A report published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine revealed that a 19-year old man went into coma and almost died after drinking a quart of soy sauce.
The unidentified man was with his friends when they dared him to drink the sauce. He soon began to twitch and started having seizures and was taken to the ER where hospital staff administered anti-seizure medication.
AdvertisementThe man was already in coma when he was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center after suffering from hypernatremia, a condition in which the brain begins to lose water due to high levels of sodium in the blood stream.
The doctors flushed the salt out of his system and the sodium levels in the man's body returned to normal after about five hours though he remained in coma for three days before waking up on his own.