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Old 8th Jan 2019, 13:49
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An Honourable Mention for somebody who has rung up an early attempt for an award:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-46795396
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 18:50
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An Honourable Mention for somebody who has rung up an early attempt for an award:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-46795396
Luckily someone rung the police.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 23:44
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I thought only Canadians did stupid things like this.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 01:19
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Originally Posted by rotornut View Post
It happens every winter here that cars and snowmobiles go through the ice, often early and late in the season. Will they never figure it out?
In parts of the northern US there is a whole industry around recovering and repairing motor vehicles that have gone through the ice on one of the many lakes - often related to ice fishing.
Fortunately for those involved, people rarely accompany their vehicles when they go through the ice.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 07:59
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When I lived in northern Vermont in the early Eighties snowmobiles were a relatively new thing, and very popular with the working class. Friends would tell of going out dressed up in a snowmobile suit with a six-pack of beer tucked away in its front., That was to keep it from freezing, of course. Combine a fast vehicle, a dark night on snow-covered terrain, and beer, and what could possibly go wrong? Two things, mainly: barbed-wire fences, and thin ice.

One guy told me about a fence encounter at full chat. He came to thinking that he'd been slashed to death, but luckily for him the six-pack had taken the hit. It was beer, not blood, that was running down his body as he lay there stunned. That one did not win a Darwin, but it was a very good try.

Another guy told me about a friend of his who went through the ice. He made a big hole but then he went scooting along under the ice too far to make it back out the hole he made, so that he drowned.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 01:28
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Currents and Thin Ice

Canoeing down the Spanish River we floated across a moose skeleton that must have been caught by the sandbar at the outlet of a pool.

Not only do currents thin the ice, they also sweep you away from the hole you just made
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 14:51
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Another honourable mention

"The man came across an unexploded World War Two device while gardening in the town of Venlo on Wednesday.

"When it started whistling he covered it with his body, apparently trying to limit the damage."


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46828770
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 16:36
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Not quite a Darwin but still ridiculous enough to deserve a mention:

https://news.sky.com/story/suspected...ckets-11601281


“At least 22 US personnel were said to have been "medically" affected, with some reporting permanent hearing loss and traumatic brain injury.“

“Then-White House chief of staff John Kelly said: "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks on our diplomats."

Who knew crickets could be so dangerous, and what a wonderful opportunity for some of the US employees to jump on the personal injury gravytrain.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 06:10
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In the words of a well known UK television host..." Nice to see you, to see you.........more than a bit useful ";

Still,, they do say life mimics art at times ....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846981
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 11:28
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The 17-year-old driver, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the other car all escaped serious injury.
Good grief! I did some stupid things as a young driver but....really?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 12:22
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When it started whistling he covered it with his body, apparently trying to limit the damage.
In the trenches you'd get a VC for that.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 13:29
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Someone remembered his Harvey Andrews.

https://genius.com/Harvey-andrews-soldier-lyrics
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 15:24
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Someone remembered his Harvey Andrews.

https://genius.com/Harvey-andrews-soldier-lyrics
Gosh, that brings back memories.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 00:18
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Red face Another Nigerian Mass Immolation

Sadly a common occurrence when impoverished villagers arrive to scoop up gas from tanker accidents or leaking pipelines.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...g-leaking-fuel
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 05:55
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The unfortunate case that started this thread has turned out to be the result of being bitten by a tiger snake.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 10:16
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Originally Posted by CoodaShooda View Post
The unfortunate case that started this thread has turned out to be the result of being bitten by a tiger snake.
Do you have a reference that you can share.
I heard that this was being rumoured, but all very vague.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 10:38
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It was reported by ABC and Murdoch press that the autopsy found snake venom.

Not unheard of. We had a local lad keel over a couple of years ago after he removed a 12 inch snake from a hockey field before training began. Unfortunately, it was a baby taipan that gave him a nip.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 07:57
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Should have had a pet hamster instead

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46901245
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 11:50
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The ties that bind...in a manner of speaking.

Proof that where America leads, the UK duly follows ( see blindfolded driving ) and thus enter our hero with his own derivative of bondage for beginners ......what better place to practice this esoteric art than......attached to the wheel of car !.....such dedication to achieving the ultimate award can only result in eventual success.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-46903945
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 11:56
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Originally Posted by cargosales View Post
Should have had a pet hamster instead

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46901245
The reptile has been relocated to a conservation site while authorities look for its owner.
There's a clue ...... look inside the croc
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