a contestant was literally cooked to death by exposing himself to intense heat and humidity during a sauna competition. the temperature reached 110 degrees celsius. many competitors have sat in higher temperature (to as high as 140 degrees celsius), but this time, the conditions were much harsher than the previous rounds because water was poured inside the chamber every 30 seconds, producing steam that caused burns and stopped the body's ability to remove heat.
in the 2010 competition, vladimir ladyzhensy died, probably due to heart attack. the other contenstant suffered severe burns and was in a coma. he was lucky to be alive.
here is the video of the 2010 championship final: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjVw0uOITsI
for the news story, click here.
the competition will not be held again, unsurprisingly.
and indeed, this incident suggests that human idiocy is infinite. firstly, it does not take a medical expert to realize that pouring water to the sauna will have tragic consequences. secondly, the contestants could just leave the sauna when they noticed that things were about to go wrong. they didn't and thirdly, what is the fucking point anyway?