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August 11, 2010

Man dies in final of sauna championships

FINLAND-SAUNA/HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Russian man died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organizers said Sunday.

Check your facts. I don’t think it is even humanly possible to spend 1 second in a sauna at 110 C. Perhaps it was 110 F?

W.P.

Our figure was accurate, and was the same one reported by everybody. You may have put your finger on one of the problems with this annual competition: GBU Editor

Russia’s Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (L) and Finland’s Timo Kaukonen take part in the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010. Ladyzhenskiy died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organizers said on Sunday. REUTERS/Sari Gustafsson/Lehtikuva

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