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Kulverstukas
8th Jan 2013, 13:41
And we begin with this Zorbing idiots: one dead, other - strange - just injured. Very cheap suicide - $10 each.

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11Fan
8th Jan 2013, 14:50
Gravity strikes again.

Sprogget
8th Jan 2013, 15:11
Indeed it does. In 2008.

G-CPTN
8th Jan 2013, 15:18
"It is clear that the fundamental cause is recklessness and imprudence,"
It is labeled "pista nera" or black ski run, indicating a level of steepness and other difficult conditions suitable only for the most experienced skiers.

6 Russians killed in snowmobile crash in Italy | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/05/6-russians-killed-in-snowmobile-crash-in-italy/)

Kulverstukas
8th Jan 2013, 16:02
Indeed it does. In 2008.

Google Translate (http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkchr.sledcom.ru%2Fnews%2Fdetail.php%3Fnews%3D 9266)

probes
8th Jan 2013, 17:38
God. Is it really allowed to go inside there for more than one?
for unknown reasons the ball deviated from the route and fell into the gorge
unknown reasons, sheesh. And look at the idiot who's trying to chase it running in the deep snow.

G-CPTN
8th Jan 2013, 17:48
Russia, Dombai, the view from the mountain Mussa-Achitara, height of 2500 meters - Photosynth (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=5e9a39c9-8608-417b-bd60-d1611ad0ada0)

broadreach
8th Jan 2013, 23:06
Fully supported for 2012 Darwin Award.

Giggle Bobby Vee "Rubber Ball"

probes
9th Jan 2013, 08:33
what a vid to have as the last one of your dad. :sad:

The horrific moment that father of two young girls dies after inflatable ball he was zorbing spins out of control and falls off a cliff at Russian ski resort | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2259094/The-horrific-moment-father-young-girls-dies-inflatable-ball-zorbing-spins-control-falls-cliff-Russian-ski-resort.html)

and if it really was 'organised recreation' and the guys were told by the instructors they were safe... although I fail to understand how the guy down there would have stopped the Zorb, even if on track.

david1300
9th Jan 2013, 09:59
Shame on you who make fun of this - you obviously fail to comprehend the gravity of the situation :O

OFSO
9th Jan 2013, 12:12
you obviously fail to comprehend the gravity of the situation

Which might lead to your downfall....

G-CPTN
9th Jan 2013, 12:23
I suppose it was the ride of a lifetime.

OFSO
9th Jan 2013, 12:27
Takes balls...................................

Kulverstukas
9th Jan 2013, 14:54
And second Darwin Award goes to...

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Lonewolf_50
9th Jan 2013, 15:13
Well, that worked, but I'd say that the Health and Safety folks will "tsk tsk" the method. :eek:

ehwatezedoing
9th Jan 2013, 17:54
And look at the idiot who's trying to chase it running in the deep snow.

Actually, I think that the two running afterward were the only people "bright" enough in this video to realize where the ball was heading.

They tried to stop it...It didn't work.

ehwatezedoing
9th Jan 2013, 17:56
Or just "tasked" to stop it and miserably failed due to its momentum :confused:

tony draper
9th Jan 2013, 18:40
Most of the youtube clips of humans doing insane things seem to stem from Russia these days,what's going on there.
:uhoh:

Saintsman
9th Jan 2013, 19:31
Most of the youtube clips of humans doing insane things seem to stem from Russia these days,what's going on there.

I'm sure vodka has a great influence.

david1300
10th Jan 2013, 10:53
The same as always - they just have cameras now to record it :uhoh:

ExXB
10th Jan 2013, 11:02
And second Darwin Award goes to...

Regretfully not, he didn't remove himself from the gene-pool.

fleigle
10th Jan 2013, 15:45
And unfortunately managed to miss that shed too !!
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sitigeltfel
11th Jan 2013, 12:48
Shocking news story (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2259679/Man-high-drugs-dies-attempting-acrobatics-power-electricity-pylon.html)

green granite
11th Jan 2013, 13:22
Is that a current news story sitigeltfel?

radeng
11th Jan 2013, 13:26
Gives a date & time

PUBLISHED:16:22 GMT, 9 January 2013| UPDATED:18:16 GMT, 9 January 2013

The SSK
11th Jan 2013, 13:33
The caption says he was 'dramatically executed'...

green granite
11th Jan 2013, 14:17
Obviously my sense of humour is lost on some people. :E

MagnusP
11th Jan 2013, 14:20
Not at all, GG, it's just a bit of resistance.

(Here we go)

Hydromet
12th Jan 2013, 02:42
Guess he wouldn't be feeling too flash after that.

david1300
12th Jan 2013, 07:35
Wasn't very bright until that final moment:}

UniFoxOs
12th Jan 2013, 08:36
Watt a pratt.

He won't be volting there again.

Tableview
12th Jan 2013, 08:43
Watt a revolting story. This could spark a resistance.

Kulverstukas
12th Jan 2013, 08:45
GobonaStick:

This one is better - unregistered Yak-18 with unlicesed pilot.


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Kulverstukas
15th Jan 2013, 15:46
We have new candidate?

http://www.thelocal.se/articleImages/45616.jpg

Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house - The Local (http://www.thelocal.se/45616/20130115/#.UPU_umddnGi)

rotornut
15th Jan 2013, 18:52
A bit more on that cleaning lady:

BBC News - Stockholm train crashed into apartments 'by cleaner' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21030211)

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 21:35
Blame it on the cleaning lady. Blasted Scandaholigans.

ilesmark
16th Jan 2013, 10:40
Most of the youtube clips of humans doing insane things seem to stem from Russia these days,what's going on there.

Dunno why so many cars in Russia these days seem to drive around with dash cams but the combination of that and Indian-standard driving make for some highly entertaining youtube stuff - search under 'Russia car crash compilation'. Here's a couple of egs
Russia Car Crash Compilation 2 - YouTube
Russia Car Crash Compilation For October 2012 !!NEW - YouTube

david1300
16th Jan 2013, 10:50
Technically not 2013, but late 2012: Urinating man killed by subway train - The Local (http://www.thelocal.se/45336/20121230/)


Urinating man killed by subway train
Published: 30 Dec 12 10:14 CET

A 21-year-old man died Saturday night after falling on to the tracks of a Stockholm subway station.

The man was urinating by the edge of the platform at the Medborgarplatsen station in Stockholm's Södermalm district at around 1am.

He slipped, fell on the tracks and got hit by an onrushing train, Lars-Erik Hedberg of the Södermalm police told Radio Stockholm.

He probably died instantly, said Hedberg.

"The air pressure from the approaching train could have contributed to him losing his balance," Jonas Palm of the Stockholm police told news agency TT.

Police suspect the 21-year-old could have been drunk.

His friend said it was not a suicide, reported Radio Stockholm.

An investigation is underway but police do not suspect any criminal act. The current assumption is that it was an accident and that the man was not pushed.

Hedberg said he was not aware of any witnesses having been called for questioning.

Kulverstukas
17th Jan 2013, 12:32
Was he pissed off by the train? :sad:

4mastacker
17th Jan 2013, 19:05
Was he pissed off by the train?
Nah, he was told that if he stood too close to the edge whilst the train was passing, he could be sucked off. His last words were "Come on train!!"

Kulverstukas
18th Jan 2013, 15:48
Aha, this trains sucks! :ok:

Victor Inox
13th Apr 2013, 15:37
Good one. Family who grow cannabis keep liquid fertilizer in Sprite bottle, and Mum drinks it.

