Mexico - Electroshock Fun
NPR's Gerry Hadden reports that a traditional game of deliberately submitting to electric shocks is still being played in Mexico as well as Central and South America. Practitioners approach people, often in bars, and for a small fee, attach them to a device that applies an electric shock, which intensifies until the client can no longer take it. People who play call it say it's a fun game of endurance. But some American doctors question the safety of the practice, especially for people who have undiscovered heart problems.
Copyright 2000 NPR