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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
 
2012-06-23 06:41:22 AM  

Gyrfalcon: 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 very next day. It's luck of the draw and nothing else.



Isn't that ironic!
 
2012-06-23 06:52:24 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 like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?
 
2012-06-23 07:43:25 AM  
I didn't realise the Euro 2012 matches were broadcast 24 hours of every day.
 
2012-06-23 07:48:32 AM  
Meh, "people that watch sports" problems.
 
2012-06-23 08:00:23 AM  

steamingpile: 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!?!!?!?!


Oh good you are back for some more lies.
 
2012-06-23 08:12:21 AM  

Trapper439: holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.

I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?


I feel like you're forgetting about even more action-packed American sports. ...like baseball, where a collection of fat men stand still, one of them occasionally moves a stick, and occasionally walks a few feet to stand elsewhere. With everyone standing still, it's hard not to be on the edge of your seat with excitement at the possibility of someone, somewhere on the field eventually, slowly moving.
 
2012-06-23 08:32:03 AM  

CowardlyLion: Trapper439: holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.

I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?

I feel like you're forgetting about even more action-packed American sports. ...like baseball, where a collection of fat men stand still, one of them occasionally moves a stick, and occasionally walks a few feet to stand elsewhere. With everyone standing still, it's hard not to be on the edge of your seat with excitement at the possibility of someone, somewhere on the field eventually, slowly moving.


He's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch-OH! He turned to look at the guy on 1st base. OK, he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it... (actually, I love going to baseball games).
 
2012-06-23 08:35:23 AM  
Maybe somebody peed in his coke?
 
2012-06-23 08:47:27 AM  
You mean it took 59 comments to point out that IT'S FOOTBALL DAMMIT!
 
2012-06-23 09:03:37 AM  
 
2012-06-23 09:08:13 AM  
 
2012-06-23 09:09:13 AM  

born_yesterday: CowardlyLion: Trapper439: holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.

I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?

I feel like you're forgetting about even more action-packed American sports. ...like baseball, where a collection of fat men stand still, one of them occasionally moves a stick, and occasionally walks a few feet to stand elsewhere. With everyone standing still, it's hard not to be on the edge of your seat with excitement at the possibility of someone, somewhere on the field eventually, slowly moving.

He's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch-OH! He turned to look at the guy on 1st base. OK, he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it... (actually, I love going to baseball games).


download.lardlad.com
 
2012-06-23 09:11:09 AM  

DownDaRiver: 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.


By striking it down, you only make it more powerful. You fool. You totally justifed fool.
 
2012-06-23 09:12:12 AM  

Cookbook's Anarchist: By striking it down, you only make it more powerful. You fool. You totally justifed fool.


justified even...damnitall!
 
2012-06-23 09:14:30 AM  
* 21 matches of live Euro 2012 action
* That equates to 1,890 0 minutes of American football
 
2012-06-23 09:16:16 AM  

octopied: 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.


See also: insomnia

It's possible to stress the body enough without the aid of alcohol and pills.
 
2012-06-23 09:17:16 AM  

MAYORBOB: You mean it took 59 comments to point out that IT'S FOOTBALL DAMMIT!


Wrong. Football doesn't start for another couple of months.
 
2012-06-23 09:27:48 AM  

Trapper439: holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.

I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?


Football fits the American ADD lifestyle. You only have to pay attention in 10 second intervals and then it's usually pretty obvious if it's a mundane play or something exciting. Soccer is like watching a pot of water boil, but you have no idea if it's going to take 5 minutes or 55 for it to happen.
 
2012-06-23 09:41:01 AM  

Bob The Nob: Question to Dr Fark,

Can you really die from lack of sleep?

Sincerely,
Nobber


Yes. I have extremely severe insomnia - I can go several days without sleep, easy - and there's an incurable condition that I'm being tested for called Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI), and like the name implies, it's fatal. Death occurs over approximately 18 months. You get insomnia (accompanied by paranoia and panic attacks, which I have), then you start hallucinating (which has also happened to me, and it's scary as hell), then you get dementia and become unresponsive, after which you die.

I avoid all stimulants (even caffeine), tried natural therapies and sleep hygiene techniques, and have tried every sleeping medication and sedative on the market, and nothing has helped. Fortunately, I do get periods of sleep every now and then, but it's only a few hours over the course of several days. Still, this gives me hope that I don't have FFI.

