Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Man dies after 50 hours of computer games

South Korean left seat in Internet cafe only to use toilet, take brief naps

Reuters -SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing online battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play online games on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe.

You hear this Dov Bear? You may want to take it easy now.


At 11:37 AM, Blogger swiftthinker said...

Uh Oh! I better get on with life and stop blogging before something terrible happens.


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