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'Choking Game' Popular Among 6 Percent Of Youth
2012-04-17 05:13:08

According to a new study, one in 16 adolescents in the U.S. are playing a risky game that is known as the "choking game." The game involves putting pressure on the neck with a towel or belt to cut off someone's oxygen supply, giving the participant a "high" sensation. The researchers surveyed eight graders in Oregon in 2009 to determine that the one-in-16 figure is in line with other U.S. states, as well as other countries. Two-thirds of the study participants reported that they have...

2012-01-19 10:09:11

Nearly one out of seven college students surveyed at a Texas university has participated in the Choking Game, a dangerous behavior where blood flow is deliberately cut off to the brain in order to achieve a high, according to a study by The Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. The Choking Game, also known as the Fainting Game, Pass Out, or Space Monkey, is played individually or in groups and involves manually choking oneself or others, applying a ligature around the...

2008-02-14 17:40:00

At least 82 youth have died as a result of playing what has been called "the choking game," according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of the fatalities are among boys aged 11 to 16. The choking game involves intentionally trying to choke oneself or another in an effort to obtain a brief euphoric state or "high." Death or serious injury can result if strangulation is prolonged. Eighty"“seven percent of these deaths were among males,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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