Coroner slams poison 'morally repugnant' family who failed to help dying mum Sarah Moss from Mottram - Manchester Evening News (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/coroner-slams-poison-morally-repugnant-2592063)

UniFoxOs
13th Apr 2013, 16:22
Fairly good example of Darwinism demonstrated HERE (http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/family-shares-incomplete-text-message-of-son-typed-seconds-before-he-died-in-car-crash-353664)

UFO

Capetonian
26th Apr 2013, 07:22
Are Darwin Awards posthumous, i.e. does the act of unbelievable stupidity have to result in extinction, or does this count?

Brazen luxury car thieves who put pictures of a 'cash sandwich' on Facebook are jailed for series of raids | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2314843/Brazen-luxury-car-thieves-pictures-cash-sandwich-Facebook-jailed-series-raids.html)

Detectives finally caught up with the them after one of the gang members posted a picture of himself sat on the bonnet of a stolen black Range Rover on Facebook.

angels
26th Apr 2013, 07:28
Very Graphic. Do not click on this if easily shocked.

The guy on the right is saying, "FFS fire the bloody thing before he shoo....."

LiveLeak.com - Group Of FSA Fighters Take a Direct Hit From Syrian Arab Army Tank- Clean Version

david1300
26th Apr 2013, 07:31
Are Darwin Awards posthumous, i.e. does the act of unbelievable stupidity have to result in extinction, or does this count?
In the true spirit of improving the race, Darwin Awards are really just reserved for those who are stupid, and in the ultimate act of stupidity, they remove themselves from the gene pool; thereby leaving only the less stupid around to procreate. (Sterilisation is also deemed to quailfy, but I think this is a cop out).

sisemen
26th Apr 2013, 10:02
One wonders whether that was a lucky shot or whether it was aimed. Anti Tank Man 0 Tank 3.

angels
26th Apr 2013, 10:19
Think it was a good pot Mr Siseman.

In the longer version of the video they take about three minutes to line up the RPG, bobbing up and down, moving a bit etc, but all in pretty clear view.

I reckon the gunner was just waiting for them to settle down before he did the business.

Capetonian
27th Apr 2013, 07:39
Man died after being shot with Taser gun - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10022208/Man-died-after-being-shot-with-Taser-gun.html)

Andrew Pimlott, 32, had doused himself in petrol and was threatening to kill himself when he was shot with the stun gun and burst into flames.

He suffered serious burns and was rushed to hospital but died five days later.

You douse yourself in petrol, threaten to kill yourself, someone saves you the trouble of strking the match. I think that's Darwinism!

Solid Rust Twotter
27th Apr 2013, 11:01
Bloke in the US was also lit up in a similar way a few years ago. He was raising a little hell and breaking things, so a cop let him have it with pepper spray using a butane propellant, then tasered him. Set the propellant off and fried the bloke.

skydiver69
27th Apr 2013, 11:23
Christmas Eve last year I was called to a well known bar which is generally known to be anti police. The landlord had called as a patron was causing problems for his regulars and he was concerned that he would get filled in.

We arrive and the patron immediately spots us, stands up and throws off his jacket making a come on then gesture. I then spend a couple of minutes trying to persuade him to go home. It was Christmas Eve after all so I made every effort not to arrest him. My persuasion got me no where so I attempted to arrest him for breach of the peace and tried to get my handcuffs on him. As I did that his fist started to come in my direction at which point my crew mate sprayed him with Captor. It was a good shot getting him straight in the eyes. By that time there were 4 cops in the bar but we still struggled to control the patron. At that point I became aware of two new cops, both from firearms. One drew their Taser and my crew mate told him that the patron had been Captored. Firearms PC just smiled, said 'no problem' and stepped in and drive stunned the patron i.e. using the taser directly on the torso. This dropped the patron to the floor so firearms PC told him to hold his arms out so he could be handcuffed. Patron must have enjoyed the experience so I can only think that he wanted to be stunned a second time as he extended two of his fingers towards us which must have indicated yes please do it again, so firearms obliged. Five minutes later, handcuffed, fast strapped and trussed like a turkey we carried him out to the van and into custody. He had been further arrested for section 4 public order, although strangely he ended up charged with s.5.

Anyway the point of this long winded monologue is that taser and inflammable liquids can be mixed. Accidents such as the ones shown above are rare, and some people really do ask for trouble.

Davaar
27th Apr 2013, 18:28
so people really do ask for trouble.

So ... O.K. then?

sitigeltfel
29th Apr 2013, 09:25
Hair brained effort (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316371/Sailendra-Nath-Roy-dead-Stuntman-dies-world-record-attempt-tried-cross-river-zip-wire-attached-hair.html)

For those of a nervous disposition, it is a Daily Mail link! ;)

Solid Rust Twotter
29th Apr 2013, 12:11
A mate manufactures pepper spray for many police forces and military establishments world wide. He uses an inert propellant to avoid the fire risk. It's possible Captor has now also switched to something like nitrogen.

david1300
29th Apr 2013, 12:48
Hair brained effort (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316371/Sailendra-Nath-Roy-dead-Stuntman-dies-world-record-attempt-tried-cross-river-zip-wire-attached-hair.html)

For those of a nervous disposition, it is a Daily Mail link! ;)
Well, his hair wheely got in on the act.

angels
29th Apr 2013, 19:36
In the bowels of the web, where others fear to lurk I have found a marvellous series of Darwin Award Attempts.

All these people are alive at the end of the incidents, but judging by their efforts at every day life, they probably won't be around for too long.

Enjoy.

FAIL Compilation MARCH 2013 - YouTube

500N
29th Apr 2013, 19:50
Some classics in the above video.

Some dumb people around, that is for sure.

Hydromet
29th Apr 2013, 23:17
Some dumb people around, that is for sure.
Quite so, they wouldn't know if their @rse was on fire.

Cacophonix
29th Apr 2013, 23:24
I give you three of the dumbest deaths I had the good fortune not to see...

I am sure that not one of these guys was a totally dumb shmuck but maths and stats outdid them...

Death of BASE Jumper Dwain Weston -- Slammed Full Speed Into a Bridge - YouTube


Fatal Amateur Stunt Footage..The death of 'DIY stuntman' Jim Bailey. - YouTube

and this yesterday...

[FULL] Dare-Devil Dies While Crossing Ravine Hanging by His Pony Tail - YouTube

:confused:

Caco

SASless
30th Apr 2013, 00:51
Missing from the audio.....those most famous last words of a Redneck as he sets his Beer down....and says...."Hey Ya'll Watch This!".....as he does something incredibly stupid!

500N
30th Apr 2013, 01:09
If you do these types of things you should accept the consequences
when things go wrong !!!

UniFoxOs
30th Apr 2013, 07:59
I don't classify the "Pony-Tail" incident as darwinism. The guy died of a heart attack when there was no assistance within reach - could have happened anytime - asleep in bed, maybe?

What was rather (pprunely) apropos to the incident is that his wife had been nagging him to give up the stunting - he apparently finally agreed and said thet this would be his last stunt.

UFO

angels
30th Apr 2013, 09:36
I knew I could track this down.

The clue is in the title.....:eek:

Base Jumper's 'Death' Plunge after Parachute Fails to Open - YouTube

BabyBear
2nd May 2013, 20:35
Justice for the visitor to the Law Firm.

