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Nov 2, 2008 5:49 PM CST Darwin Awards
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
DARWIN AWARDS!


You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so
without further ado here are the 2008 Darwin awards.


Eighth 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.


Seventh 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.


Sixth 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 t 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.


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


Fourth 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.
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Nov 2, 2008 5:51 PM CST Darwin Awards
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
Third Place
After stepping 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 holdup! 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.


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


RUNNER UP
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 AM. 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 near by. 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.


AND THE WINNER IS...
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'
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Nov 2, 2008 5:54 PM CST Darwin Awards
crotalus_p
crotalus_pcrotalus_pRush, Dublin Ireland57 Threads 7 Polls 3,812 Posts
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing


Hi hun wave kiss
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Nov 2, 2008 5:56 PM CST Darwin Awards
mylifewithu
mylifewithumylifewithuSpringfield, Missouri USA298 Threads 31,072 Posts
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Nov 2, 2008 5:58 PM CST Darwin Awards
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
crotalus_p: Hi hun


Hi, Dear! hug teddybear
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Nov 2, 2008 6:20 PM CST Darwin Awards
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
Not really surprised..... not where I work!! doh
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Nov 2, 2008 6:21 PM CST Darwin Awards
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
roseofsharon: Not really surprised..... not where I work!!

OMG ,

hello A,
delighted to see you !!


applause applause
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Nov 2, 2008 6:23 PM CST Darwin Awards
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
livinglarge: OMG ,

hello A,
delighted to see you !!


Ohhh.... garsh!! Bless ya..... you are indeed a sight for sore eyes, love!! yay

bouquet
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Nov 2, 2008 6:25 PM CST Darwin Awards
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
roseofsharon: Ohhh.... garsh!! Bless ya..... you are indeed a sight for sore eyes, love!!


Awee thank you !!
you are 2 !!

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Nov 2, 2008 6:35 PM CST Darwin Awards
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
livinglarge: Awee thank you !!
you are 2 !!


No... I'm serious!! Its a joy to see you..... bouquet
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Nov 2, 2008 6:37 PM CST Darwin Awards
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
roseofsharon: No... I'm serious!! Its a joy to see you.....


thanks A,
very kind !
hug
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Nov 2, 2008 6:39 PM CST Darwin Awards
Tater
TaterTaterspringfield, Illinois USA69 Threads 3 Polls 5,159 Posts
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing cheers
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