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(CBS Sacramento)   School officials trying to get children to stop playing "pass out game". They might be successful, but don't hold your breath   (sacramento.cbslocal.com) divider line 32
    More: Unlikely, fainting game, Roseville  
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2014-02-08 02:52:56 PM  
Article forgets to mention the secret ingredient of pressing against the other kid's chest. Heh. Drop you like a stone. Meh, we did this when I was a kid, and nothink everk . . . happened to mwhuu..SNERK SNERKKK SNERK
 
BHK
2014-02-08 05:40:23 PM  
My mother told me about doing this back in the 30's when she was a child, though often times it was to scare their parents by holding their breath until they turned blue and passed out. Since they'd start breathing again once they passed out, it wasn't terribly effective. Given that this is a natural function of the body, I imagine kids have been doing this since there have been homo sapiens.
 
2014-02-08 05:40:42 PM  
Think of it as evolution in action.
 
2014-02-08 05:41:10 PM  
We called the chest pressing ones "wallbangers"
there is also a solo one where you bend over, take 10 deep fast breaths, stand up, stick your thumb in your mouth and blow as hard as you can.
 
2014-02-08 05:42:21 PM  
Apparently I started convulsing when this was done to me. I'm fine though and encourage all children to try it.
 
2014-02-08 05:44:25 PM  
Well as long as we can still play the Catapult Game, I suppose it's ok.
 
2014-02-08 05:48:41 PM  
"The Pass-Out Game" meant something completely different in my school. It involved kegs and joints, but we did try to hold our breaths as long as possible.
 
2014-02-08 05:49:17 PM  
www.gadgetepoint.co.uk
 
2014-02-08 05:56:28 PM  
Cant we just call it the "Darwin's Revenge" game and let it continue?
 
2014-02-08 05:59:19 PM  
The 80's called and they want their stupid juvenile high school game back...

I remember this game making the rounds when I was in high school. I was too tall for any of my friends to get
the right leverage on me, so it never worked on me. My best friend at the time was a short little thing, though,
and we were walking across the football field during gym when she asked me to try it on her. It was a perfect
storm of height and leverage and she dropped like a stone. She convulsed for a second or two...just long
enough for me to start panicking and thinking that I'd just killed my best friend, then she came too and was
very confused.

Don't do it, kids. Not even once.
 
2014-02-08 05:59:47 PM  
What we did was a bear hold from behind (we called it "prise de l'ours")  until dizziness or lost of consciousness ensued. The principal stopped it by having those of us involved stand silently in rows in front of her office for a few recess periods.
 
2014-02-08 06:00:16 PM  

digitalrain: The 80's called and they want their stupid juvenile high school game back...

I remember this game making the rounds when I was in high school. I was too tall for any of my friends to get
the right leverage on me, so it never worked on me. My best friend at the time was a short little thing, though,
and we were walking across the football field during gym when she asked me to try it on her. It was a perfect
storm of height and leverage and she dropped like a stone. She convulsed for a second or two...just long
enough for me to start panicking and thinking that I'd just killed my best friend, then she came too to and was
very confused.

Don't do it, kids. Not even once.


Wow...that sounded bad the other way.
 
2014-02-08 06:01:33 PM  

digitalrain: Don't do it, kids. Not even once.


Correct. They should do it more than once, as often as possible.
 
2014-02-08 06:01:49 PM  
Pass out game, knock out game.  Kids suck these days.
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2014-02-08 06:02:59 PM  
Can we get these kids together with the Knockout Game kids? That way everyone wins.
 
2014-02-08 06:09:14 PM  

digitalrain: digitalrain: The 80's called and they want their stupid juvenile high school game back...

I remember this game making the rounds when I was in high school. I was too tall for any of my friends to get
the right leverage on me, so it never worked on me. My best friend at the time was a short little thing, though,
and we were walking across the football field during gym when she asked me to try it on her. It was a perfect
storm of height and leverage and she dropped like a stone. She convulsed for a second or two...just long
enough for me to start panicking and thinking that I'd just killed my best friend, then she came too to and was
very confused.

Don't do it, kids. Not even once.

Wow...that sounded bad the other way.


The late David Carradine approves.
 