It's horrible. Sleep deprivation is a form of torture, and I can attest to that. I've had suicidal thoughts (and even an accidental overdose on muscle relaxers) because it was literally driving me insane. Fortunately, FFI is extremely rare, but since I have an extremely rare condition already, I'm not holding my breath.

/just wants some sleep
 
2012-06-23 09:47:27 AM  

EnglishChef PolishInventor GermanHumanitarian: Gyrfalcon: 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 very next day. It's luck of the draw and nothing else.


Isn't that ironic!


Don't you think?
 
2012-06-23 10:02:17 AM  

Baryogenesis: Football fits the American ADD lifestyle. You only have to pay attention in 10 second intervals and then it's usually pretty obvious if it's a mundane play or something exciting


Which makes it far superior for watching multiple games at once, or watching at a bar when you have to take a piss as you don't have to worry about missing a score if you time it right.

/I am infamous at our local European Poverty Ball team here in Hamburg that my company supports for going to the bathroom and then having our team score... happens all the time.
//probably wouldn't be a problem if our box didn't have free alcohol
///or if you had to get blind stinking drunk to sit through an entire Kickball match
////scheiss HSV
 
2012-06-23 10:20:36 AM  

DownDaRiver


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

It was old a long time ago.


So was your mom, but we still keep her around for entertainment purposes.
 
2012-06-23 10:44:28 AM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: Bob The Nob: Question to Dr Fark,

Can you really die from lack of sleep?

Sincerely,
Nobber

Yes. I have extremely severe insomnia - I can go several days without sleep, easy - and there's an incurable condition that I'm being tested for called Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI), and like the name implies, it's fatal. Death occurs over approximately 18 months. You get insomnia (accompanied by paranoia and panic attacks, which I have), then you start hallucinating (which has also happened to me, and it's scary as hell), then you get dementia and become unresponsive, after which you die.

I avoid all stimulants (even caffeine), tried natural therapies and sleep hygiene techniques, and have tried every sleeping medication and sedative on the market, and nothing has helped. Fortunately, I do get periods of sleep every now and then, but it's only a few hours over the course of several days. Still, this gives me hope that I don't have FFI.

It's horrible. Sleep deprivation is a form of torture, and I can attest to that. I've had suicidal thoughts (and even an accidental overdose on muscle relaxers) because it was literally driving me insane. Fortunately, FFI is extremely rare, but since I have an extremely rare condition already, I'm not holding my breath.

/just wants some sleep


Do you exercise? If so, what do you do and how many hours per week?
 
2012-06-23 10:50:59 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Crackers Are a Family Food: Bob The Nob: Question to Dr Fark,

Can you really die from lack of sleep?

Sincerely,
Nobber

Yes. I have extremely severe insomnia - I can go several days without sleep, easy - and there's an incurable condition that I'm being tested for called Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI), and like the name implies, it's fatal. Death occurs over approximately 18 months. You get insomnia (accompanied by paranoia and panic attacks, which I have), then you start hallucinating (which has also happened to me, and it's scary as hell), then you get dementia and become unresponsive, after which you die.

I avoid all stimulants (even caffeine), tried natural therapies and sleep hygiene techniques, and have tried every sleeping medication and sedative on the market, and nothing has helped. Fortunately, I do get periods of sleep every now and then, but it's only a few hours over the course of several days. Still, this gives me hope that I don't have FFI.

It's horrible. Sleep deprivation is a form of torture, and I can attest to that. I've had suicidal thoughts (and even an accidental overdose on muscle relaxers) because it was literally driving me insane. Fortunately, FFI is extremely rare, but since I have an extremely rare condition already, I'm not holding my breath.

/just wants some sleep

Do you exercise? If so, what do you do and how many hours per week?


how about masturbating? even though it makes me depressed it also helps me sleep like a baby
 
2012-06-23 11:40:36 AM  
"Doctors suspect he died of boredom" Now that would have been true if it had been American "football".
 
2012-06-23 11:50:41 AM  

gravebayne2: lelio: Wait what is this soccer thing?



[gremlindog.com image 300x450]


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ARE BELONG TO US
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2012-06-23 12:10:57 PM  

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


Yup. That's why the rest of the world have Armoured American Wank Ball leagues.
 
2012-06-23 12:30:04 PM  
Soccer.... the sport of defeated nations.
 
2012-06-23 12:30:12 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: 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.


