Word of advice: If you're feeling particularly thirsty, be careful what you drink...And how fast you drink it. In a somewhat scary news story, WHDH/News 7 Boston reports a man allegedly died of a fatal gas buildup after chugging a massive amount of Coca-Cola in 10 minutes.

The 22-year-old man, from China, died from a buildup of gas that deprived his liver of oxygen. The man, who wasn't identified, went to hospital six hours after consuming the fizzy drink, complaining of severe pain and a swollen stomach.

Doctors detailed the freak accident in Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. The patient had an elevated heart rate, low blood pressure and was breathing rapidly when he arrived at the hospital. It was not believed that the man had any underlying health issues.

Medical staff tried to release the gas from the man’s intestinal area but his condition deteriorated quickly, as per the medical report. It's believed that the cause of death was severe damage to the liver. The man passed away after approximately 18 hours of treatment.

Some medical experts, however, believe that something else was the prevailing factor in the cause of death, such as a bacterial infection. Even so, a recent study showed that using soda for rehydration certainly worsens dehydration, not to mention increases kidney impairments.

To quote Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", "Curiouser and curiouser!" For more on the story, check out WHDH's website here.

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