2014-02-08 06:18:54 PM  
Oh... holding your breath? Thought this was a sleeper hold, mutual choking, or autoerotic asphyxiation incident. As well, I would say to the media the vast majority of students never play these games but claim to in order to impress friends or others, including adults. Only reason this claim may impress friends or others is the media makes this massive controversy with concerns over injury, thereby heralding the players as brave trendsetters rather than morons.
 
2014-02-08 06:26:59 PM  
"It's where students see how long they can hold their breath."

What's wrong with kids these days, doing something that kids have been doing since the beginning of time.
 
2014-02-08 07:00:59 PM  
Yes, that game is stoopid.

Having watched much Sea Hunt while I was a boy, I became curious as to how long I could hold my breath. I don't recall how long I was able to hold my breath, but I still remember that big goose egg I had on my forehead when I woke up.
 
2014-02-08 07:02:21 PM  
Choking other people is a problem. Holding your breath is not.

You pass out, then you immediately restart breathing... and wake up shortly thereafter.

There's no need for paramedics to get involved.

Unless you do it so many times that you slowly destroy your brain a little at a time from oxygen deprevation... but I guarantee you that's not happening.
 
2014-02-08 08:07:54 PM  

digitalrain: The 80's called and they want their stupid juvenile high school game back...


The 80's? My dad was born in '49 and talked about his friends doing this. Stupid kids have been doing this since pretty much forever.

Apparently he let them do it to him ONCE and when he came to he was like "wtf is wrong with you people?" and never tried it again.

Heroin on the other hand....

He's not the best decision maker.
 
2014-02-08 08:16:08 PM  
I remember this from Jr High in the 70's.  Guy named Alex Popko died doing it.  Made me happy, he was a bully that picked on me whenever he saw me.
 
2014-02-08 08:42:54 PM  

Snotnose: I remember this from Jr High in the 70's.  Guy named Alex Popko died doing it.  Made me happy, he was a bully that picked on me whenever he saw me.


One of the bullies from my childhood ( And I mean actual bullies, one of several who would beat me bloody daily) killed himself after he stole a playstation 1 (This was when PS3 was a year or two from release) and thought he would be sent to jail for life because it was his "third strike." Nevermind that we don't have a strike system here, and that simply returning such a low value item would probably stop the charges from being filed, naw. Suicide was the answer.
 
2014-02-08 09:05:39 PM  
I know all I need to know about the Pass-Out Game.
 
2014-02-08 09:07:35 PM  
I always kind of like the feeling when you were coming to after doing this. Sort of reminded me of nitrous.
 
2014-02-08 09:17:00 PM  
my wife does this every time I want sex.........
 
2014-02-08 09:35:45 PM  
Good old "California High"

made the mistake of talking about it in a summer school program, and they had to put out a warning to teachers there after. oops.
 
2014-02-08 09:47:22 PM  

Idiot Stick Bearer: my wife does this every time I want sex.........


She holds her breath until she passes out? So that gives you what, about a 2-3 minute window before she comes to? Plenty of time dude.
 
2014-02-08 09:52:10 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Cant we just call it the "Darwin's Revenge" game and let it continue?


If its grown adults doing it, yes. Since it's 8 year olds, we probably better warn them.
 
2014-02-08 10:52:51 PM  
Ah yes, it's that time again for this story. I think it's been on fark at least a half-dozen times. Back in grade 7 in '94, we called it Stonewalling.

I was also a twitcher apparently. Also, the worst was when your friends hid on you. That farks you up.
 
2014-02-08 11:52:31 PM  

BHK: My mother told me about doing this back in the 30's when she was a child, though often times it was to scare their parents by holding their breath until they turned blue and passed out. Since they'd start breathing again once they passed out, it wasn't terribly effective. Given that this is a natural function of the body, I imagine kids have been doing this since there have been homo sapiens.


I'm ashamed to say that I used to do it if I didn't get my way. It never worked out the way I wanted, but I still tried every time. God, I was a brat. Hopefully my kid never thinks to try it. Stupid karma.
 
2014-02-09 01:21:15 AM  

Nexzus: Ah yes, it's that time again for this story. I think it's been on fark at least a half-dozen times. Back in grade 7 in '94, we called it Stonewalling.


Here's two of them now:

2006

2004
 
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