Author Topic: Darwin Awards  (Read 14371 times)

woollypigs

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Darwin Awards
« on: November 14, 2009, 12:38:14 pm »
SPARKLEBERRY LANE / PAINT IT BLACK -- Darwin Award -- Confirmed True

July 2009, South Carolina | Two disguised men entered the Sprint
store on Sparkleberry Lane, pulled out guns, and stole wallets,
purses, and credit cards before ordering the employees into a
bathroom.  Both men fled, but they could not flee from their
own stupidity.  24-year-old James Thomas had disguised himself
by spray-painting his own face.

Yes, in order to conceal his identity during the robbery, Thomas
covered his skin with paint--a toxic substance with well known
inhalation risks.  He began having trouble breathing (surprise!)
and died wheezing shortly after the robbery took place.  Witnesses
were certain as to the identity of their assailant; had he lived,
he would have been charged with armed robbery.

VOTE:      2009 Darwin Award: Sparkleberry Lane / Paint It Black


LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAK -- Darwin Award -- Confirmed True

April 2008, Florida | Traffic was moving slowly on southbound I-95.
Shawn Montero had left a Pompano Beach bar with three friends, and
now all four were stuck in traffic.  You don't buy beer, you just
rent it, and Shawn couldn't wait another moment to relieve himself.
"I need to take a leak."

He was dying to go.

Traffic was deadlocked, so the waterlogged man climbed out, put his
hand on the divider, and jumped over the low concrete wall... only
to fall 65 feet to his death.

"He probably thought there was a road, but there wasn't," said a
Fort Lauderdale police spokesman.  His mother shared her thoughts.
"Shawn didn't do a whole lot for a living.  He got along on his
charm, just like his father."  Though his death was tragic, it
proves the old adage: Look before you leak!

VOTE!      2009 Darwin Award: Look Before You Leak

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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 03:57:36 pm »
Father of three so has already passed on his DNA.
Tragically STUPID!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35490011

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 04:00:52 pm »
Quote
...Mr Bray, who had been drinking, but not enough to affect his judgement...

Are they saying this was his normal standard of decision-making?! :o
Getting there...

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 04:10:28 pm »
Father of three - no Darwin Award - must die before DNA is passed on.


Certainly a fine honourable mention however  :facepalm: :thumbsup: 
Look out here I come!

ian

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 04:42:41 pm »
Which is why people should learn that the Heimlich Manoeuvre isn't just a song by those loveable NYC gloomsters Interpol.

I'll eat an entire creme egg in one mouthful, and I've certain managed an entire muffin in one go. I get bored and have limited intellectual aspirations.
!nataS pihsroW

spesh

  • Indictments we bring to Trump and his kin...
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 05:52:47 pm »
This is not The Greatest Sig Line in the World, no.
This is just a tribute.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 06:36:31 pm »
The Torygraph Guide to the Bleedin' Obvious

Quote from: The Torygraph

Safe selfies

  • Keep your wits about you and try to take the picture on steady ground
  • Do not under any circumstance pose with loaded guns
  • Don't pose with, or near, dangerous animals
  • Don't take selfies while operating heavy machinery
  • Don't climb electrical pylons or trains
  • If you are in a situation where you need to be alert and pay attention, don't take a selfie

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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2016, 06:39:01 pm »
7. Don't extend your selfie-stick into the path of a passing cyclist.   >:(
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

spesh

  • Indictments we bring to Trump and his kin...
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 09:44:51 pm »
I'm not sure if it's disappointing or amusing that people need to be reminded not to be cupid stunts when taking selfies.
This is not The Greatest Sig Line in the World, no.
This is just a tribute.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2016, 01:14:13 pm »
To be perfectly honest, I have an open and libertarian approach to how Telegraph readers take selfies.
Getting there...

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2016, 10:42:51 pm »
Tory MP!
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/stupid-fool-mp-reveals-moment-he-was-badly-burned-after-dousing-bonfire-with-petrol-a3314961.html

I know this isn't POBI but sometimes I do question the intelligence of our elected representatives.

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2016, 10:51:32 pm »

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2016, 11:32:01 pm »
He's my MP. I always regarded him as quite a nice chap (for a Tory) but a bit dim. Seems I was correct.
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ElyDave

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2016, 12:37:54 pm »
POBI?

POBO I could understand
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

orraloon

  • I'm trying Ringo, I'm trying real hard
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2016, 09:13:48 pm »
He's my MP. I always regarded him as quite a nice chap (for a Tory) but a bit dim. Seems I was correct.
Is Gordon Tim's brother then?   Nice but dim...

meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2016, 09:01:25 pm »
Quote
quite a nice chap but a bit dim

surely main criteria for nomination by Con Club ?

Torslanda

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2016, 09:44:00 pm »
Or a freemason . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2017, 05:28:18 pm »

Gattopardo

  • Lord of the sith
  • Overseaing the building of the death star
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2017, 06:11:48 pm »

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2017, 06:12:25 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39307418

Didn't even need a cheap shitty pink USB charger, with that method.   :facepalm:
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2017, 06:27:34 pm »
Are you sure he hasn't managed to breed yet...?
Look out here I come!

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017, 06:51:33 pm »
you need a warning to keep mains electric away from water  ???
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Gattopardo

  • Lord of the sith
  • Overseaing the building of the death star
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2017, 06:58:41 pm »
you need a warning to keep mains electric away from water  ???

Looks like you do...now who wants toast whilst in the bath?

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2017, 07:02:39 pm »
you need a warning to keep mains electric away from water  ???
Back when I was a sparky apprentice in DK, the law/rules on how to wire a house had a paragraph about wiring a bathroom. You could fit a non water proof mains socket in the shower if it was 165cm above ground. Never saw it in real life but it was within the guidelines. Though the following year that paragraph got removed.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2017, 07:44:12 pm »
you need a warning to keep mains electric away from water  ???
Back when I was a sparky apprentice in DK, the law/rules on how to wire a house had a paragraph about wiring a bathroom. You could fit a non water proof mains socket in the shower if it was 165cm above ground.

For powering one of those death shower things presumably.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...