BBC News - Body found in chimney at Derby firm of solicitors (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-22389157)

500N
2nd May 2013, 20:37
That guy hit that bridge hard.

Ouch.

sisemen
3rd May 2013, 01:53
Another candidate:

Builder trapped after horror garage collapse - The West Australian (http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/16987168/builder-survives-garage%20collapse/)

sitigeltfel
22nd May 2013, 15:31
?Incompetent? plumber blew up businessman's mansion - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10073202/Incompetent-plumber-blew-up-businessmans-mansion.html)


Hours later, the Moodys smelt gas and began searching their purpose-built mansion, located in the pretty hamlet of Nettleton in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

While checking out one of the rooms, Mr Moody flicked on a cigarette lighter and the flame ignited a massive explosion which rocked the house.
:ugh:

david1300
30th May 2013, 04:53
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sisemen
30th May 2013, 05:00
Hopefully it's one of them "Australians" who won't come back to cause trouble. :D:D:D

con-pilot
30th May 2013, 14:49
Missing from the audio.....those most famous last words of a Redneck as he sets his Beer down....and says...."Hey Ya'll Watch This!".....as he does something incredibly stupid!

Round these here parts, they say, "Hold my beer and watch this."

Same results usually. :p

Krystal n chips
31st May 2013, 16:33
A valiant attempt, and indeed, would win a prize for the " Minimal Thinking Required" category...or, as he survived, this time, "Best Newcomer of the Year"........

BBC News - 'Shocking' CCTV of rail leap man at Crosskeys station (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22735308)

You have to feel more than sympathy for the train driver and crew when confronted with this asinine cretin.

david1300
12th Jun 2013, 23:51
"Are you still going to make it today?" texted Brooke Richardson to a client while on her way to work.
Moments later, while travelling at 100km/h, the 20-year-old hairdresser hit a tree.
I sat her down and I said, 'Brooke, you've got to stop this, it's dangerous'. But it was me just going 'blah, blah, blah'
"The text was sent at 8.27 in the morning and triple-0 got the phone call, I think it was 8.33," Brooke's mother, Vicki Richardson, said.
http://images.smh.com.au/2013/06/12/4484384/art-353-brooke9-300x0.jpg Died: Brooke Richardson.

"From what we gather from the coroner's report, she actually dropped the phone and she bent down to pick up the phone and swerved onto the wrong side of the road and hit a tree head on."


Read more: Get Your Hand Off It Driving Mobile Campaign (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/brookes-last-fatal-text-are-you-still-going-to-make-it-today-20130612-2o3tt.html#ixzz2W35dkQda)

Solid Rust Twotter
13th Jun 2013, 06:55
Darwin's Little Sunbeams. We're too stupid to survive. As a species we've forgotten how to conform to basic survival principles and unfortunately natural selection is no longer working. We're breeding ourselves stupid and those who in times past would have been set adrift on ice floes are now given state handouts to procreate.

Not long to go now...:}

sitigeltfel
13th Jun 2013, 08:53
Not fatal, but nearly...

Cannon fodder

Danish soldier was blown off a cannon at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore during celebrations.The young soldier had just rammed a powder bag into one of the cannons but for some reason it suddenly went off prematurely. He was probably asleep at the briefing when it was mentioned that the barrel should be swabbed out before putting the next powder bag in. :ugh:

Capot
13th Jun 2013, 09:06
barrel should be swabbed out before putting the next powder bag in

Shropshire County Show (I think), early '60s, display by my Troop of 3 5.5in guns. Sweep into arena, detachments leap out, unhook guns from Matadors, nice line, 3 bangs per gun as fast as possible, hook up, drive out to cheers of crowd for Our Brave Boys, recruiting office does brisk business.

Except that Gunner ***** forgot that the mop to swab out between bangs was supposed to be wet, so that Gunner ****** lost an arm and the side of his face. The bangs were the usual loose bags of cordite, without the 80lb shell that usually went in first.

It could happen to anyone.

Kulverstukas
17th Jun 2013, 17:41
It was bad idea to shoot unsafe demolition.

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(bad translation)

A resident of Lipetsk Evgeny Titov filmed on a mobile phone, as the builders break the wall of non-residential building in the courtyard of the store. But collapsed from a height of almost 10 meters bricks on the ground flew apart at an incredible rate. Several fragments catered directly to operator. Immediately panic spread. The witnesses call an ambulance, but as it became known later, it did not help.

According to relatives of the deceased, he had broken all the ribs, fractured pelvis, damaged internal organs, but "from the head remained just porridge."

Kulverstukas
19th Jun 2013, 12:03
15 cm short of Award

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onetrack
19th Jun 2013, 13:38
Russian trains take off and barrel along at full speed, with all the doors open??? The mind boggles at the idiocy this system encourages! :eek: :eek:

OFSO
19th Jun 2013, 15:43
My very own dear wife nearly joined the Darwinian List yesterday when needing to modify the base of a new sculpture she's had cast, she mixed hydrochloric acid and chlorine. She moved out of the resulting cloud fairly quickly but not before experiencing sharp pains in chest/lung and momentary cessation of breathing. Sat outside gulping air and drinking water until she plucked up courage to come indoors and tell me what she'd done. A few doses of steroids later - we have such things around the house* - and this morning she's feeling in excellent health**. But if you ask me it was a damn close-run thing.

* she's a chronic asthmatic, too.

** and preparing food for Ladies' Day tomorrow.

Cacophonix
19th Jun 2013, 15:49
Incarcerated for his own safety I think...

He is an adornment to the moronosphere...

Explosives fanatic, 26, who lost part of his hand after accidentally detonating pipe bomb in pregnant fiancee's living room is jailed for three years | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2343749/Explosives-fanatic-26-lost-hand-accidentally-detonating-pipe-bomb-pregnant-fiancees-living-room-jailed-years.html)

A photo taken after his last effort but one...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/18/article-2343749-1A6098FA000005DC-760_306x423.jpg


Caco

vulcanised
19th Jun 2013, 16:51
Looks like ministerial material.

500N
19th Jun 2013, 16:58
"Middleton made the pipe bomb in January this year and
hit it 10 times until it exploded."

Yep, Darwin award.

lomapaseo
19th Jun 2013, 19:06
she mixed hydrochloric acid and chlorine.

What's the chemical reaction byproducts of this mix?

500N
19th Jun 2013, 19:09
Probably some Chlorine gas for a start.

Capot
19th Jun 2013, 21:45
Russian trains take off and barrel along at full speed, with all the doors open???

Errr, no, at least not in my experience in Mockba. I guess there was a fault. But perhaps the Russians would be less H&S conscious about keeping the system moving if the doors were to fail, although I doubt that they would go beyond the next station in that condition with pax aboard.

Now, I'm waiting for someone to say that's just what they do!

I wouldn't know, the doors have never failed when I've been in one. What they do manage, with ageing stock and fares so cheap they're hardly worth collecting, is to run their system like clockwork, which is more than our own dear TFL can manage. There's a clock counting down to the next train in exactly 3 minutes, and as it hits 0 the next train rolls in, possibly +/- 5 seconds.

con-pilot
19th Jun 2013, 23:45
I am under the impression that in most countries a subway train cannot move if any door remains open.

angels
22nd Jun 2013, 15:42
I think this one is a genuine candidate. Usual warnings apply.

