Last year, I wrote about deaths from eating and drinking competitions. I didn’t know that it was happening right in our backyard. There is a show run by a psychopath named Waqar called Living on the Edge. He insults participants, yells and screams at them, and rejects many without even giving them a chance to prove themselves, even after they have traveled from various places and spent the entire day waiting for their turn. This is not the disturbing part though.
The disturbing part is that he makes people eat things in a manner that can cause death instantly and makes them consume soft drinks, telling them that if they can drink it in a certain number of seconds, they can win. There have also been many other “dares” that could have caused death.
I don’t understand why people do this to themselves. Why would anyone go to a show only to get insulted and humiliated on TV, in front of hundreds of thousands of people, and if given a chance to prove themselves, eat cockroaches, worms and indulge in life endangering acts?
Below is a video of Waqar making a participant indulge in one of his (life endangering) “dares”. What I find disturbing is that after the “dare” is over, Waqar tells the participant right away that if he drinks water he will be disqualified. After a few seconds, when it looks like the participant might end up dead, he says “paani peelo”.
The participant obviously refuses because unlike Waqar, he did not forget that he might get disqualified, even if he ends up dead.
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