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Death by Water: Would you survive?
by Staff
A love of water can be deadly. Swimming, boating and even drinking the stuff could lead to your final breath. Thankfully, though, many aquatic deaths are under unusual circumstances. See how well you tread water, next.

Water intoxication is caused by mixing caffeinated water with alcohol.

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Killer whales kill animals, not people.

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"The Simpsons" cartoon series once envisioned a world where dolphins take over and annihilate human life as we know it.

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Pirate attacks on ocean goers have decreased rapidly after a number of high-profile hijackings made the international news.

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Popular and daring TV personality, Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, was killed by an eel while filming an underwater segment.

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In 2009, a woman was sentenced to four years in prison for forcing her husband to swim.

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There is a 50 to 60 percent chance that if you die in a flood, you will be in your car.

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Hurricanes cause the most water-related deaths.

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Tornadoes cause the most water related deaths.

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Flooding causes the most water-related disaster fatalities.

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Triathletes have to present a certificate of health before competing in the swimming portion of the race.

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Swimmers who lose their lives in the swim section of triathlons are poorly conditioned.

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A California radio station was ordered to pay more than $16 million for allowing a contest participant to drink too much water.

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Universal Studios once had a JAWS exhibit but it was closed because of the public outcry that it glorified sharks.

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It was predicted that Hurricane Irene would pummel New York City, but it hit Boston instead.

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Walruses live in water but often drown by falling asleep in it.

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Drinking too much water after running a marathon is safe because so much water is lost through sweating during the race.

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You can drown in a teaspoon of water.

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Drinking saltwater from the ocean will make you sick, but it is a myth that it will kill you.

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"Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink" refers to seeing water in the desert, or mirages that aren’t really there.

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