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16th Apr 2006, 20:20

Awards for people who do stupid things.

Love this one:
One fateful afternoon, 55-year-old Marko retreated to his semi-detached workshop to make himself a tool for chimney cleaning. The chimney was too high for a simple broom to work, but if he could attach a brush to a chain and then weigh it down with something, that would do the trick. But what could he use as a weight?

He happened to have the perfect object. It was heavy, yet compact. And best of all, it was made of metal, so he could weld it to the chain. He must have somehow overlooked the fact that it was also a hand grenade and was filled with explosive material.

Marko turned on his welding apparatus and began to create an arc between the chain and the grenade. As the metal heated up, the grenade exploded. The force of the explosion killed poor Marko instantly, blasting shrapnel through the walls of the shed and shattering the windshield of a Mercedes parked outside. Marko's chimney was untouched, however.



Sooo, you didn't like it, eh? :suspect:

17th Apr 2006, 01:58
aw, come on, Get posting! :p

17th Apr 2006, 02:11

17th Apr 2006, 02:13
No fair. :{

17th Apr 2006, 07:23
I see from the photo they've spruced up Darwin.

Didn't deserve an award, though.

Romeo Delta
17th Apr 2006, 08:19
I got this from SOMEONE on PPRuNe years ago:


Might have even been Jerricho...

Nice photo of Winnipeg, BTW... :rolleyes:

No offence Twiner, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest right now.

17th Apr 2006, 15:27
I think the lack of interest stems from the fact Darwins have been around for years and years..............not that they ain't funny, but we need something new, something peppy. Something that will appeal to the masses.

I still say real life "Deathmatch" or "Running Man" ain't that far away.

17th Apr 2006, 16:37
or Mornington Crescent perhaps!! :bored:

Solid Rust Twotter
17th Apr 2006, 16:38
Full contact MC? Now there's a thought.....:E :ok:

17th Apr 2006, 17:01
Full contact!?!?

I bagsie first round with TnT :E ;) http://www.websmileys.com/sm/love/640.gif

18th Apr 2006, 18:04
This one surely must be a contender

A hospital patient being treated with a flammable gel for a skin condition has died after being engulfed in flames as he lit a cigarette. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/4918538.stm)

Professor Plum
18th Apr 2006, 19:25
Always knew smoking was bad for you

Onan the Clumsy
18th Apr 2006, 19:30
"He should never have been allowed to have a cigarette.
"Hospitals are meant to be no smoking but why was he allowed to have a cigarette? I hope there is a thorough investigation."

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

Margaret Eastwood, who was there with her husband Colin


extra characters for the extra character police as quotes apparently don't count :rolleyes:

The Desert Ferret
18th Apr 2006, 19:36
How do you make a cat go 'WOOF!'..........

................petrol and matches.

18th Apr 2006, 21:09

Future winner...


Or perhaps...


18th Apr 2006, 21:14

It's Phil and Mini-Phil :E