LiveLeak.com - Preparing to throw a grenade gone wrong

OFSO
22nd Jun 2013, 16:47
What's the chemical reaction byproducts of this mix?

In order:

- Inability to breath
- Coughing
- A bollocking
- A nice lunch

UniFoxOs
22nd Jun 2013, 16:53
hydrochloric acid and chlorine

A gas and a liquid? Somewhat difficult to mix.


UFO

Kulverstukas
25th Jun 2013, 09:48
A gas and a liquid? Somewhat difficult to mix.


Really? What about soda water?

27mm
25th Jun 2013, 10:16
:E And farts, of course, when you're over 50....

Kulverstukas
30th Jun 2013, 06:58
I think this one is a genuine candidate.

I think he like it, because he done it three times :}

radeng
30th Jun 2013, 14:30
>I am under the impression that in most countries a subway train cannot move if any door remains open. <

Con,

In theory! UK Rail Accident Investigation Board reports have a few of these - trains and light rail. Not many, but it does happen, and not only to subway trains - there was one with a main line express going through Wembley at 90 mph and a door opened.

angels
2nd Jul 2013, 14:12
No award here, but if you can be arsed there is an air of inevitability about this one.

If you can't be arsed, start at 2:00.

LiveLeak.com - Gun instruction video with sweet ending

It's Not Working
2nd Jul 2013, 14:29
That has so made my day, what a Grade 1 prat.

M.Mouse
2nd Jul 2013, 15:21
What a top grade moron.

That is what I find scares me about widespread gun ownership, there is no need to take an IQ test!

angels
2nd Jul 2013, 15:27
Yikes! Apparently a fake. No ceiling comes down, cartridge is a blank.

chuks
3rd Jul 2013, 06:49
If he's faking it, he's a very good actor! Even a blank would put some wadding out with enough force to do some damage, so I go with "genuine prat."

500N
3rd Jul 2013, 06:56
Prat either way.

Hope he wasn't resting it on his knee !

UniFoxOs
3rd Jul 2013, 07:33
Surely no-one but a prat would publish a video of himself BEING a prat!

Cacophonix
3rd Jul 2013, 07:41
Even if that fellow hadn't managed to accidently fire the shotgun, his historical exegesis of the second (or was it the first or something like that dude) world war should go down in the annals of numbskullery...

Caco

500N
3rd Jul 2013, 07:44
Uni

Agree. It like putting all your worst driving on a video
and uploading it !

I still can't believe the guy held the trigger down
and chambered a round :ugh::ugh::ugh:

Cacophonix
3rd Jul 2013, 07:57
Where do idiots like the shot gun firing nitwit go when they fail to prevent themselves from having the potential to reproduce...?

Many of them end up in places like malls doing the stuff they do so badly...

http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

Caco

500N
3rd Jul 2013, 07:59
Caco

Yep, spot on.

I reckon that is one of the best pieces of writing / humour.
I often post it on other forums to remind people of what
is out there !!!

A A Gruntpuddock
3rd Jul 2013, 08:42
Never had much to do with guns, but it is hard to believe that there is no dust or other debris from the ceiling, even with a blank.

Cacophonix
3rd Jul 2013, 09:01
Never had much to do with guns, but it is hard to believe that there is no dust or other debris from the ceiling, even with a blank.


As another poster noted, if this was an act then it is worthy of an Oscar. If it is an act the absence of ceiling debris means nil points for the special effects team at the same awards ceremony.

Caco

lomapaseo
3rd Jul 2013, 14:00
I listened and I thought I heard the thud of his upstairs neighbor hitting the floor

500N
3rd Jul 2013, 14:08
AA

Not much comes out of a 12 gauge blank, a sliver of cardboard.

The 12 gauge blanks I have used are shorter than a full cartridge
and what he loaded was a full size round.

And yes, plaster does come off walls.

The other thing is the lack of smoke etc.

cavortingcheetah
11th Jul 2013, 22:34
Canadian teen Lauren Fagen suffers 'huge rips' in her body after trying to KISS a lion | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360754/Canadian-teen-Lauren-Fagen-suffers-huge-rips-body-trying-KISS-lion.html)

500N
11th Jul 2013, 22:40
CC

I read that earlier today. This bit got me !

"And she told ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/07/lion-attack-leaves-teen-with-huge-rips-and-holes-on-her-body/) via Skype from a Pretoria hospital that she still thinks the lion meant no real harm to her."
:ugh::ugh::ugh:


She's lucky her whole body didn't go in or the classic
neck / head crunch would likely have come very quickly.

She is lucky the wounds don't get infected.

Cacophonix
12th Jul 2013, 07:35
This bit got me !


More likely that that bite got her! ;)

Caco

angels
12th Jul 2013, 07:37
Re the gun clip, as I said, it was a spoof. Turns out he has done it before.

Dude My Mom is going to kill Me! - YouTube

He does them to get ad revenue from YT, so he's actually quite clever in that respect.

Cacophonix
12th Jul 2013, 07:39
He does them to get ad revenue from YT, so he's actually quite clever in that respect.


He is a good actor and the dialogue was spot on full moronic.

Caco

UniFoxOs
12th Jul 2013, 13:14
Another candidate - Graffiti artist falls to his death while spray painting a building (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360111/Graffiti-artist-Sam-Opolli-16-falls-death-spray-painting-building-Birmingham-Tame-tag.html)

Solid Rust Twotter
12th Jul 2013, 14:49
I recall another incident in the same area where an Asian tourist got out of the car to pose with the lions because everyone who's ever seen a Disney movie knows lions are gentle and wise, as well as being great singers and dancers. He didn't survive.

Always wondered if they wanted another one an hour later...

angels
2nd Aug 2013, 18:55
Let's keep this thread going with all these failed candidates.....

Summer Fail Compilation 2013 - TwisterNederland (http://www.twisternederland.com/2013/08/01/summer-fail-compilation-2013/)

Limeygal
2nd Aug 2013, 19:34
There really are some absolute plonkers out there. :)

Milo Minderbinder
2nd Aug 2013, 19:44
I presume you are all aware of the real Darwin Awards website at
Darwin Awards. Homo sapiens decline; Neo Sapiens rise! February 2013 (http://www.darwinawards.com/) ?

You could try submitting some of these there, though the girl who compiles it has very tough standards

angels
7th Aug 2013, 17:48
I'm sending this one to her.

The bike does not fly over the tracks, but the end result was not a happy one either way.

Bike FLIES Over Train Tracks [Wait For It....] - YouTube

BlankBox
22nd Aug 2013, 02:56
HFHJQ9kRfTI

The SSK
22nd Aug 2013, 09:45
Story in the local press this week: the scene is Ostend railway station (a terminus). The last train has arrived, it’s 1am and a 29-year-old with a bottle of hooch staggers down to the furthest end of the platform and sits down with his legs over the edge to continue his drinking.

He hasn’t reckoned on the empty train backing out, to overnight at the carriage sheds.

He’s still alive, just not attached to his legs any more. I guess his chance of promulgating his genes is quite small.

Captain Dart
22nd Aug 2013, 09:54
He could promulgate his genes, or at least his genetic code, in the local newspaper. Propagating them may be a different matter.

The SSK
22nd Aug 2013, 10:02
I knew I had the bloody word wrong!

(I thought ... shall I look it up? ... but couldn't be bothered.

That'll larn me. :(

sitigeltfel
22nd Aug 2013, 10:06
There have been a spate of gold necklace thefts from women where scooter riders tear them off and accelerate away.

