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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 18:48   #1 (permalink)
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2017 DARWIN AWARDS

How to avoid paying your entrance fee to a Zoo.

Man mauled by tiger had jumped into enclosure to escape admission fee | Shanghai Daily
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Pity about the tiger, innocent party gets shot for responding to an invitation!
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As he had fathered two children, I doubt he qualifies.
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This bloke made it into the 2017 Darwin Awards early in the year. One does wonder how he got to 47 years of age. Maybe he still thought he had the athletic prowess he had, when he was 17.
I guess he failed to grasp the fact, that the product known as Garrison Security Fencing, means business.

47 yr old Adelaide man impales himself on Railway fence after jumping it, trying to take shortcut
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A suspected shoplifter has died after glass bottles police said he was concealing smashed during an altercation with a security guard

Mind you, the real moron seems to be Detective Chief Inspector Jeremy Carter, whose statement could very easily be interpreted as saying that the Security Guard is to be blamed for the fact that the thief was carrying the concealed glass bottles that killed him.

Maybe the DCI thinks that the guard should have carried out a risk assessment before tackling the thief, ascertaining inter alia that he - the thief - was not carrying any hazardous objects likely to cause injury if tackled.

Let's hope that common sense prevails quickly.
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Whilst not a true candidate, in one sense, although given the circumstances there was clearly potential to make the upgrade, this candidate does fall firmly into a much lower sub section.

A section reserved for those whose aspirations in society proved to be to the demise of the candidate...... or, just plain thick, being another term of course..

Police job candidate arrested for drinking and driving - BBC News
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"Drops it into third, nicely through the chicane "......

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Precision driving! Can't of been a woman...
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This was a very good try at a Darwin Award - but, unfortunately the trail bike rider survived unscathed.
Pushing your trail bike across a rail line where there's no level crossing - and a quiet train is approaching at 160kmh - is a highly recommended technique, if you wish to join the Darwin Award club.

Trail bike owner jumps from tracks just seconds before train speeds past

And another highly-recommended effort here, along similar lines, but involving a Nissan Patrol 4WD. I'd really like to read his insurance claim form.

Bendigo train hits 4WD stuck on tracks
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Can't of been a woman...
Could well have been, she may have been retrieving the lipstick she had dropped from under the passenger seat. A meeting of co-incidences, dropped lipstick, boom gate.
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There used to be a sign on a level crossing in Cairns, Qld. "The train goes through this crossing at 40 mph...whether your care is there or not."

Trains hitting cars isn't unusual, but SWMBO was stopped behind a car at a gated level crossing while the train went through. Suddenly, the car in front shot forward, through the gat and hit the train. Fortunately, none of the young girls in the car was hurt. Neither was the train.
SWMBO speculated that the girls were in an automatic, engine running, while they tapped their feet to the music....
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Ladees and Gennelmen! ... We have 2017's, double Darwin Award winners, right here! Top this!

Father and son killed by running into each other, in head-on crash. Alcohol suspected as a factor, neither victim was wearing seatbelts
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Ladees and Gennelmen! ... We have 2017's, double Darwin Award winners, right here! Top this!

Father and son killed by running into each other, in head-on crash. Alcohol suspected as a factor, neither victim was wearing seatbelts
Why do I suspect that there may have been an element of dungaree wearing and banjo music too?

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Charles Darwin was a scientist before he gave awards

Here is the text of the above double reported by AP/Fox web news:
"Published February 19, 2017
Associated Press
WINFIELD, Ala. A father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County.
Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher. They both lived in Bankston.
Troopers say the crash occurred around 4:10 a.m. Saturday on Fayette County 49, one mile west of Winfield, when the 2006 Ford pickup the elder Brasher was driving collided with his son's 2004 Chevrolet pickup.
Al. com reports neither man was wearing a seatbelt.
Jeffrey Brasher was pronounced dead at the scene. Austin Brasher was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he died at 9:18 a.m.
Troopers continue to investigate the cause of the crash."

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What an idiot. If he didn't tell the interviewer that he had been driving he wouldn't have been charged.
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50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher
A bit odd - I thought around there that age difference would be for Grandfather and Grandson, not Father and Son.
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when the 2006 Ford pickup the elder Brasher was driving collided with his son's 2004 Chevrolet pickup.
I have to admit, reading these details got me wondering if the vehicles in question played a part. While this may seem improbable to those outside North America, the Ford vs. Chevy rivalry can literally be justification for a family feud - especially when it comes to pickup trucks.
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A bit odd - I thought around there that age difference would be for Grandfather and Grandson, not Father and Son.
Round those parts they could be brothers as well as father and son......

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Brasher v Brasher.
it sounds rather like Brasher Snr (or maybe Jnr) was trying to correct a wrong. Quite probably, he/they would have qualified for a Darwin Award earlier in life, but one managed to breed first. They have now resolved said failing.
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tdracer - Never thought of the Ford/Chevy rivalry, but yes, it is a possibility. Personally, I'd guess alcohol was the major factor, drunks run into other vehicles on a regular basis.

I can recall an Australian farm that had a long, flat driveway, which contained one small hill in the centre of it. The driveway track was merely two wheelruts and every vehicle followed them.
Amazingly, the farmer had a head-on collision right on the top of the rise in the driveway, with an oncoming visiting vehicle (I seem to recall it was a farm agent).

As most drivers got up to 90-100kmh along the lengthy driveway, and could be distracted by looking out across the paddock or crop at something interesting, it's probably surprising there weren't more head-ons, on the driveway.

The farmer altered the driveway to include two separate tracks over the rise and installed a Keep Left sign to ensure that a head-on collision didn't occur again.
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