Oh yes this.

Slept every other night for maybe four hours for two weeks finishing up school. Had to do a design project and actually implement it because my *other* class was counting on it to finish up our lab work... and then the math class from hell on top of it. Somehow in that haze I promised a friend I'd drive to Ohio in a two seat truck, but after the last damn thing (math final) I was sitting n my porch and the tree started to move. So I told him hell f--king no and went to bed for about two days.
 
2012-06-23 12:36:18 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Do you exercise? If so, what do you do and how many hours per week?


I have bouts of insomnia from time to time. It's stupid as hell but it's related to narcolepsy.

Anyway, for a week back in 04 I couldn't sleep. I'd go for runs - long ones - at 2, 3, 4 AM. I got to recognize the street sweeper people. I could maybe get 4 hours of sleep in a night, couldn't even run myself to a good sleep (thankfully my job was "sitting at a library desk" and didn't start until 2 PM each day).

Finally i snapped out of it somehow but you're goddamn right it f--ks with your mind and your body and I really don't know where the hell this "it's not the sleep deprivation, it's that you're lazy" thing came from. It took me awhile to recover from that bout.
 
2012-06-23 01:03:58 PM  
 
2012-06-23 01:07:00 PM  

Renowned transvestite sexologist: 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.


Guinness quit keeping records on stuff that is likely to kill you, the sissies.

/remembers from a How Things Work podcast
 
2012-06-23 01:26:04 PM  
I love a story with a happy ending.
 
2012-06-23 01:34:01 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Do you exercise? If so, what do you do and how many hours per week?


I dance every day (how much varies on how bad my arthritis is each day, but I love it so much that I really don't care how much I'll hurt when I'm doing it), and I do yoga. Unfortunately, it doesn't help. It will tire me out, but it doesn't put me to sleep.

Thanks for the suggestion, though. I know it helps a lot of other people.
 
2012-06-23 01:55:48 PM  
Ladies and Gentlemen, the World's next superpower.
 
2012-06-23 02:41:33 PM  
I think subby is confusing soccer with American Handegg. That's the one that needs an extravagant, star studded half time show to make remotely interesting.
 
2012-06-23 02:43:56 PM  
So I guess this is the Euro thread for today?

If you think soccer is boring go watch 500 miles of left turns on an oval.
 
2012-06-23 02:46:03 PM  

RepoManTSM:
If you think soccer is boring go watch 500 miles of left turns on an oval.


Seriously.

This is the first time I've been able to see a live match of EURO 2012. WOOHOO!
 
2012-06-23 02:49:57 PM  
So Spain is disadvantaged for being so successful according to the ESPN announcers.
 
2012-06-23 02:51:27 PM  
Should have been a PK.
 
2012-06-23 02:53:17 PM  
Good to see the French carrying on the Thierry Henry getting-away-with-it tradition.
 
2012-06-23 02:55:02 PM  

RepoManTSM: Should have been a PK.


Yeah, that was odd.

Aaaannnnd, the computer I'm using to stream it with just auto updated. F*CKING GREAT TIMING.
 
2012-06-23 02:55:37 PM  
Are we really stuck with a tired ass troll thread today? Pretty lame, Fark.

ESP 2 - FRA 1
 
2012-06-23 02:56:38 PM  
Real thread's up.
 
2012-06-23 02:57:05 PM  
Here Comes The Spain vs. France thread?
 
2012-06-23 03:12:45 PM  
I managed to watch every game of the World Cup in 2006 and most in 2010...(besides when 2 games were on and flipping channels)

Enjoyed it......will do it again in 2014.
 
2012-06-23 03:14:04 PM  
Spain 1 - France 0.
 
2012-06-23 03:16:28 PM  
His last words were reportedly, "我告诉你,我是铁杆。"
 
2012-06-23 03:57:30 PM  

BKITU: His last words were reportedly, "我告诉你,我是铁杆。"


pronounced "CHING AND CHONG"
 
2012-06-23 05:15:33 PM  
Ahhhh another grass diving thread. I watched the whole Portugal game yesterday and was sort of entertained by Ronaldo hitting two posts and finally winning it. But for the life of me watching Spain spend the bulk of todays game at midfield was infuriating. I'll attest it to Americans wanting more action versus Europeans wanting a more thought out offensive approach. To get Americans to watch more soccer they need to get rid f the offside penalty. Just like the NHL got rid of the two line pass. Just my two cents.
 
