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, fallen literally zero feet, and died.


Do not attempt any of the following activities.

YOU WILL DIE!


Or something like that.
 
2012-06-23 02:32:08 AM

Korb: Later, subby died of being a twat.


Yes, Subby should have been sensitive and non-inflammatory, like all previous Subbies.
 
2012-06-23 02:32:34 AM

elffster: Bath salts would have helped him stay awake, right?


Yeah, but Chinese cannibals get hungry again after an hour, so he'd have to spend more time eating.
 
2012-06-23 02:43:51 AM
 
2012-06-23 02:46:48 AM
I haven't slept for 11 days, because that would be too long.
 
2012-06-23 02:48:18 AM

lelio: Wait what is this soccer thing?



gremlindog.com

 
2012-06-23 02:54:00 AM
Good for him. Glad to see he accomplished something meaningful in life. Or death. Whatever. Good for him.
 
2012-06-23 02:58:56 AM
France? Really? Losing one fan is like 1% of their entire fan base outside of the country.
 
2012-06-23 03:00:49 AM
DVR, dude. Or just pick out the English and French games and sleep through the rest.

I mean, I've been through the ungodly-hour time difference problem too, most recently with the early games in the 2010 World Cup. For that, I got up early for some of those games and just ended up drifting back to sleep. It wasn't gonna happen.

And that's to say nothing of any live event held in Japan or South Korea. Good luck.

Luckily, when something's held at that criminal an hour, the host networks in America are pretty good about re-airing the game at a more reasonable hour, typically late morning or early afternoon.
 
2012-06-23 03:31:01 AM

Jim_Callahan: I'd say "yeah, been there", except I didn't farking die.

Though, to be fair, there's really just a flat-out major element of luck in not dying as a human in any given endeavor. Take things like "falling down", for instance. There are people that have jumped repeatedly off the tenth floor of a building without so much as a scratch, and there are people that have tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, fallen literally zero feet, and died.

Biology has at best a nodding acquaintance with physics, basically. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

//Disclaimer: 3/4 of a bottle of scotch and whatever was left of my gin earlier, this may or may not be on topic. And thanks to an awesome dude that will remain anonymous, you probably paid at least half a second of attention to this due to the totalFark tag. Joke's on you, hypothetical dude I randomly made up.


Seriously.

I knew of someone who jumped off a 14 story building and didn't die. I also knew someone who tripped on a sidewalk and died the next day. It's luck of the draw and nothing else.
 
2012-06-23 04:10:26 AM
Question to Dr Fark,

Can you really die from lack of sleep?

Sincerely,
Nobber
 
2012-06-23 04:23:55 AM

Coming on a Bicycle

This European championship is exciting enough - my guess subby is a bloody Yank. And they shouldn't be talking about football.


Shouldnt you be tryign to figure out which player is banging another players wife? The English team is more of a joke than MLS
 
2012-06-23 04:26:03 AM

Bob The Nob:
Can you really die from lack of sleep?


I can maybe help you with this one:

Actual lack of sleep in itself won't generally physically harm you if everything else is running fine. What it _can_ do is exaggerate other shiat that's already wrong with you like any other source of major stress.

For instance, if you're the type of pathological couch potato that spends all day at a job sitting by the phone and then spends all your free time watching foreign sports on TV, you probably have some typical health issues that make adding sleep deprivation to the pile a bad idea.

If the dude did eleven all-nighters in a row to make room for his marathon-running hobby instead of his slowly-dying-of-cardiac-disease-while-absorbing-stupid-passive-enterta inment hobby he'd probably still be running 25-mile circles around us today, is what I'm saying here.

//Though, again, there is the aforementioned element of luck in anything health-related. Just saying he could have potentially tilted the statistics a bit more in his favor by not being a worthless person.
 
2012-06-23 05:07:48 AM

holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.


No.
 
2012-06-23 05:10:50 AM

Jim_Callahan: Bob The Nob:
Can you really die from lack of sleep?


I can maybe help you with this one:

Actual lack of sleep in itself won't generally physically harm you if everything else is running fine.


The fu...? Yeah it most certainly can and does when you prolong it enormously like this guy did. Look up nearly anything on extended sleep dep and they'll be happy to list it for you. Admittedly, the more serious mental effects will come on sooner than the more serious physical effects - but oh gods yes it'll mess you up, and not just your thinking.

Perhaps the problem here is distinguishing between doable/done stuff like 3 days or so, done that myself although I'm told I collapsed at about 71 hours, literally just went from walking to a boneless sleeping heap on the floor - and extended long term complete or near complete lack of sleep like this guy was doing. (Key caveat here - when I did that to myself there were no drugs involved, not even caffeine/sugar as I was on a water only to drink kick at that age - just me being stupid at my first game convention. Obviously with the right pharmaceuticals you could push it a lot further.)

Long duration continuous or nearly continuous lack of sleep is very much physically harmful - and sure you can die from it just as easily as you can from anything else harmful - hell more easily cause your brain is a frickin' mess just to add to the fun.
 
2012-06-23 05:29:09 AM
I doubt it's possible to actually go 11 days without sleep.He may have had very little sleep over 11 days, but if I'm tired enough, I'll just fall asleep. Unless, or course, he was taking stimulants to stay awake when he was with his friends and then drinking at night(Even then he probably slept some) You know what doesn't mix well? Alchohol and pills.
 
2012-06-23 05:55:22 AM

holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.


i.imgur.com
 
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