"the choking game.”


Bu the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a rare alert this week that 82 teens and preteens in the U.S. have died from medical complications from playing “the choking game.” The deaths are on record for the time period between 1995 and 2007.

The game is simply what the name implies. Kids use dog leashes, bungee cords or other tightening straps to cut off the blood flow in the neck to the head of a game participant. When the blood flow is restored, the “chokee” can experience a euphoric rush similar to floating in air.

In most of the fatal situations included in the report, the player was doing the game alone, the CDC also reported. But it strikes me that this is not a very good idea for anyone to be trying whether they have other people with them or not.

The age range of the victims was 6 to 19. In further analysis of the numbers, the CDC said that the deaths were spread across 31 states; nearly 90 percent were boys; the average age was about 13.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

jjon1001's picture
jjon1001 says:

That's scary!

I'm better than you j/k lol

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:44pm
jaalbrecht's picture
jaalbrecht says:

Craziness that someone would even want to try this..

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:49pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Hey Janet...you've plagerized my choking game post from Feb. 14. Several of these paragraphs are exact copies of the post I did on this topic earlier this year. Here's the link to that post. Plagerizing material is extremely not cool. Do your own research and post your own original ideas. This is a major no-no to do on a science blog.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:41pm
ktur1101's picture
ktur1101 says:

get over it.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 2:27pm
ktur1101's picture
ktur1101 says:

give them some consequinces then they'll stop. Stupid is wat stupid does.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 2:28pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

People are really crazy! How can you play such a harmful game. Like oh my gosh what's going on with this world? Teens are too young to die!!! Whoever started this game should be feeling bad cause all these teens are dying cause of a game that doesn't seem to be safe at all.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 7:50am

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