I remember an article in a local paper (the paper no longer exists anymore) 25 or 30 years ago about two guys who held a drinking contest at a local bar. They both downed a quart of hard stuff in a matter of minutes. They both lost as both were found dead in their respective apartments the nest day.
On an even more sobering story that I recall was the 18 year old college student from Rutgers who was hazed with alcohol. His potential frat "brothers" even forced him to drink after he started vomiting. He went into pulmonary edema and the kids delayed calling an ambulence.
We coded him in the emergency room for over an hour. His alcohol soaked vascular system would not respond. That was a terrible tragic memory. This dumb fool was more lucky:http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8TGALBO1&show_article=1