2012-06-23 06:04:52 PM  
"He was supporting England and France in the tournament"

Watching soccer in general is a waste of time, but that right there is a waste of life. Oh.
 
2012-06-23 06:19:24 PM  

laid back w/bud light: Ahhhh another grass diving thread. I watched the whole Portugal game yesterday and was sort of entertained by Ronaldo hitting two posts and finally winning it. But for the life of me watching Spain spend the bulk of todays game at midfield was infuriating. I'll attest it to Americans wanting more action versus Europeans wanting a more thought out offensive approach. To get Americans to watch more soccer they need to get rid f the offside penalty. Just like the NHL got rid of the two line pass. Just my two cents.


No offside penalty would allow some really cheap tactics and would probably make the game even less entertaining.
 
2012-06-23 07:52:27 PM  
Fluid
I think it would spread the field out further making it a bigger man on man competition. Hockey is a smaller version of soccer in size fieldwise. Imagine seeing a "one timer" (hockey term for a shot off the pass" off the crossbar and in, spectacular. As far as cheap tactics, who doesn't like seeing an NHL defenseman spotting a forward racing up ice splitting the defensemen, catching an airial pass and going in on a breakaway. A hockey goal is 4 by 6, a soccer goal is like a double garage. Why isn't there more scoring in the game? That's why Americans aren't as interested.
 
2012-06-24 07:33:28 AM  

laid back w/bud light: Fluid
I think it would spread the field out further making it a bigger man on man competition. Hockey is a smaller version of soccer in size fieldwise. Imagine seeing a "one timer" (hockey term for a shot off the pass" off the crossbar and in, spectacular. As far as cheap tactics, who doesn't like seeing an NHL defenseman spotting a forward racing up ice splitting the defensemen, catching an airial pass and going in on a breakaway. A hockey goal is 4 by 6, a soccer goal is like a double garage. Why isn't there more scoring in the game? That's why Americans aren't as interested.


Yeah yeah I see this post around here every once in a while. Removing the offside rule would not lead to more "one on one" action. It would lead to way more hoofing and goal hanging. Teams like Stoke would just constantly bomb the ball into the box and it would be insufferable. Good teams wouldn't be able to move their defenses up the pitch and it would be all around terrible.

Also there is a version of football called futsal. It has a smaller field of play, fewer players and boards just like in hockey. Of course it's vastly inferior like hockey than to real football so that would be your answer to that question.
 
2012-06-24 05:20:03 PM  
Halli
Also there is a version of football called futsal. It has a smaller field of play, fewer players and boards just like in hockey. Of course it's vastly inferior like hockey than to real football so that would be your answer to that question.

Are you serious??? Hockey is faster, more brutal hitting into glass, immovable boards, 40+mph collisions and, hockey pucks can travel over 100 mph, you have to have to skate on ice at the highest level, you have to be skilled in controlling a puck with a stick, and fighting, I could go on forever. Soccer you have the horror of getting tripped, kicked in the shins or headbutted. Soccer is for poor countries where all you need is a ball and some semblance of a goal.
 
2012-06-24 08:35:21 PM  

laid back w/bud light: Are you serious??? Hockey is faster, more brutal hitting into glass, immovable boards, 40+mph collisions and, hockey pucks can travel over 100 mph, you have to have to skate on ice at the highest level, you have to be skilled in controlling a puck with a stick, and fighting, I could go on forever. Soccer you have the horror of getting tripped, kicked in the shins or headbutted. Soccer is for poor countries where all you need is a ball and some semblance of a goal.


That's great. Hockey is a Michael Bay movie.
 
2012-06-25 02:42:03 PM  

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?


That's Benzema of Real Madrid and France. He's a top player but he disappointed many during Euro 2012.

Admittedly, football has its ghey photo op moments, but it's still fun to watch when you know the teams, the players and the game.

Did anyone else catch Balotelli stare down Hart during Italy-Germany penalty shots yesterday? It was hilarious because they both play for Manchester City and know each other's moves well.

And this far in but no mention of "I'll sleep when I die" ?
 
2012-06-25 02:43:26 PM  
Did anyone else catch Balotelli stare down Hart during Italy-Germany ENGLAND penalty shots yesterday? It was hilarious because they both play for Manchester City and know each other's moves well.

FTFM but still a megaFAIL
 
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