Author Topic: Darwin Awards  (Read 28453 times)

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #125 on: September 21, 2019, 08:55:38 pm »
Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49783851

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #126 on: September 21, 2019, 11:24:07 pm »
Extraordinary!
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Redlight

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #127 on: October 16, 2019, 07:24:56 pm »
A very sad story - but clearly a contender.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-50067073
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #128 on: October 25, 2019, 01:45:55 pm »
This guy?  Maybe some kind of Schadenfreude award?

Wowbagger

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #129 on: January 27, 2020, 12:24:43 am »
The first time a Darwin Award has been given to an entire country - even though only 52% earned it.

https://www.lcdviews.com/2020/01/18/united-kingdom-wins-darwin-award/?fbclid=IwAR3nDEl4cKClZalbEbOZeyZjhPCvWR9tBTX0_3-bjj1RVhIyMmUuMR1e85w
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #130 on: January 27, 2020, 11:50:40 am »
The first time a Darwin Award has been given to an entire country - even though only 52% earned it.

https://www.lcdviews.com/2020/01/18/united-kingdom-wins-darwin-award/?fbclid=IwAR3nDEl4cKClZalbEbOZeyZjhPCvWR9tBTX0_3-bjj1RVhIyMmUuMR1e85w

Bzzt.  Satire.  (I know it's hard to tell these days.)

Also, while Brexit is clearly stupid, I don't think it directly removes anyone from the gene pool.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

caerau

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #131 on: January 27, 2020, 02:10:31 pm »
The first time a Darwin Award has been given to an entire country - even though only 52% earned it.

https://www.lcdviews.com/2020/01/18/united-kingdom-wins-darwin-award/?fbclid=IwAR3nDEl4cKClZalbEbOZeyZjhPCvWR9tBTX0_3-bjj1RVhIyMmUuMR1e85w

Bzzt.  Satire.  (I know it's hard to tell these days.)

Also, while Brexit is clearly stupid, I don't think it directly removes anyone from the gene pool.


Quite the opposite.  I was going to point this out earlier, but seeing as someone has mentioned it - sadly this type of politics is very much multiplying around the globe currently :-(
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Kim

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #132 on: January 27, 2020, 05:10:55 pm »
You can't get a Darwin award for removing *other people* from the gene pool, thobut.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

caerau

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #133 on: January 29, 2020, 08:53:20 am »
Not really what I meant - I was thinking more that it's actively breeding.
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #134 on: February 23, 2020, 07:08:32 am »
Mike Hughes and his home made steam rocket had a mishap in California. I guess that he has a well-earned Darwin award, unforunately. The world needs more like him - passionate about what we do.

BBC article

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #135 on: February 23, 2020, 08:22:08 am »
Mike Hughes and his home made steam rocket had a mishap in California. I guess that he has a well-earned Darwin award, unforunately. The world needs more like him - passionate about what we do.

BBC article

I noted the comment from a friend about the Flat Earther

"When God made Mike he broke the mould. The man was the real deal and lived to push the edge. He wouldn't have gone out any other way! RIP"

Edge duly pushed...
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #136 on: February 23, 2020, 08:29:41 am »
Fitting end for a flat-earther - push the edge too hard and fall off.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

T42

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #137 on: February 23, 2020, 08:33:06 am »
How many plane tickets could he have got for his $14k?
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #138 on: February 23, 2020, 08:56:09 am »
I just love people like that, as said above we need more of them.

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #139 on: February 23, 2020, 09:35:04 am »
I see that the take off was near Barstow. Maybe the drugs had begun to take hold.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #140 on: February 23, 2020, 11:51:10 am »
Nutter learns that the earth is not only not flat but it's also very hard.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #141 on: February 23, 2020, 12:10:09 pm »
What's that big thing coming towards me very fast ?/  It's big and round and ... it needs a name ...

(From memory.)
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #142 on: February 23, 2020, 12:34:02 pm »
At 64 I suspect that he isn’t eligible for a Darwin Award, however the article doesn’t mention any grieving offspring so I might be wrong.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #143 on: February 23, 2020, 01:08:04 pm »
At 64 I suspect that he isn’t eligible for a Darwin Award ...

I didn't realise that there are qualifications or conditions other than death through heroic (or naive) misadventure. Do tell.

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #144 on: February 23, 2020, 01:14:28 pm »
Basic 'Darwin' idea is to self-eiiminate before acquiring reproductive fitness, so not pass on genes.

At 64, he's grandparently age.

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #145 on: February 23, 2020, 01:14:40 pm »
At 64 I suspect that he isn’t eligible for a Darwin Award ...

I didn't realise that there are qualifications or conditions other than death through heroic (or naive) misadventure. Do tell.

It's an award for people removing their stupidity genes from the pool. At 64 he's past breeding age.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

Kim

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #146 on: February 23, 2020, 01:19:23 pm »
Hence you can also qualify by rendering yourself sterile, rather than dying.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #147 on: February 23, 2020, 01:21:07 pm »
At 64 I suspect that he isn’t eligible for a Darwin Award ...

I didn't realise that there are qualifications or conditions other than death through heroic (or naive) misadventure. Do tell.

It's an award for people removing their stupidity genes from the pool. At 64 he's past breeding age.

My word, sir, you are a pessimist.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #148 on: February 23, 2020, 01:26:49 pm »
At 64, a chap has had around 50 years of breeding potential.

The chances are that some genes may have been passed on...

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #149 on: February 23, 2020, 01:29:38 pm »
Did he not think that if a steam powered rocket was viable then the Nazis, Russians, USA etc would all have tried it. Also how can people believe the Earth is flat? Do they think there is a map saying 'here be dragons?