Teen nearly kills himself trying to fix overheating Xbox 360

Brevard (NC) – A 14-year-old boy was knocked unconscious and sent to the hospital as a result of trying to cool off his Xbox 360 over the weekend.According to a local news report, the teen’s console would repeatedly shut off every five minutes. His mother told reporters that he thought the problem was likely linked to overheating. He reportedly tried to fix it on his own based on tips he found online.

“When I left to go next door he was playing a game but when I got back he was laying on his back on the floor and unconscious,” said the boy’s mother.

Local media reports suggest that the teenager took the power supply, wrapped it in plastic and tape, and submerged it into a bowl of water while it was still plugged in. This caused an electrical shock and knocked the boy unconscious.

His mother called 911 and paramedics rushed him to Transylvania Community Hospital in Brevard, North Carolina. He spent the night there and was treated for minor burns to his right hand and foot.

TG Daily – Teen nearly kills himself trying to fix overheating Xbox 360

Shocking! Hopefully he’s learned what the majority of the world’s population knows – water and electricity don’t mix. Well, they *do* – just not with particularly pleasant results.

Good grief

School bans tag, other chase games

Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they’ll get hurt and hold the school liable.

Another Willett parent, Celeste D’Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. “I’ve witnessed enough near collisions,” she said.

Oh no! Not a “near collision” on a playground! Whatever shall we do to protect our fragile little lambs? You gotta be kidding me. Of course, this is from the same school district that outlawed dodgeball a few years ago.

A quick spelling and grammar lesson

  • “weird”, not “wierd”
  • “ridiculous”, not “rediculous”
  • “grammar”, not “grammer”
  • “a moot point”, not “a mute point” (or a “moo point”, if you’re Joey Tribbiani)
  • “for all intents and purposes”, not “for all intensive purposes”
  • “despite”, not “dispite”
  • “in due time”, not “in do time”
  • “dying”, not “dieing” (unless you’re referring to the act of cutting a die!)
  • “stutter”, not “studder”
  • “lo and behold”, not “low and behold”
  • “wreak havoc”, not “reek havoc” or “reak havok”