Two of them got rough justice yesterday in Marseille, while fleeing from a theft, when they crashed their scooter and were seriously injured. :ok:

Grave accident pour deux voleurs de collier à moto | La Provence (http://www.laprovence.com/actu/region-en-direct/2496706/acci.html)

The only downside is that they are still alive, and will be a burden on the state. :uhoh:

BlankBox
23rd Aug 2013, 15:20
JS-T68UHR8Q

weeee...lookit me I'm doin one forteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!! :{

500N
25th Aug 2013, 11:08
Basil

I was reading that today.

Yes a Tragedy but of all the rivers to choose to go for a swim in,
that is probably in the TOP TWO WORST rivers for big big crocs
- big as in big man eaters like 14+ feet.

Anything over 9 feet is likely to have a bite of you.

A they say, swim with sharks, expect to get eaten, the same applies to crocs !!!

Gnadenburg
25th Aug 2013, 11:25
One of my first charter flights was to fly a little Cessna up the Mary River whilst government rangers counted crocodiles. 25 years ago, the numbers were amazingly high.

Anecdotally from locals, I think there was only one other river more "infested" and that was the Blyth River between Maningrida & Millingimbi. The Blyth River was fantastic low flying in the dry season, as you flew low over the river banks and dozens of crocodiles would rapidly slide into the river with an explosive splash.

onetrack
25th Aug 2013, 11:58
A bloke nearly earning himself a Darwin Award, one sledgehammer hit at a time ... :hmm: :rolleyes:

Silo Demolition Fail - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EzKvwYt3Zyg)

OFSO
25th Aug 2013, 14:53
Reminds me of the demolition of the old Barcelona football stadium seating many years ago. Explosives placed, big bang, lots of dust, the whole shebang rose slightly and then settled back into place again. But precarious, oh so precarious. Had to be finished off by hand I believe. Sadly, not on YouTube.

sisemen
25th Aug 2013, 15:31
Had to be finished off by hand I believe.

As have so many who have gone before :E

OFSO
25th Aug 2013, 15:53
Perhaps this is why the guys who set the charges on the Barcelona stadium were referred to as "pajeros".

Or in our language, "w*nkers".

M.Mouse
25th Aug 2013, 16:58
What is it about idiots and silos?

One Man Silo Destuction - YouTube

500N
25th Aug 2013, 17:43
Re Crocs

Most croc deaths involve stupidity on the part of the person taken.

The one recent one that might not be the case was the Aboriginal child
taken but the responsibility was with the family and or the community
for feeding it over the preceeding years !!!

sitigeltfel
30th Aug 2013, 16:31
Man fell to his death in freak accident as he lowered a fridge out of a block of flats using a rope | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2405333/Man-fell-death-freak-accident-lowered-fridge-block-flats-using-rope.html)


The eyewitness added: ‘I've got no idea why they decided not to carry it down the steps - it was really heavy and would take four men to lift it.

I think they put it on the balcony and a younger guy asked “are you sure you should do this?”‘They balanced it on the balcony and the younger one braced himself, but the other wasn't ready to let it go and I think it slipped.

‘To me, it seems it was the force of being lifted over the balcony that killed him, rather than the drop.’

Hydromet
30th Aug 2013, 23:33
Cue joke about 3 men lined up at the pearly gates. when asked by St. Pete how they died...
1st bloke: I'm a door to door salesman. I'd just finished a call, and was walking out of a block of flats when a fridge landed on me.
2nd bloke: I was sure my wife was having an affair, so I tried to catch her at it. I came home, and there she was, naked, but I couldn't find anyone else in the flat. Then I looked out the window and saw a man leaving, so I picked up the fridge and threw it out. It landed on him and killed him. I was so remorseful I jumped out the window and killed myself.
3rd bloke: Well, I was in this fridge...

sitigeltfel
6th Sep 2013, 05:47
"Chopper" pilot gets the chop! (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2413231/Roman-Pirozek-Jr-Man-decapitates-remote-control-helicopter.html)


(Daily Mail content warning, for the sensitive souls.)

500N
6th Sep 2013, 05:51
Nasty.

I bet his dad didn't think the hobby he was into would do that.

Even those small, electric toy choppers give you a good whack
if they hit you.

TWT
6th Sep 2013, 06:38
Crane death plunge: friend's grief after stunt turned tragic (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/crane-death-plunge-friends-grief-after-stunt-turned-tragic-20130826-2slas.html)

VP959
6th Sep 2013, 13:33
Quote:
''I'm struggling to understand. Why did you do this,'' Deputy State Coroner Sharon Freund asked Mr Carroll.
Well, she would; she's a woman and not a member of a group of young men who've had more than a few drinks. It always seems a good idea at the time

It seems a universal rule that women just don't get why blokes behave like this after a few beers.

I recall camping at grass airfield with a load of friends years ago, getting well pissed in the evening and then being kept awake by the squeaking noise coming from the windsock tower we'd pitched our tents next too. One of our number decided to climb the windsock tower, pull the thing up off it's pivot and then climb back down and go to sleep, doing us all a favour. The problem was, in the morning we were all too sober to climb back up the tower and put the thing back.

rgbrock1
6th Sep 2013, 13:38
Here's a possible candidate for the Darwin Aware 2013.

A would-be robber entered a convenience store to, well, rob it.

Unfortunately for the would-be robber, the owner behind the counter of the convenience store is a former US Army Special Forces operator who also happened to be armed.

The rest is caught on video cam via this link:

Vet takes would-be robber by surprise - CNN.com Video (http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/09/04/dnt-robber-pulls-gun-on-veteran-store-clerk.kspr.html)

superq7
10th Sep 2013, 16:10
Saw a proper Darwin last Tuesday.


Me and my wife are queuing up at security at Bristol Airport the lady in front of us aged about sixty decides to lean her full weight on one of those movable barrier things that have canvas tape between them, she leans on the tape and falls straight over.

I helped her up funniest thing I have seen for a long time.

rgbrock1
10th Sep 2013, 16:21
I was wondering if the Darwin Award can also be bestowed upon people exhibiting Extreme Acts of Stupidity?

Example:

I was in the lobby of the building I work in this morning talking with my wife on my cell phone. I noted a female in front of the elevator (lift) banks staring at each of the 4 elevators in turn.

I ended the conversation with the Mrs. about 5 minutes later and the knucklehead in front of the elevators was still there, standing and gaping at each of the elevator cars.

As I approached I made note of the fact that neither the up button nor the down button were lit up, signifying a call for a car. I looked at the airhead and then pressed the up button.

She: "Oh. You have to press the button first? I thought the elevators came by themselves"

Me: "Noooo. Elevators do not appear magically without being called for first."

She: "Oh. Okay."

As we got on the elevator, the following:

She: "Is this elevator going up?"

Me: "Um yes. See the lit arrow over there, point up?"

She: "Oh. Yeah. Does it stop at the 6th floor?"

Me: "Only if you push the button for the 6th floor."

She: "Oh. Yeah. I guess I can figure that out. Would you mind pushing it for me because I'm not sure which one it is."

Thus ends the saga of: The Elevator Challenged.

