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  • Yet another Darwin Award candidate

    Ignoring, for the moment, the rich pool of possibilities at and around the political conventions, this would have to be a serious candidate:

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man- ... 819352.php

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    Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

    Originally posted by tc
    Ignoring, for the moment, the rich pool of possibilities at and around the political conventions, this would have to be a serious candidate:

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man- ... 819352.php
    Never trust a man with a three barrelled name.

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    • #3
      Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

      Why is it called the Darwin Award?
      Is it because this example is "proof" that evolution isn't necessarily going forward?

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      • #4
        Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

        Natural Selection. These people who doing mind-numbingly stupid things "select" themselves to be removed from the gene pool. Darwin's theory in action.
        You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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        • #5
          Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

          Here's the link for an ongoing thread on this topic.

          viewtopic.php?f=8&t=34939&p=529118&hilit=darwin#p5 29118

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          • #6
            Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

            Thanks for the (now obvious) explanation.

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            • #7
              Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

              Stupidity is not illegal, but sometimes it carries the death penalty.

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              • #8
                Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                I prefer the Ig-Nobels myself these days because usually there's more variety, and also because some recipients will actually come to the ceremony and even appear to be pleased by the award.

                I do have to admit that according to the news report, this case was one of the more novel, dare I say innovative, candidates. Sometimes I worry if there are people trying to intentionally win the award...

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                • #9
                  Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                  Originally posted by 18.99s
                  Stupidity is not illegal, but sometimes it carries the death penalty.
                  One of the best bumper stickers I've seen: "Stupidity should be painful"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                    And one more example
                    http://www.mandatory.com/2012/08/30/...6pLid%3D199170

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                    • #11
                      Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                      Wow, that is incredible. Who would ever think of something so dumb. I wouldn't send a dog in the mail.

                      You would think of at least having a knife to get out in case you got lost in the mail, which was the second dumb thing, or at least poking a hole...

                      I really think this takes the Grand Prize.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                        He was lucky the mail was misplaced for only three hours.. how about three days?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                          Originally posted by Walt Murphy
                          Life imitates art. At least he fared better than poor Waldo:
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_( ... round_song)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                            Originally posted by tc
                            Ignoring, for the moment, the rich pool of possibilities at and around the political conventions, this would have to be a serious candidate:

                            http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man- ... 819352.php
                            Not only did this guy get himself killed, he may have spent a few bucks doing so. Ghillie suits, apparently, are not cheap.

                            http://www.ghilliesuitsource.com/

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                            • #15
                              Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate

                              http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/08/3 ... ating.html

                              They say it wasn't cause and effect, but one has to wonder.

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