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Darwin and Stupid Stunt Awards


We've all seen people do stupid, dangerous things. Or we've heard about people who have "met their maker" after doing stupid, dangerous things.

Post them here...

(Thread title edited to accommodate Belle's objection to using "Darwin Awards" to apply to cases in which the person did not die.)

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Some people apparently don't realize that it's not a good idea to pet a moose!

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I made the same mistake you did, Susie, in thinking one can win a Darwin Award just by doing something unbelievably stupid. But no. To win an award, one has to remove himself, herself, or theirself from the gene pool.

Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action
W h a t A r e T h e y ?



The Darwin Awards illustrate Mark Twain's
observation, "Man is the only animal that
blushes -- or has reason to."

Darwin Awards show what happens to people who are bewilderingly unable to cope with obvious dangers in the modern world. The terrorist who mails a letter bomb with insufficient postage wins a Darwin Award when he opens the returned package. As does the fisherman who throws a lit stick of dynamite onto the ice, only to see his faithful golden retriever fetch the stick.

Survival of the Fittest

There are people who think it's practical to peer into a gasoline can using a cigarette lighter. There are people who throw beach parties to celebrate an approaching hurricane. We applaud the predictable demise of such daredevils with Darwin Awards, named after Charles Darwin, the father of evolution. No warning label could have prevented evolution from creeping up on the man who electrocuted fish with household current, then waded in to collect his catch without removing the wire.

Darwin Award winners plan and carry out disastrous schemes that an average child can tell are a really bad idea. They contrive to eliminate themselves from the gene pool in such an extraordinarily idiotic manner, that their action ensures the long-term survival of our species, which now contains one less idiot. The single-minded purpose and self-sacrifice of the winners, and the spectacular means by which they snuff themselves, qualifies them for the honor of winning a Darwin Award.

Rules and Eligibility

To win, nominees must significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an astonishingly stupid way. All races, cultures, and socioeconomic groups are eligible to compete. Contenders are evaluated using the following five criteria: [The five criteria follow at the link.]

https://tinyurl.com/wyt6afy
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quote:

Bellelettres wrote:

I made the same mistake you did, Susie, in thinking one can win a Darwin Award just by doing something unbelievably stupid. But no. To win an award, one has to remove himself, herself, or theirself from the gene pool.




I think common usage has evolved to mean it's doing something unbelievably stupid, though, and the death of the person doing it isn't required.

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Sorry. Duplicate post.

At least it didn't earn a Darwin Award. emoticon

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quote:

Bellelettres wrote:

I made the same mistake you did, Susie, in thinking one can win a Darwin Award just by doing something unbelievably stupid. But no. To win an award, one has to remove himself, herself, or theirself from the gene pool.

https://tinyurl.com/wyt6afy



I changed the thread title to respond to your objection, Belle.

And, for what it's worth, I don't consider receiving a Darwin Award to be a "win." emoticon

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With a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE assist from Trump:


(NBC News) - A woman's husband is dead after couple tried an unapproved drug for coronavirus related to one Trump has been promoting

An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate — believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The toxic ingredient the couple consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans and touted recently by President Donald Trump as a potential help in the fight against the coronavirus. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.

"I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, 'Hey, isn't that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?'" she said.


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With a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE assist from Trump:


(NBC News) - A woman's husband is dead after couple tried an unapproved drug for coronavirus related to one Trump has been promoting

An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate — believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The toxic ingredient the couple consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans and touted recently by President Donald Trump as a potential help in the fight against the coronavirus. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.

"I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, 'Hey, isn't that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?'" she said.



I wish Trump would just STFU!!
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