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Written by Cosmic   
Monday, 15 February 2010 17:17

 

Darwin Awards

WELCOME TO OUR ARCHIVE -- 843 less-than-stellar plans that seemed
like a good idea at the time.  Over the past fifteen years, I have
read thousands of fatal reports.  Consequently I no longer stand
on wheeled chairs near windows, attempt to defeat the safety on
common tools, and never, ever drive while talking or texting.
       Read these stories--and be safe! --Wendy

Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday on February 12th!
Darwin Awards has an RSS Feed!  http://DarwinAwards.com/rss.xml

Four new Darwin Awards and four new At-Risk Survivors:

       Electric Bathtub Blues (darwin award)
       Muffled Explosion (darwin award)
       Glacier Erasure (darwin award)
       Dynamite Rancher (darwin award)
       Spin Cycle (at-risk survivor)
       Shockingly Conductive (at-risk survivor)
       Shocking Rappel (at-risk survivor)
       Dis-Arm (at-risk survivor)
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ELECTRIC BATHTUB BLUES (darwin award)
       1978, France | Historic Darwin Award: The career of French
singer Claude Francois can be compared to that of Elvis Presley.  One
evening, he returned to his Paris apartment from a busy touring
schedule, and ran a bath...
       http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1994-28.html

MUFFLED EXPLOSION (darwin award)
       January 2009, Pennsylvania | Living Darwin Award! An
embarrassed and seriously injured 17-year-old initially claimed that
an explosive had been planted in his backpack by persons
unknown.  However, investigators soon extracted the truth...
       http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2009-23.html

GLACIER ERASURE (darwin award)
       (From the archives of a 30-year ER MD) In the late fall,
snow-covered mountains become infested with hunters.  One ambitious
pair climbed high up a mountain in search of their quarry.  The trail
crossed a small glacier that had crusted over...
       http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2010-04.html

DYNAMITE RANCHER (darwin award)
       May 2009, Utah | 59-year-old Brent L. found a stash of
dynamite in a shed on his ranch three miles south of the ATK Thiokol
rocket testing area.  This stash of flash was something he felt he
could deal with on his own...
       http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2009-22.html

SPIN CYCLE (at-risk survivor)
       July 2008 | Two co-workers decided to celebrate the 4th of
July in their own special way.  The plan? They loaded an old washing
machine with tens of pounds of firecrackers, lit a fuse, dropped the
lid, and ran.  Nothing happened...
       http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2008-16.html

DIS-ARM (at-risk survivor)
       August 2008, The Netherlands | A 33-year-old man was
carpooling to work in Hindeloopen when he mentioned to his colleague
that he was carrying a self-made bomb.  The driver immediately
stopped the car and ejected the lunatic...
       http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2008-15.html

SHOCKING RAPPEL (at-risk survivor)
       June 2008, West Virginia | A man climbed the power line
tower behind his house, attached a rope to the top of it, and began
to rappel down...
http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2008-14.html

SHOCKINGLY CONDUCTIVE (at-risk survivor)
       The Aviation Electronics instructor began his class on
'Insulators' with this observation: "Wood is a non-conductor, right?
Don't you believe it!" He had purchased an acre of property that was
covered in fast-growing poplar trees.  Axe in hand...'
       http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2010-08.html
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Note: The Darwin Awards are true tales of misadventure.
Please visit the URL if you wish to verify the references.
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