20 July 2013

Beer Drinking Contest Winner Dies

Not Joaquin Alcaraz Gracia
In Spain's Murcia region, Joaquín Alcaraz Gracia had just finished 6 liters ( a gallon and a half) of beer in twenty minutes, winning the trophy at a festival. An obese man, When Gracia raised the trophy he began to vomit continuously for several minutes before apparently falling asleep.

He wasn't asleep. He was in cardiac arrest. When the locals discovered he wasn't well, he was rushed to the emergency room, where he soon died.

The festival was cancelled and replaced with three days of official mourning.


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