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15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

Zac Frank and Tania Khadder

June 11, 2010

4. A Wii Bit Stupid



Sadly, this next nominee is more tragic than dumb. Three radio DJs in Sacramento ran a contest in which listeners were asked to drink as much water as possible without going to the bathroom. The prize? A Nintendo Wii console. The price? Someone’s life.

A 28-year-old contestant was found dead in her home five hours after drinking around two gallons of water. The coroner concluded that the cause of death was “water intoxication”. The DJs, along with seven other morning show employees, were subsequently fired.

Moral of the Story

You can have too much of a good thing.


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