The "balconing" craze due to drunk Brits, study finds.

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The "balconing" craze due to drunk Brits, study finds.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:47 pm

Yet another great British contribution to humanity - the "balconing" craze, or balcony-jumping. What is particularly encouraging here is that only 40% of the victims were reported drunk, which means that the rest were due to natural selection.

The dangerous balcony-jumping trend prevalent in Spain is mainly due to drunk British people on holiday, a study has concluded.

"Balconing," which refers to the practice of jumping into a swimming pool from a hotel balcony, has become such a problem that doctors from the Son Espases hospital in Majorca decided to research the phenomenon.

The term has also been used used to cover when people fall while attempting to climb from one balcony to another.

Xavier Gonzalez, the hospital's head of surgery, told AFP: "It's endemic. It seems's like an initiation rite for some tourists, whose parents already came here when they were young."

The research team studied a period from 2010 to 2015, only covering patients who were treated in the hospital and not those who died while "balconing".

Altogether, the hospital treated 46 patients of which more than 60 per cent were British. Germans were second most likely to be involved in the stunts, followed by Spaniards.

Alcohol was involved in 40 per cent of the cases, with drugs also playing a role.

The craze is estimated to have cost a total 1.5 million Euros (£1.28 million) in hospital fees due to some patients remaining in intensive care for long periods of time, with others becoming paraplegic... ... 05641.html
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Re: The "balconing" craze due to drunk Brits, study finds.

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:26 pm

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Re: The "balconing" craze due to drunk Brits, study finds.

Post by SinnSisamouth » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:33 pm

46 in five years and 60% were Brits?
Not even one a month
hardly andemic or a craze

maybe Tue doctors have to much time on their hands
i am on these blocked lists;

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