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Old 08-07-2007, 02:39 AM   #1
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The Darwin Awards.

Is anyone familiar with these ? basically its a award ceremony for people that should or have been removed the Gene pool, through there own stupidity.

Here's a few examples. Its well worth a google just to see how daft some people are and why they deserve the award.

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(11 October 2000, Itim) The violent unrest in the Middle East has created a new Darwin Award winner. Alon and two friends went to the Eli junction to enjoy throwing stones at passing cars. They scored on a passing truck, then Alon walked into the street, stones in hand, to attack a passing car. The driver tried to swerve away from the stones, lost control of his car, and overturned, killing the stone thrower and severely injuring the driver. Judea and Samaria District police determined that the accidental crash was caused by the stone-throwing.


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(2000, England) This tale proves that crime does pay, if you're fishing for elective surgery to go along with your stolen goods.
A 24-year-old supermarket shoplifter stuffed a pair of live lobsters in his pants and sprinted for the door, but he never had a chance. The violated crustaceans brought the thief to his knees in front of startled cashiers when they fastened their powerful claws around his delicate parts.

Doctors were able to remove the animals with pliers. They say the thief will fully recover -- except for one small detail. "It was a do-it-yourself vasectomy." This man's daring supermarket exploits make him one of the few Darwin Award winners to live to tell the tale.

The supermarket manager declined to press charges, saying the culprit has already "gone through enough pain (to) learn his lesson."

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(7 February 2005, Malaysia) Fireworks are a longstanding lunar New Year's tradition among Malaysia's large Chinese minority, and continue to be widely used to celebrate, despite a ban on their saleS and use.
Wan, a 29-year-old excavator operator, spent the evening watching people set off fireworks outside a suburban Kuala Lumpur nightclub. These were no mere firecrackers. They were rockets that shot as high as a ten-story building before exploding.

His curiosity piqued, Wan bent over one of the launching tubes for a closer look, wondering how these powerful rockets worked. He was peering down the tube when it fired, sending him flying ten meters. He died instantly from severe head injuries, according to a senior police official.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:51 AM   #2
 
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(2000, England) This tale proves that crime does pay, if you're fishing for elective surgery to go along with your stolen goods.
A 24-year-old supermarket shoplifter stuffed a pair of live lobsters in his pants and sprinted for the door, but he never had a chance. The violated crustaceans brought the thief to his knees in front of startled cashiers when they fastened their powerful claws around his delicate parts.

Doctors were able to remove the animals with pliers. They say the thief will fully recover -- except for one small detail. "It was a do-it-yourself vasectomy." This man's daring supermarket exploits make him one of the few Darwin Award winners to live to tell the tale.
i flinched when i read this
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:37 AM   #3
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Check this one out. Do these people really deserve to live ?

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(3 August 2001, Pennsylvania) Phil, a curious Philadelphia resident, wondered what it felt like to be hit by a bullet... so he took a gun and shot himself in the shoulder. This sent the ambulance racing to Phil's residence for the second time, to treat another gunshot wound. Why did he do it, not once but twice? In Phil's own words, "I wanted to see if it hurt as much as it did the first time."
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