In hindsight I've come to the conclusion that someone like her really should not be allowed out of the house.

superq7
10th Sep 2013, 16:28
RG

Good one :D

tony draper
10th Sep 2013, 17:24
The world can be a confusing place for us old folks Mr Rock :=
I remember when the brand new Tyneside Metro opened and I wasn't old folk then,been a lot in all the media how practically everything was automated and run by robots on the new system,the new ticket machines big and shiny with lots of those little red flashy lights had writ in large letters 'I ISSUE TICKETS AND GIVE CHANGE' and in smaller letters lower down instructions on how to use said machine,two old dolls standing in front of the machine, one bent over shouting up the ticket slot, "We want to go to Tynemouth"!! her pal encouraging her to shout louder as nowt was happening.
One made one's excuses and left the scene lest one wet oneself.
:E

rgbrock1
10th Sep 2013, 17:47
Tony D wrote:

The world can be a confusing place for us old folks Mr RockTony D, the Elevator/Lift Challenged lady I happened across this morning couldn't have been any older than mid-20's. So it wasn't a matter of age which caused her confusion but, in all likelihood, an absence of gray matter in her skull.

Your tale of the "two old dolls" shouting up the ticket slot sort of reminds me of the first time I bought a PC for my parents. After I set it up for them my beloved father parked his butt in front of it, looked at the mouse and then proceeded to hold the mouse in front of the monitor, moving it from side to side and with a quizzical look on his face. When I asked him, nicely, what the f**k he was doing he said "Doesn't this thing make it work?" :eek::eek::eek:

superq7
10th Sep 2013, 17:56
I have been on an airliner and tried to open the toilet door with the ashtray!
Must have been an old plane.

OFSO
10th Sep 2013, 18:27
Mr OFSO nearly enrolled himself for the Darwin Award today. Last Friday I was given a bottle of Federweiss which is still-fermenting wine. Fermenting means producing gas, right ? Lots of gas, no, even more than that. And I kept it in a plastic bottle in the fridge with the lid screwed down tight.

For four days.

And today, as I started to unscrew the cap:

1) Noise like a mortar shell going off, pressure wave, glasses falling over, cutlery rattling, 2-2.5 Richter earthquake reported off the coast at Castelló. (I'm not making that up).
2) Cap forced into the palm of my hand
3) Wife screamed
4) Inadvertant and rather nice-tasting shower for both of us
5) And German friend who gave it to us intimates that after living in Germany for 25 years I should have known better than to keep the damned stuff in a virtually sealed bottle.

Moral: never do the cap up tight on a Federweiss bottle.

UniFoxOs
11th Sep 2013, 06:43
Thus ends the saga of: The Elevator Challenged.

Until you board a cruise liner (AKA floating hotel) when, to many of the pax, the lifts are expected to work differently, and floors be numbered differently, causing much consternation for the first 13 days of your fortnights cruise.

Ancient Mariner
11th Sep 2013, 06:46
Floors are numbered differently on cruise liners..................they are decks.;)
Per

500N
11th Sep 2013, 06:46
OFSO

Your story reminded me of the time, many years ago in the UK
my parents made some ginger beer. Bottles left outside, over a
short period they all gradually exploded :rolleyes:

UniFoxOs
13th Sep 2013, 07:44
Potential new candidate.

Madrid (EFE). - A young Honduran was hospitalized on Wednesday at the State Hospital in Tegucigalpa because of an erection for four days, reported a hospital source. The patient, 22-year-old from Comayagua, could lose his penis, he told reporters the chief of urology at the Hospital Escuela Denis Chirinos.

Translation by Goolie from LINK (http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20130912/54382347986/joven-hondureno-ingresado-hospital-ereccion-cuatro-dias.html)

eticket
2nd Oct 2013, 11:48
Terrifying level crossing near-miss at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire - YouTube

No wonder she wiped her brow!!!

sitigeltfel
2nd Oct 2013, 11:56
No wonder she wiped her brow!!!

Probably needed to wipe another part of her anatomy :eek:

Effluent Man
2nd Oct 2013, 12:33
Last week I was approaching traffic lights where there are two lanes.When I was about 50metres away the lights changed from red to green.I was doing 40mph (the limit)As there was a large truck in the nearside lane I just stayed in the outside one and carried on. A pedestrian obviously decided that the truck was slow enough for him to make it across.He suddenly appeared in front of my car and I missed him by inches.

TWT
2nd Oct 2013, 12:51
From 30 secs on...

RanYe3uRDDo

500N
2nd Oct 2013, 13:04
Those headphones cause quite a few here in Aus to get killed by trains.

radeng
2nd Oct 2013, 21:48
I recognise that this comment is very cruel and unfeeling for the families - but it does remove some stupidity from the gene pool. If they hadn't been stupid, they would have lived.....

500N
2nd Oct 2013, 21:58
radeng

But more than a few agree with you.

One of the reasons boys are born in a higher ratio to girls,
to account for those that get killed before 20 !!!

Dushan
2nd Oct 2013, 22:05
I was wondering if the Darwin Award can also be bestowed upon people exhibiting Extreme Acts of Stupidity?

Example:

I was in the lobby of the building I work in this morning talking with my wife on my cell phone. I noted a female in front of the elevator (lift) banks staring at each of the 4 elevators in turn.

I ended the conversation with the Mrs. about 5 minutes later and the knucklehead in front of the elevators was still there, standing and gaping at each of the elevator cars.

As I approached I made note of the fact that neither the up button nor the down button were lit up, signifying a call for a car. I looked at the airhead and then pressed the up button.

She: "Oh. You have to press the button first? I thought the elevators came by themselves"

Me: "Noooo. Elevators do not appear magically without being called for first."

She: "Oh. Okay."

As we got on the elevator, the following:

She: "Is this elevator going up?"

Me: "Um yes. See the lit arrow over there, point up?"

She: "Oh. Yeah. Does it stop at the 6th floor?"

Me: "Only if you push the button for the 6th floor."

She: "Oh. Yeah. I guess I can figure that out. Would you mind pushing it for me because I'm not sure which one it is."

Thus ends the saga of: The Elevator Challenged.

In hindsight I've come to the conclusion that someone like her really should not be allowed out of the house.



Well to exactly defend her, but to some degree I can see her point. She probably comes every day when there are a lot of people about and someone's pressed the button. Likewise someone is probably going to the sixth floor so the button is pressed. And finally I get confused too what to press with all the oversized numbers, lights and Braille markings, how can you know what is the button and what is the label. Good ol days of "third floor, ladies underwear, notions, mind the step". I was in love with Miss. Kubelik...

chuks
3rd Oct 2013, 07:27
How about using them in situations where you really should be able to hear? That's what's life-threatening!

I was just in London, being wafted about in a big S-class Merc, when we saw not a few Darwin Award candidates, ear buds in, heads down looking at the i-Phones, deaf and blind to the world around them that was populated by various vehicles threatening to squash them.

Bicycling wearing a big seat of headphones... what is that about, really? And I was talking to a fellow motorcyclist about the new Shoei helmet, when he was loud in praise of how well he could now hear music over its optional Bluetooth feature combined with earplugs. Great idea, the way that blanks out the noise from horns, sirens, back-up warnings...

MadsDad
3rd Oct 2013, 09:48
Don't know if the law has changed recently but it used to be illegal to wear a headset* in the car (playing music for instance) which meant you couldn't hear what was happening outside. The intercom headsets we used in rally cars were legal because the microphones would pick up external noise as well as what was being said.

