Accomplishments and Records

When You Gotta Go… You REALLY Should Go


Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old woman from Sacramento, died in 2007 of water intoxication while trying to win a Wii console in a radio station’s “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest, which involved drinking large quantities of water without urinating.

Maybe next time they should give away wizz snips.


First Prize For Printing a Story That Can’t Be Printed

The delightful book Littlewood’s Miscellany by John Edensor Littlewood contains a snippet that will cause brain cramps if you contemplate it for very long: It notes that in a writing competition in The Spectator magazine on the subject of what you would most like to read on opening the morning paper, the following submission won…

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Make $1 Million With Math

If you are good at math and you could use a few extra bucks, you should consider putting your skills toward the Millenium Prize Problems. On May 24, 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced prizes of $1 million each for the first person to solve any of seven math problems that have stumped the experts.…

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  1. I live in the Sacramento area and remember this event well. The entire crew from the once popular and now defunct radio station that promoted the contest were unceremoniously fired, and I’m pretty sure her family sued and won a settlement.

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