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2020 Darwin Awards

Old 2nd Jan 2020, 06:55
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2020 Darwin Awards

OK, as we know, there are those who achieve the ultimate award with little or no effort on their part.

However, such is progress that various sub divisions now also exist "Best newcomer " " Best Potential " "Best failed attempt " etc.

Thus, whilst it's true this contender doesn't, as yet, qualify for this coveted award, I am sure we would all agree his potential deserves recognition....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-50970829
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 06:57
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Close but no cigar,,,had they let him go on a little longer?
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 12:34
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Killed on the stroke of midnight - 50 year old managed to light a firework at the second attempt in Thailand. The second attempt worked but he didn't move back.
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 23:19
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Killed on the stroke of midnight - 50 year old managed to light a firework at the second attempt in Thailand. The second attempt worked but he didn't move back.
Went out with a bang, then. Probably not the sort of bang he'd hoped for.
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 11:36
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Judging by her make-up; no loss to humanity...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-51089607

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Old 13th Jan 2020, 11:46
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Espada: Exactly the same thought crossed my mind. The sad thing is these people go out of their way to look like that. (And pay good money for it too!)
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 11:49
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I once valued a shop occupied by a beauty and make-up 'college'. The make-up was so outlandish I couldn't actually look at the women wearing it; I felt like I was staring at them, I asked about this phenomenon and was told "... we make ugly girls pretty...". I thought that it made pretty girls ugly...
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 02:23
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"... we make ugly girls pretty..."
They didn't complete the quote:

"We make ugly girls pretty ugly..."
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 03:24
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... we make ugly girls pretty...

I will stick to beer thanks... does the same job!
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 17:27
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I am perhaps being a bit "precious" but I think the comments at 5 and 6 are totally uncalled for. You have no idea of the young ladies value to humanity and the post actually says more about the sneering, superior person you believe you are than her photo suggests about her. Her make up is her affair and of no business of yours.
There are some stupid people doing stupid stunts but do you know what she was actually doing when the incident occurred? By the way I have no knowledge of her, her family, her worth to humanity or any knowledge of all the events leading up to the incident.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 20:05
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We do know what she was doing. Climbing over the safety fence to get a selfie to display all that garish make up with the usual pout. Removing yourself from the gene pool is natures way of trying to improve the next generation.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 06:18
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do you know what she was actually doing when the incident occurred
Only that she climbed the safety fence designed to stop folks getting close to the cliff edge. Occurred in the very early morning after an all night party, so draw your own conclusions. Zoos have the same problem with folk climbing the safety fences so they can get a better photo of the bear/tiger/lion and wonder why they suddenly find themselves on the lunch menu.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 07:39
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Originally Posted by Headstone View Post
I am perhaps being a bit "precious" but I think the comments at 5 and 6 are totally uncalled for.
Which begs the question, if you don't want to read the type of comment that is posted in a section such as this, why even open a part of the forum called the Darwin awards"?
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 22:34
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Can't fault your choice of user name except it should have a space between the 4th and 5th letters to properly understand your post #10
As for her "value to humanity" guess she answered that by her actions.
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 00:23
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In the words of the prophet,Sh*t Happens
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 06:45
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Which begs the question, if you don't want to read the type of comment that is posted in a section such as this, why even open a part of the forum called the Darwin awards"?
To be outraged, of course. Could this be a familiar user under a new name?
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 12:11
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Still with us so far but this one might be worth keeping an eye on. From the Dundee Courier.

Fife bank robber had to remove pillowcase from his head as he could not see.

A robber put a pillowcase over his head to hide his identity – then had to take it off as he could not see. Matthew Davies stormed into the Bank of Scotland branch in Bothwell Street, Dunfermline, armed with a meat cleaver last September.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 04:55
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Killed by blade yielding rooster during illegal cockfight.

When an event organizer was placing the rooster into the ring, it struggled free and kicked out, fatally wounding 55 year old Venkateswara Rao in the stomach.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 06:07
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Originally Posted by Cat3508 View Post
Killed by blade yielding rooster during illegal cockfight.

When an event organizer was placing the rooster into the ring, it struggled free and kicked out, fatally wounding 55 year old Venkateswara Rao in the stomach.
Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 04:50
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An honourable mention...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51259819
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