A 29-year-old in Teeside, England downed a pint glass full of vodka while drinking with friends. Shortly thereafter, he was found not breathing in a pool of his own blood and later died.

His friend tried to stop his chug:

Mr Davies' best friend Christopher Crooks told the inquest how he tried to save his life after he was found unconscious in the early hours of 16 January.

In a statement read out by deputy Teesside coroner Tony Eastwood, he said: "Richard drank a pint of vodka in four seconds or so.

"I did try to take the glass off him, but he turned his back on me, pushed me away, and drank it all."

Ugh. [BBC, pic via Flickr]