* Ear-plug speakers didn't exist at the time.

ricardian
4th Oct 2013, 08:30
Another potential winner:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1381709_10200757392238898_1817907924_n.jpg

sitigeltfel
4th Oct 2013, 08:51
Heavy shit, man! (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442411/Brazilian-man-crushed-death-weed-cannabis-trafficking-chase.html)

A Brazilian drugs trafficker was killed by his own stock when he was crushed by half a ton of marijuana.
The man died after he lost control of his car and hit a tree, resulting in his stock of weed stored in the backseat shooting forward, squashing him against the wheel.

Limeygal
4th Oct 2013, 13:07
That's why they call it "dope" :)

500N
6th Oct 2013, 13:33
Regardless of how tasty the crabs are (and they are excellent),
tonight's Darwin award goes to this dick head.

ALL Rivers and Creeks in the NT should be considered Crocodile territory,
especially tidal one's like this one :rolleyes:

Fisho almost croc bait | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au (http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/10/06/325801_ntnews.html)

TWT
6th Oct 2013, 13:40
The NT News certainly doesn't hold back !

Classic NT News front pages - Photo Gallery | Northern Territory News | ntnews.com.au (http://tools.ntnews.com.au/photo-gallery/photo_gallery_popup_preview.php?category_id=6059&offset=0)

All good fun :p

500N
6th Oct 2013, 13:43
I remember that one. God is was funny when it came out :rolleyes:

G-CPTN
6th Oct 2013, 13:50
tonight's Darwin award goes to this dick head.
Appropriate location, too.

TWT
6th Oct 2013, 13:52
Boom Tish !

500N
6th Oct 2013, 14:20
G-CPTN

Good one :O

onetrack
12th Nov 2013, 09:02
Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends

Police say a Maine man accidentally shot off part of his face while showing his hunting rifle to friends.

(Police) Chief Joseph Massey says 31-year-old Dale Poulin, from Waterville, and friends were telling hunting stories at a home on Wednesday night, when Poulin brought in his rifle to show the others.

Massey says the barrel was under Poulin's chin when it discharged. He says it was an accident.

The chief says responding officers found a chaotic scene, with people screaming and Poulin's chin, teeth and blood on the floor.

When police arrived, Poulin was sitting in a chair with his entire face torn off from his nose down, police told The Bangor Daily News.

Massey says alcohol was involved. :ugh:

"It's one of those things where you mix alcohol and weapons, and start to do very unsafe things, and you end up with a tragedy," Massey told the Bangor Daily News. (uh - duhh-h-h! ... )

Poulin's father, Donald Poulin, tells the Morning Sentinel his son told him he dropped the rifle and it discharged.

Donald Poulin says he son has been stabilized at a Boston hospital. He can't speak, but communicates by writing. :rolleyes:

tony draper
12th Nov 2013, 09:35
All same all same:uhoh:
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/misfire.gif (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/staffpicks/media/Animated_GIFs/misfire.gif.html)

OFSO
12th Nov 2013, 09:39
I'd like to cite in general terms our local Catalan farmers (in plural) who, knowing it hasn't rained for three months and oblivious of the fact that the wind is gusting to 180kph, decide it's the right time to light a large bonfire to dispose of olive grove cuttings. I can see the resulting forest fire from my terrace although it's 40 kms away.

sitigeltfel
27th Nov 2013, 09:51
There is no hope for some people....

Trainee psychologist, 27, died after taking cocktail of drink, cocaine and legal highs with boyfriend as she celebrated new job helping drug users | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514277/Trainee-psychologist-27-died-taking-cocktail-drink-cocaine-legal-highs-boyfriend-celebrated-new-job-helping-drug-users.html)

500N
27th Nov 2013, 09:59
OMG, of all people she should know being a Psychologist
as they teach it (negative effects of even prescription meds)
as part of a degree. !!!

onetrack
28th Nov 2013, 07:07
That psychologist has definitely got to get the Darwin Award of 2013. Talk about reinforcing the blonde stereotype!

Kulverstukas
28th Nov 2013, 08:48
Similar case was lately in Moscow - two police officers of drug enforcement regiment was found unconcisious in police car full of drugs - both under huge overdose. One died in hospital, other one still in intencive care.

Captain Dart
28th Nov 2013, 09:07
Just a reminder folks, as idiotic as some of the behaviour cited here is, you cannot win a Darwin award unless you actually remove yourself from the gene pool by death, or serious injury removing the ability to procreate.

Near misses don't count. For example, the Catalan farmers in Post 177 would have to burn themselves to death or serious injury to qualify. The Maine hunter in Post 175 doesn't qualify, he may not be able to talk, but could potentially still procreate (if the gun had been aimed a little lower he would have been a shoo-in).

500N
28th Nov 2013, 09:10
Agree, but it is worth speculating on ;)

Didn't we have another thread along those lines
of nearly a Darwin award ?

Or was that another forum ?

G-CPTN
6th Dec 2013, 22:31
BBC News - Mexico men detained over Mexico radiation truck robbery (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25273457)

Hydromet
7th Dec 2013, 05:57
BBC News - Mexico men detained over Mexico radiation truck robbery
Doctors have given them a glowing report.

mphysflier
17th Dec 2013, 00:44
Two more candidates?

Police safety plea after horror Perth smash | The Examiner (http://www.examiner.com.au/story/1974261/police-safety-plea-after-horror-perth-smash/?cs=95)

Inspector Johnston said it appeared the rider was using a torch clenched in his mouth as a lamp.

onetrack
17th Dec 2013, 00:57
Ahhh, yes ... young motorcyclists. Regularly doing their part to expand the Darwin award nominees list, out of all proportion to their numbers. :suspect:

Tasmanian police angry over risky motorbike riding in online video - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-16/tasmanian-police-anger-over-risky-riding-in-online-video/5159652)

500N
17th Dec 2013, 01:03
You will never stop hoons on bikes, end of story.

Some ride bikes, some dive, some race cars, some parachute,
it is natural for young humans to get adrenalin rushes. I used
'to like the rush was but never that bad.

The best you can do is get them off the roads and onto racing circuits
and old airfields under controlled conditions so they can hoon about
without a danger to anyone except themselves.

Just my HO.


In any case, if they kill themselves because of hooning, so be it.

onetrack
17th Dec 2013, 01:46
500N - The problem is making young males with high-powered motorbikes realise they are not invincible, indestructible, and cannot die - and making them realise the consequences of stupid speeds in traffic.
I remember an 18yr old girl being put on trial for manslaughter because she wiped out a motorcyclist.

She pulled up at a reasonably busy T-junction, looked right and left, and saw the motorcyclist - and with youthful inexperience, judged she had plenty of room to pull out onto the main road (it was a 60kmh surburban road).

The problem was, the motorcyclist was actually doing more like 120kmh, with a full wrap of the throttle. He went straight into her car and buried himself and his bike in it.

The girl was utterly devastated - it would have been bad enough having the accident happen to her - without being charged and dragged through the court system as well.

However, it was easily proven by police evidence that the motorcyclist was largely responsible for his own demise by travelling at such an idiotic speed in a built-up area, and she was acquitted.
Unfortunately, none of these clowns on high-powered bikes, that wipe themselves out, ever get to see the vast trail of misery they leave behind.

500N
17th Dec 2013, 01:56
500N - The problem is making young males with high-powered motorbikes realise they are not invincible, indestructible, and cannot die - and making them realise the consequences of stupid speeds in traffic."

You will never do that.

