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The 2007 Darwin Awards...
« on: January 21, 2008, 08:41:17 PM »
 ;D "THINNING THE HERD"........OR....... The 2007 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 while trying to retrieve his car keys.

Seventh Place: A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker -- who often
bragged he was "totally-zoned when he ran" -- accidentally jogged off a
100-foot high cliff on his daily workout.

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 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 local 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
cartridges into his mouth and pull the trigger.

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 seven
different weapons. No one else was hurt.

HONORABLE MENTION: Paul S tiller, 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 create some excitement. 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 nearby. They secured
one end around Bingham's leg and 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.

Zoo keeper, Friedrich Riesfeldt (Paderborn, Germany) fed his constipated
elephant 22 doses of a 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 beast suddenly
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 once again
proves....."Shit happens!"  ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming HOOOOYA lets go again baby !!!!!!

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