Tuesday, November 9, 2010

As Monty Python would say

And now for something different!!!!! Thanks to loyal and super observant follower, Possum, we have the results of this years Darwin Awards. For those of you who may not know what the Darwin Awards are (hard to believe anyone wouldn’t know) they are tributes bestowed on certain individuals who have found truly creative ways to eliminate themselves from the human gene pool. And here are this years winners:

8th Place
In Detroit , a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.

7th Place
A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran", accidentally, jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run.

6th Place
While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8 foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom, when it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could  not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.

5th Place
Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was robbing. Death was caused when the long torch (flashlight) he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free, rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

4th Place    
Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.

3rd Place
After walking around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire and several  customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators  located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds
from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 a.m. So they lit a stick of dynamite to toss out the window to see what would happen. Apparently they failed to notice the window was closed

Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local  bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 a.m. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay nearby. They secured one end around Bingham's leg and then
tied the other (!) to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen.  Bingham's foot was never located.

Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt ( Paderborn , Germany ) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief.  Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded.
The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him.
It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves.... 'shit happens' (CENSORED since this is a family sort of blog) “Poo-Poo Occurs”.


Lois Evensen said...

This is just too good. The winner, of course, is rightly the winner, but third place is pretty good, too. :)) duh!

Mama-Bug said...

That just goes to show you there "were" some real dip-sticks in this world! I needed a good laugh this evening. Thanks for dropping by my blog, I'll be back to visit with you again too.

Elaine said...

Yikes, that's a lot of poo-poo! Good to get the gene pool cleaner, but the sad thing is most of these guys probably already had passed their genes on, and so I think idiots will always be with us.

Naturedigital said...

Well, it is not nice to lough at others bad luck and misfortune... but cant help it...
Great post.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

At least the winner was trying to be helpful, even if not in the best way, which is more than can be said about the others.

Montanagirl said...

Yup - we'll always have idiots. Good post!

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