At that age you are invincible, or as they say, young, dumb and full of cum :rolleyes:

Apart from being a bike rider, I used to see it in the Army training soldiers,
they are bullet proof at that age (or think they are), how else to get perfectly
sane kids to jump out of a perfectly airworthy aircraft except to tell them
it is flown by the RAAF and isn't an aircraft, it's just 40,000 rivets flying
in unison :rolleyes: :O

If soldiers didn't think they were bullet proof, you might find it harder
to get soldiers to fight and jump etc.

Suggest you get something that takes the adrenalin out of the system
or at least not spiking to get a rush, that would have more effect on
what they do.

I know I still get a rush from getting in tight situations, in my case
with potentially dangerous animals. That's the way it is.

Solid Rust Twotter
17th Dec 2013, 07:10
Bloody lunatic, Mr N. I get all the excitement I need trying to decide between Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey to go with my breakfast oatmeal.:ok:

oxenos
17th Dec 2013, 08:24
"young males with high-powered motorbikes "

Just think of them as organ donors, hurrying to hospital to make their donation.

500N
17th Dec 2013, 08:36
SRT

I am sure you were not always like that !

Anyway, at least you have good taste in tea :ok:



oxenos
Good thoughts.

Solid Rust Twotter
17th Dec 2013, 08:40
We gravitate towards being old and scared, Mr N.:} Some kind of survival mechanism, I think.

500N
17th Dec 2013, 08:47
SRT

Oh Shyte ! Is that what I have to look forward to :O

I still have the fire in the belly ATM though
so long may the flame continue !

Solid Rust Twotter
17th Dec 2013, 09:39
Whippersnapper....

sitigeltfel
24th Dec 2013, 11:12
Removing yourself from the gene pool is one thing, taking others with you is just careless...

Three young people were killed after their car crashed and erupted in a fireball after a high speed “race” on the North Circular.

Police are investigating claims that the high-powered Subaru Impreza was racing a number of other cars in north London in the early hours when the driver lost control and it hit the central reservation.
The car careered into the opposite carriageway and collided with with a Warburtons’ bread lorry travelling in the opposite direction.
Three people in the Subaru died as the car burst into flames. All are thought to be young men in their teens or early twenties.
One witness suggested the Impreza car was fitted with a nitrous oxide kit to make it go faster, in the style of cars in the Fast & Furious films series.
Fast and Fire-ous (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/north-circular-crash-three-young-men-killed-in-fireball-and-two-injured-as-highspeed-cars-hit-lorry-9021643.html)

Mac the Knife
25th Dec 2013, 17:02
BBC News - 10 truly bizarre Victorian deaths (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25340525)

Mac

:ok:

onetrack
26th Dec 2013, 08:12
And for the Inattentive Motorcyclist Award of 2013 - who just barely misses out on a Darwin Award - we have this video proof ....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=701994206500701&set=vb.203721072994686&type=2&theater

(I guess he was distracted from looking at the traffic lights, by the strange situation of that stopped car, on the other side of the intersection!?) :ugh:

Airey Belvoir
26th Dec 2013, 08:44
Here's a couple that appeared to have succeeded magnificently in 1880 :D


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/gravestone_zps1d54935d.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/allan907/media/gravestone_zps1d54935d.jpg.html)


(Taken at Hyde Park Municipal Cemetery, Doncaster, Yorkshire)

onetrack
26th Dec 2013, 13:05
Airey - The gunpowder explosion which killed Hanson and his wife, was severe enough to warrant a major inquiry into the reasons behind it.
A 21 page report was produced for the Secretary of State for the Home Dept, detailing the circumstances of the explosion - and no doubt, outlining methods for avoiding a repeat of the incident.

Report to the Right Hon. the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the circumstances of the Doncaster gunpowder explosion - V. D. Majendie - Google Books (http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Report_to_the_Right_Hon_the_Secretary_of.html?id=a3NqMwEACAA J&redir_esc=y)

A total of 3 people were killed in the explosion, the gunsmiths building was destroyed, and seven other premises were badly damaged.

From a news article -

"On January 3rd (1880), Doncaster was the scene of a fatal gunpowder explosion. A gunsmith's shop, apparently stored with gunpowder, was suddenly blown up.
Three persons were killed, several others had a narrow escape, the house was reduced to a ruin, and other houses in the immediate neighbourhood were more or less damaged, seven shops having the whole of their glass frontage destroyed."

The explosion was caused by a joist which was built into a chimney, igniting and leading to the collapse of a smouldering ceiling onto a safe containing gunpowder.
Gunpowder accidents were, and still are - in places such as China where fireworks are still produced on a large scale - quite frequent.
Even in relatively modern times, there have been explosive manufacturing facility accidents that have resulted in multiple fatalities.

Airey Belvoir
26th Dec 2013, 13:47
This site never ceases to amaze me with its depth of talent and knowledge. The story behind that gravestone has been eluding me since I took the pic in September. Many thanks for the info.

Kulverstukas
27th Dec 2013, 14:13
"It was the end of my shift".

R6_3SJ_23gc

He received just some bruises and sprain leg

PS reminded me of this airbag tester:

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bnt
27th Dec 2013, 20:57
The year's not over yet, still time for an Honourable Mention candidate. On Christmas Day, a homeless guy jumped the fence at the airport in Phoenix AZ, ran up to a Southwest 737, and ... slapped one of the engines (http://www.businessinsider.com/man-hops-airport-fence-slaps-plane-2013-12). The aircraft was unharmed, as was the homeless guy, who was quickly arrested. I hope the engine has learned its lesson.

G-CPTN
27th Dec 2013, 21:13
BBC News - Injured man traced over cable theft in Fife (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25528958)

wetbehindear
28th Dec 2013, 04:07
December 27th, 1600 local ;


3 German tourists climbed onto railroad cars to pose for some pictures. Guess what? Got electro-cute'd. Luckily all alive.


Search for ; Haydarpaşa

TWT
28th Dec 2013, 04:10
If you've been electrocuted,you are not alive ;)

Kulverstukas
28th Dec 2013, 07:26
The year's not over yet, still time for an Honourable Mention candidate. On Christmas Day, a homeless guy jumped the fence at the airport in Phoenix AZ, ran up to a Southwest 737, and ... slapped one of the engines. The aircraft was unharmed, as was the homeless guy, who was quickly arrested. I hope the engine has learned its lesson.

Are you shure that engine was okey after all? I have bad news from some Buryatija here (http://www.newbur.ru/news/6899)...

lomapaseo
29th Dec 2013, 03:14
If you've been electrocuted,you are not alive http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/wink2.gif

Agree, it sounds like past tense. What's the current tense if you're still alive?

ExSp33db1rd
29th Dec 2013, 03:23
The aircraft was unharmed, as was the homeless guy, who was quickly arrested. I hope the engine has learned its lesson.

I hope the TSA made the guy take off his shoes and belt before he jumped the fence ?

Just shows what a useless exercise the whole TSA nonsense is !!

( as we know, the Bad Boys will do exactly what they want to do precisely when they want to do it )

TWT
29th Dec 2013, 03:26
If you haven't been killed by an electric shock then you've 'only' been electrified,zapped,etc.Electrocution involves someone being killed by electricity :)

Electrocute | Define Electrocute at Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/electrocute)

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Loose rivets
29th Dec 2013, 06:02
A spokesperson from Boeing was heard to say, 'There was no harm done, it's company policy to make our engines bump-proof.'